"We discover writers we've never read all the time, and only rarely, as adults, do we stumble across major pop artists with a decent back catalogue: it is usually prejudice rather than ignorance that has prevented us from making their acquaintance, and prejudice is harder to overcome (indeed, much more fun to maintain).” (p. 139)...Continua
This is the Chinese translation of Nick Hornby's "Songbook". If you are like me, and read the book in Cantonese, you'll find it very difficult to read. I guess I'll have to read the original version to make sure I understand everything correctly....Continua
After reading this I thought I'd write my own '31 songs' book. Funny and true.
It's a anthology of music criticism, but also a collection of short essays about how music and people can shape and change over time. I don't totally agree with Dave Eggers:even if I listen to a song over and over, I don't have to 'solve' it. On the contrary, I discover new ideas about it.
"All sorts of pieces of music are constantly being described as 'sexy', but that doesn't necessarily mean that you'd want them to accompany love-making"
A collection of short stories inspired by different songs. It kind of makes you think you're missing quite a lot if you don't know the song in the first place.