Collects concert memories from poets, songwriters, biographers, novelists, and cultural critics, describing their experiences of seeing such artists as Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Bill Evans, and Queen.
As kids we preferred indoor recess to the playground hullabaloo. As adults we're film dorks, comic book geeks and indie-music nerds. We do not, as a general rule, jet-ski. This is what we'll be reading as we try to avoid the sun.
Rick Moody's essay appears in The Show I'll Never Forget, a collection of essays describing memorable concert experiences edited by Sean Manning. Recommended by Glen Weldon, the shows "are presented here in heartfelt, and at times heartbreaking, prose."