The Mayor of MacDougal Street: A Memoir - Dave Van Ronk, Elijah Wald

After the beats and before the British Invasion, Dave Van Ronk was a working folksinger in New York city. It was a time of dirt-cheap rent in the Village, jam sessions in Washington Square Park, and passionate discussion of art, politics, and music. Van Ronk's writing is clear, precise, and rife with insight and humor. He rubs shoulders with and has juicy opinions about blues and folk legends like John Hurt, Joan Baez and, of course, Bob Dylan. Contrary to the romantic image of the starving artist, Van Ronk hated poverty, made a living from his art, and was damn proud of it. Part riveting memoir, part fascinating time capsule The Mayor of McDougal Street is an essential piece of American cultural and musical history.

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ISBN: 9780306822162
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Published: Da Capo Press - October 15th, 2013

Who I Am: A Memoir - Pete Townshend

Who I Am is an apt title for the story of a man whose art always reflected a restless spirit eager to create and articulate an identity with which to engage the world. If Pete's (as a life-long Who fan I reserve the right to invoke his Christian name) life has a narrative arc it is his growth as an artist. His transition from acting as a mirror for his audience to embracing his own boundless and inexhaustible imagination is what makes him so compelling. Throughout he is uniquely lucid and candid about his childhood, family life, the rock & roll lifestyle and the ideas behind his work. Pete Townshend is a fascinating, flawed and endlessly curious person whose story is a must-have for any Who fan as well as anyone who considers Rock & Roll a legitimate art form.
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ISBN: 9780062127259
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 6th, 2013

Art of Metal: Five Decades of Heavy Metal Album Covers, Posters, T-Shirts, and More

Opening The Art of Heavy Metal makes you feel like you're in the bedroom of that weird kid in school your parents didn't want you to hang out with. This book showcases some of the most iconic album covers, tour posters, t-shirts, battle jackets, and zines from all genres of metal, providing a nearly complete visual history of the past three decades of heavy metal art. Whether you spent your days in heavy metal parking lots or aren't sure why Slayer just popped into your Pandora queue, The Art of Heavy Metal is a book that will electrify your eyeballs and bludgeon your brain.