Just finished A Little Devil in America by Hanif Abdurraqib and was blown away. It's sort of a series of essay-like reflections on life through the lens of brief historical accounts of various Black performers and also an semi-autobiographical account of the author's own life. It was honest and fascinating. He's also a well respected poet so the writing is amazing.
Just opened The Inner Game of Music by Barry Green & Timothy Gallwey as well as the first entry of the Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin. I've settled on always working on a fiction and a non-fiction at the same time.
I've really enjoyed the balance of that method. And the boundary of only two books keeps me from starting too many at once (got out of hand for a second there lol).yeah...I also do fiction and non fiction at the same time
my current non fiction is the biography of Pope John Paul II
will start next fiction after marching band season is over
I've really enjoyed the balance of that method. And the boundary of only two books keeps me from starting too many at once (got out of hand for a second there lol).
I bet that book is fascinating! I went down a rabbit hole once because something about his assassination attempts got shared to reddit. As a non-Catholic I sometimes forget that the Pope exists, and the idea that theres still this leadership role in existence that has stuck around since the 8th century is almost surreal.
A leading music journalist’s riveting chronicle of how beloved band Pearl Jam shaped the times, and how their legacy and longevity have transcended generations.
Ever since Pearl Jam first blasted onto the Seattle grunge scene three decades ago with their debut album, Ten, they have sold 85M+ albums, performed for hundreds of thousands of fans around the world, and have even been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In Long Road: Pearl Jam and the Soundtrack Of A Generation, music critic and journalist Steven Hyden celebrates the life, career, and music of this legendary group, widely considered to be one of the greatest American rock bands of all time. Long Road is structured like a mix tape, using 18 different Pearl Jam classics as starting points for telling a mix of personal and universal stories. Each chapter tells the tale of this great band — how they got to where they are, what drove them to greatness, and why it matters now.
I read those both when I was 19ish, it's like you're me, but less handsome.I'm reading the 70's underground comic books, "The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers" from Rip Off press, by Gilbert Shelton.
Also the "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tzu
I recently finished King's X: The Oral History and Destination Onward: The Story of Fates Warning. Both excellent books and highly recommended if you're fans of either band, of course. Currently reading (or re-reading) Zen Golf.