The Boy Who Cried Freebird: Rock & Roll Fables and Sonic Storytelling

April 1, 2008|
The Boy Who Cried Freebird: Rock & Roll Fables and Sonic Storytelling by Mitch Myers
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Wedding the American oral storytelling tradition with progressive music journalism, Mitch Myers'' The Boy Who Cried Freebird is a treatise on the popular music culture of the twentieth century. Trenchant, insightful, and wonderfully strange, this literary mix-tape is authentic music history . . . except when it isn''t. Myers outrageously blends short fiction, straight journalism, comic interludes, memoirs, serious artist profiles, satire, and related fan-boy hokum—including the classic stories he first narrated on NPR''s All Things Considered.

Focusing on iconic recordings, events, communities, and individuals, Myers riffs on Deadheads, sixties nostalgia, rock concert decorum, glockenspiels, and all manner of pop phenomena. From tales of rock-and-roll time travel to science fiction revealing Black Sabbath''s power to melt space aliens, The Boy Who Cried Freebird is about music, culture, legend, and lore—all to be lovingly passed on to future generations.

Mitch Myers is a writer, historian, and psychologist based in Chicago and New York City. His unique pop commentaries have been broadcast on NPR''sAll Things Consideredand published in a variety of journals, magazines, and websites. He also maintains the Shel Silverstein Archive in Chicago.
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Title:The Boy Who Cried Freebird: Rock & Roll Fables and Sonic Storytelling
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.76 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.76 in
Published:April 1, 2008
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780061139024

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