Da Capo Best Music Writing 2005: The Year's Finest Writing on Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, Country, and More

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Da Capo Press, Apr 27, 2009 - Music - 224 pages
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Da Capo Best Music Writing has become one of the most eagerly awaited annuals of them all. Celebrating the year in music writing by gathering a rich array of essays, missives, and musings on every style of music from rock to hip-hop to R&B to jazz to pop to blues and more, it is essential reading for anyone who loves great music and accomplished writing. Scribes of every imaginable sort-novelists, poets, journalists, musicians-are gathered to create a multi-voiced snapshot of the year in music writing that, like the music it illuminates, is every bit as thrilling as it is riveting.Past writers have included:Elizabeth MEndez Berry * Ta-Nehisi Coates * Michael Corcoran * Robbie Fulks * Michaelangelo Matos * Alex Ross * Roni Sarig * Joel Selvin * Tour8E * Lynn Hirschberg * Chuck Klosterman * Elizabeth Gilbert * Jay McInerney * Elvis Costello * Susan Orlean * Jonathan Lethem * David Rakoff * Mike Doughty * Lorraine Ali * Greil Marcus * Richard Meltzer * Robert Gordon * Sarah Vowell * Nick Tosches * Anthony DeCurtis * William Gay * Whitney Balliett * Lester Bangs * Rosanne Cash * Eddie Dean * Selwyn Seyfu Hinds * Kate Sullivan * Alec Wilkinson * David Hadju * Lenny Kaye * The Onion * Mark Jacobson * Gary Giddins * John Leland * Luc Sante * Monica Kendrick * Kalefa Sanneh
  

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Contents

Better Than Anything I Could Say
xiii
A Conversation Between Ingrid Sischy and Camille Paglia
1
1979 Calling
9
Why Postmodern Minstrelsy Studies Matter
17
And Now a Less Informed Opinion
41
The Year Punk Died and Was Reborn
47
Rocks Enigmatic Poet Opens a LongPrivate Door
51
Punk Is Dead Long Live Punk
65
The Last Days of Brother Ray
113
The Rap Against Rockism
129
I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say
135
The Shortwave and the Calling
147
Police Secretly Watching HipHop Artists
159
Heavy Meta
165
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
183
Other Notable Essays of 2004
193

Revolution Blues
73
The Lost Boy
81
The Ghost of Saint Kurt
93
Heartbreaking Country Ballad Paralyzes Trucking Industry
105
Edelweiss
109
List of Contributors
195
Acknowledgments
199
Credits
201
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JT LeRoy is the acclaimed author of the international bestseller Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (film version directed by and starring Asia Argento). He is the lyricist for the band Thistle LLC and lives in San Francisco.

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