Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Listen To This

These days, most of my reading is during some quality time travelling to and from work by bus. (Maybe the mobile library service could start taking paying passengers.) I've only read the introduction to Alex Ross's sequel to The Rest Is Noise but already I'm hooked. Makes me want to ponder on every sentence so I guess it's going to be a long and inspiring read. It's Ross's ability to talk about music as a whole while discussing particular genres, people and events that appeals. There is also, clearly, a feel here for rock and indie music as well as classical and contemporary which is a rarity and one that I'm searching for. There are online music samples to illustrate the text.  This weighty I-can-feel-a-Kindle-coming-on book is going to be an adventure.

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