Print: ADU-POPM | ISBN 978-0-945159-62-9 | Softcover | 368 pages
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Sound Bites: Big Ideas in Popular Music

Print: ADU-POPM | ISBN 978-0-945159-62-9 | Softcover | 368 pages
eBook: ADU-POPM-DE | ISBN 978-0-945159-65-0 | EPUB
Kindle: Purchase on Amazon.
Sound Bites: Big Ideas in Popular Music

"[Writing about music adds] an irreplaceable dimension to our experience of the artform. As long as humans crave music, they will also long to share their experiences of it.”
—From the introduction by Geeta Dayal

In Sound Bites: Big Ideas in Popular Music, writers reflect on the immense impact of popular music on our culture, our lives, and our ways of thinking about the world. The thirty selections in this exciting new collection explore popular music across genres and consider varied aspects of creating, listening, and performing. Inside you’ll find:

  • Acclaimed authors, including James Baldwin, Bobbie Ann Mason, David Remnick, Sonia Sanchez, and Tracy K. Smith
  • Writing on memory, fandom, patriotism, science, and soul
  • Essays, short stories, lyrics, memoirs, and poetry

Please note, these books contain mature content.


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Contents

Creating

  • Don't You Wonder, Sometimes?Tracy K. Smith
  • Voice and Hammer: Harry Belafonte's Unfinished Fight (selection)Jeff Sharlet
  • Lush LifeJohn McCluskey Jr.
  • Electronic Dance Music's Love Affair With Ecstasy: A History (selection)Nash Jenkins
  • BopLangston Hughes
  • I Am Your Conscious, I Am Love: A Paean 2 PrinceHilton Als
  • Amor Prohibido (selection)Jeff Winkler
  • Thieves In The NightDante Smith, Talib Kweli Greene, and Charles Njapa
  • Bowie (selection)Simon Critchley

Performing

  • When Whitney Hit The High NoteDanyel Smith
  • Black FlagJohn Albert
  • Millie Jackson’s Country RootsJalylah Burrell
  • Beatlemania: A Love StoryDevin McKinney
  • Sonny's BluesJames Baldwin
  • A Poem For Ella FitzgeraldSonia Sanchez
  • Elvis Presley (selection)Bobbie Ann Mason
  • Star Child (selection)Margo Jefferson
  • When Johnny Cash Visited LeavenworthAlbert Nussbaum
  • Soul SurvivorDavid Remnick

Listening

  • Because My Father Always Said He Was The Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play "The Star-Spangled Banner" at WoodstockSherman Alexie
  • Why the Shirelles MatteredSusan Douglas
  • EarbudBill Holm
  • Salsa y La Naturaleza: How a Willie Colón Song Taught Me About Queerness and LoveGabby Rivera
  • Brainworms, Sticky Music, and Catchy TunesOliver Sacks
  • Reluctant Exigesis: "(I Bless the Rains Down In) Africa"Steve Almond
  • Good Citations: The Rise of the Rock Curator (selection)Simon Reynolds
  • Beginning to See the LightEllen Willis
  • Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past (selection)Eric Spitznagel
  • Just A Little Bit: LoudnessBen Ratliff
  • Let's Talk About LoveCarl Wilson