Listen to the Music

Best Music Writing 2011
Alex Ross, Guest Editor; Daphne Carr, Series Editor

This is going to be one of those semesters.

We’re only a couple of weeks in and  I’m already so far behind I’m in danger of seeing myself out on my way in.

Luckily, though I hadn’t planned it this way, it turns out that I am prepared for just such a contingency. That Claude S. Fischer book from last month is not the only read-but-not- Continue reading


Anthology Redux: Best Music Writing 2008

Best Music Writing 2008
Guest Editor, Nelson George; Series Editor, Daphene Carr

Hit a ¢99 sale and you can stock up on the books you missed at the full cover price. I don’t begrudge authors, editors and publishers their incomes but hey, gas is headed towards $4 a gallon and I need to be thrifty, too. And so my catching up project continues.

Here we have another installment in the Best Music Writing series. This year the Guest Editor is Nelson George. A former editor at Billboard, George wrote The Death of Rhythm and Blues, an absolutely Continue reading