06.27.12 | Dave
Andrew Kolb has illustrated himself right into my heart with his visual interpretation of David Bowie's classic Space Oddity. This simply put is wonderful. The children's book spin on this song seems so appropriate it's a wonder it took this long for it to happen.
The story is linear, engaging, and allows plenty of room artistic license. The only thing it is missing is animated hand claps.
Thank you to David Gutowski of the music/literature blog Large Hearted Boy and How to be a Retronaut for bringing this to my attention.
David Bowie: Space Oddity
02.21.12 | Steve
I first encountered Friday Night Lights as a film. Among the many reasons I enjoyed it was the stellar soundtrack, which I acquired. I next became a huge fan of the TV show. After five incredible seasons (well, four if we are allowed to ignore the misstep-ridden Season 2) there is no doubt it is one of my all time favorite drama series. I decided to finally cover my one remaining blind spot by reading the book that started the whole phenomenon. My thoughts on it and what music it connects to are the subject of tonight's This Book Is A Song.
01.04.12 | Steve
In this edition of This Book is a Song, I am revisiting something I initially read several years ago: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. Though I liked it the first time, it felt more relevant and enjoyable this time around. And I had some fun thinking about what music connects to it.
12.03.11 | Steve
There are probably not too many contemporary writers as perfect for a feature on the intersection of music and books as Chuck Klosterman. In the newest This Book is a Song, I'll be sharing some thoughts on his latest novel The Visible Man.
11.09.11 | Steve
Tonight I'm starting a new feature at Those Who Dig called This Book Is A Song. I have always loved literature and reading and I decided it would be fun to look at the connections to music. The idea is to share some thoughts about books I read and match them up with relevant songs. Let's get to it!