Traces how the author, a pop-culture journalist and reluctant fan of indie rock, grew up in the shadow of a Dylan-obsessed father, reevaluated his personal music listening habits after his favorite band broke up in 2004, and spent a night of drunken revelry at the side of one of his heroes. 30,000 first printing.
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.
An exploration of the ironic parallels between the lives of music greats Jeff Buckley and his father Tim draws comparisons of the musical eras (the 1960s and the 1990s) in which they worked and the forces that led to their tragic deaths. Reprint.
A popular Nashville songwriter presents a lyrical, poignant, and whimsical memoir of growing up in Auburndale, Florida, sharing his memories of his childhood, playing rock 'n' roll in the Deep South of the early 1960s, his search for his true calling, and his decision to move to Nashville to pursue a career as a professional songwriter at age twenty-three.
An entertaining and informative introduction to the world of the physical sciences draws on examples based on the TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel to explain complex concepts and theories of biology, chemistry, and theoretical physics—from demons and interdimensional portals to black holes and string theory. Original. 50,000 first printing.
An interactive history of Irish immigrants in America offers an entertaining account of the stories, legends, and myths that they brought to America from their Irish homeland, in a volume accompanied by a CD containing eighteen Irish folksongs that capture various aspects of Irish life in America. 25,000 first printing.
A subversive, inside glimpse of the complex world of the film industry provides candid descriptions of every aspect of filmmaking, from initial concept, to script, to screen, covering topics that range from "How Scripts Got So Bad" to "Hollywood Manners," as well as his personal choices for favorite actor, favorite film, and more. 30,000 first printing.