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6+ Works 265 Membros 13 Críticas

Obras por Jessica Hopper

Associated Works

McSweeney's Issue 44 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2013) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares, 3 críticas
Best Music Writing 2011 (Da Capo Best Music Writing) (2011) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Best Music Writing 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
A history of modern music : part four : Indie (2011) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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"Night after night, day after day it went on and on
Then came that morning she woke up alone
She spent all night staring down at the lights of LA
Wondering if she could ever go home"

Simultaneously interesting and underwhelming. I continually had the feeling that this book is grist for a future work of more depth. To be fair, in show business, dating, and books, it matters who you follow. For me, Night Moves came after a long run of brilliant novels, one of which was Algren's The Man With The Golden Arm, and we know what street he lived on, and what view was outside his window.… (mais)
mortalfool | Jul 10, 2021 |
Really earnest and engaging. So much music writing these days feels like a profile on a dating website or something. But these essays aren't trying to impress you, they're just good.

Biggest takeaways: I don't think I can ever listen to R. Kelly again. I'm going to download some Lana Del Rey?
Jetztzeit | 2 outras críticas | May 15, 2020 |
this book's kinda all over the place. some pieces have some great lines & ideas in a mess of stuff that detracts from em. others seem kinda like they care more about their own language than the music, but i guess we've all been there. hopper's kinda more interested in personalities than breaking down the actual songs bit by bit so if that's yr jam maybe this one's for u
freakorlando | 2 outras críticas | May 14, 2020 |
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My oldest brother played guitar and sang in a band. I figured I could too until he tried to teach me how to play. He's left-handed, I'm right-handed and the guitar was too big for me. It was too hard so I gave up. There were no rock camps for girls and of course no Girls Rock! to watch.

This book is the answer to my 8-year-old self. It tells the reader where to find instruments and equipment, how to tell if they're damaged, and how to care for them. If the new rocker decides to write songs, record or go on tour, this book has related sections that will encourage and inform.

Throughout the book are eye-catching sidebars of informational nuggets. Some of the topics include: female solo artists to view on YouTube (some of whom I've never heard of); books about female rockers; and five keys to keeping your band together. These sidebars combined with the appendixes will open up the reader to some new influences. And for mom or dad will bring back some fond memories. Even if your child doesn't want to learn how to play music or be part of a band, there is enough resource material to point parents and children towards music related discussions.
… (mais)
astults | 8 outras críticas | Jul 11, 2010 |



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