Wednesday, May 16, 2007

New Book Spotlight: Music Edition

If you're looking for a music biography with that exotic pinch of something else, then this is a good week for you, and you should head for the library.

In one corner, we have the humorously titled Alice Cooper, Golf Monster. The popular shock rocker and Phoenician (luv u, AZ) talks openly about his life, his past addictions, and the healing power of golf.

In the other, Jim Lindberg of Pennywise answers the question, "What is it like to be a Punk Rock Dad?" Now, if you're like me, you're too busy downloading podcasts of NPR programs and Merriam-Webster's "Word of the Day" (riparian!) to ferret out new tunes. However, it may not put you at a disadvantage should you decide to read this book. I got to sit in for some story-time as the folks in cataloging decided the best place to put this strange memoir, and what I heard was actually quite funny and clever. In the end they decided it was most closely related to other "parent-child relationship" books. So that's more accessible to you and the general populace than punk rock music, yes? Sure it is. Give it a try! It's parenting...on the edge!

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