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Title How to write about music : excerpts from the 33 1/3 series, magazines, books and blogs with advice from industry-leading writers / edited by Marc Woodworth and Ally Jane Grossan ; [with a foreword by Rick Moody].

Publication Info. New York, NY, USA ; London, UK : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2015.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    808.0667 HOW    Available
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Description xv, 415 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / by Rick Moody -- Introduction / by Marc Woodworth -- How to use this book -- The writers -- Overture : Expert advice from our writers -- The album review. Introduction ; Expert advice from our writers; Ann Powers on Daft Punk's Random access memories ; Jim Derogatis on Simon & Garfunkel's Bookends ; Laurie Anderson on Animal Collective's Centipede Hz ; Lou Reed on Kanye West's Yeezus ; Writing prompt: The blind review ; Writing prompt: Make it better -- The go-betweens: How to make contacts -- The live review. Introduction ; Expert advice from our writers ; Paul Morley on Joy Division at University College London ; Zach Schonfeld on Spiritualized at Webster Hall ; Charles Aaron on Hole at Nautica Stage ; Writing prompt: The live review on deadline -- The go-betweens: The five things every music writer or editor needs -- Track-by-track. Introduction ; Kim Cooper on Neutral Milk Hotel ; Mary Gaitskill on B-movie ; Tavi Gevinson on Taylor Swift ; Jonathan Lethem on Talking Heads ; Writing prompt: Track-by-track -- The go-betweens: How did you land your job? -- Analysis. Introduction ; Richard Meltzer on evil and rock 'n' roll ; Luke Turner on Enya ; Brian Morton on computer music ; Jordan Ferguson on J Dilla's Donuts ; Writing prompt: Late style -- The go-betweens: Offbeat advice -- The artist interview. Introduction ; Expert advice from our writers ; Lizzy Goodman with Kim Gordon ; Thomas Sayers Ellis with Bootsy Collins ; Allen Ginsberg with Beck ; Writing prompt: Be both interviewer and interviewee ; Writing prompt: Learn from the best -- The go-betweens: Your dream interview subject -- The personal essay. Introduction ; Bruce Eaton on Big Star ; Lester Bangs on Van Morrison ; James Wood on Keith Moon ; Rick Moody on Otis Redding, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Funkadelic and others ; Writing prompt: The personal essay ; Writing prompt: Off-the-radar music that matters -- The go-betweens: How is music writing different?
The blog piece. Introduction ; Expert advice from our writers ; Chris Deville on Mumford & Sons ; Nicholas Croggon and James Parker on the trouble with contemporary music criticism ; Matt Melis on fandom ; Writing prompt: The blog piece -- The go-betweens: Your biggest mistake -- The artist profile. Introduction ; Expert advice from our writers ; Alex Ross on Radiohead ; John Jeremiah Sullivan on Axl Rose ; Lindsay Zoladz on Pussy Riot ; Sasha Frere-Jones on Beyoncé ; Writing prompt: The local artist profile -- The go-betweens: What sources do you use? -- Alternatives. Introduction ; John Darnielle on Black Sabbath ; Marty Davis on Black Flag ; Rob Sheffield on Tommy James and The Shondells, Plxies, The Cure, Rolling Stones and others ; Joseph Deuel on Hüsker Dü ; Campbell McGrath on Bob Dylan ; Writing prompt: The annotated mix tape ; Writing prompt: Other voices ; Writing prompt: Headlines from titles -- The go-betweens: Desert Island Discs -- How it sounds. Introduction ; Expert advice from our writers ; Andy Babiuk on the Beatles ; Owen Pallett on Katy Perry ; Susan Fast on Led Zeppelin ; John Perry on Jimi Hendrlx ; Writing prompt: Isolated tracks ; Writing prompt: What's important -- The go-betweens: Do you need to know how to make music to write about it? -- Music scenes. Introduction ; Gina Arnold on Liz Phair ; Ross Simonini on Jamaican Rude Boys ; Simon Morrison on dance clubs In Kosovo ; Writing prompt: Music scenes -- The go-betweens: How has the field of writing about music changed? -- Cultural criticism. Introduction ; Carl Wilson on Celine Dion ; Chuck Klosterman on Eminem ; Greil Marcus on Clarence Ashley ; Writing prompt: Cultural criticism -- The go-betweens: Words of advice to the lonely music critic -- Introduction: How to pitch a 33 1/3. Introduction: How to pitch a 33 1/3 ; Describe what it was like to write a 33 1/3 ; A successful pitch: Susan Fast on Michael Jackson's Dangerous ; A successful pitch: Phillip Crandall on Andrew W K.'s I get wet ; Phillip Crandall revisits his 33 1/3 proposal ; Writing prompt: The 33 1/3 pitch -- The go-betweens: Where do you find inspiration? -- Companion website.
Summary The album review - The live review - Track-by-track - Analysis - The artist interview - The personal essay - The blog piece - The artist profile - Alternatives - How it sounds - Music scenes - Cultural criticism - Introduction: how to pitch a 33 1/3.
Subject Musical criticism.
Musical criticism -- Authorship.
Popular music -- History and criticism.
Added Author Woodworth, Marc, editor.
Grossan, Ally Jane, editor.
ISBN 9781628920444 (hardback)
1628920440 (hardcover)
9781628920437 (pbk.)
1628920432 (paperback)

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