Category Archives: Music Books

Dave Grohl

This post should probably be prefaced with a warning: sometimes, I have a very overactive imagination. Okay, please proceed.

Fire and Rain: the year that was 1970

1970 is known for the “Chicago Seven,” the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the birth of Earth Day, Apollo 13, the Kent State shootings, the Women’s Strike for Equality, the Isle of Wight Festival, the birth of the Ford Pinto and the deaths of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. It was a tumultuous time, to say the…

Out of the Vinyl Deeps

Out of the Vinyl Deeps is a collection of essays written by music critic Ellen Willis. In the book’s introduction, written by daughter (and the book’s editor) Nona Willis Aronowitz, she describes how it felt to research her mom’s articles: “… I couldn’t help feeling insanely jealous–not only because my mother’s clear, shrewd writing style…