Friday, June 12, 2009

I Turn the Radio On

Caleb Crain's awesomely-named blog Steamboats Are Ruining Everything has a post today about the forthcoming book Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives. There is the usual list of publication events, but I was most struck by two of the contributors and their subjects:
  • Pankaj Mishra on ABBA
  • James Wood on the Who
They're both writers I've always pictured working in steely, productive silence. Now I have to add a soundtrack to those images.

Heavy Rotation will be available June 23.--David E

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