You know those episodes of The Simpsons where Lisa meets a smart and sassy but super cool older irl and wants desperately to be her friend Reading this book was like listening to the dialogue the writers ive to these characters or maybe like reading their this book was like listening to the dialogue the writers ive to these characters or maybe like reading their It s all snark parenthetical asides and carefully made casual name drops in the hopes of establishing credDon t read it expecting to learn much about the actual music that makes or made regional scenes It s about making fun of the people behind the music and those who enjoy it Many of the histories are incomplete Lawrence Kansas apparently never had any bands until Boys Life showed up you can say what you want about the likes of Paw but they drew attention to this Skimmed this since I checked it out from the library Not sure what to make of the fact that Austin is not mentioned nor is the whole BloodshotHideoutInsurgent Country Chicago scene Mabye that s a ood thing because if a scene is in here it will be mocked Nice illustrations though This is a review of local music scenes in several cities You ve probably heard of some of these bands and some probably not I had a difficult time relating to this book hence the 2 star rating but I think this was mostly because I
M Just Not That just not that being a scenester I like music but I m not planning on committing my life to following my favorite local band or dedicating my time and money to such pursuits I uess I m too old Anyhow for me most of the info is fairly trivial I probably won t remember much of it and I pretty much don t care However I was able to add some bands "To My List Of Music "my list of music check out My biggest complaint with this book has to be the footnote Now I don t mind footnotes but you should be able to see the footnote markings in the text They were nearly impossible to see in this book which in my mind just makes having footnotes distracting rather than informative aside info I love this book nearly as much as I loved Everybody Hurts A snarky fact filled look at the people and places that made the indiepunk scene what it is todayThe American underground music scene is exploding everywhere not just in New York City and LA although we've ot those cities covered tooIn Washington DC Ian MacKaye and Fugazi inspired the straightedge culture which had kids everywhere drawing black X's on th. T it Gotta keep that edge as I et older you know I m not sure how much I really learned from this amusing bit of snarky fluff but it was uick and fun read and I might have otten to know the stereotypes of the various scenes across the country Leslie Simon writes with a very personable casual voice though she may come off a bit facetious at times The entries are not serious explorations of the evolution of independent music in the US but really just funny lists and factoids about the punk emo and alt bands bars and record shops of Seattle Long Island suburban Florida and even Omaha among other places At worst they are superficial Still I found some interesting bands to check out Hardly comprehensive but fun I loved reading about the different bands and figuring out what originated where but I felt a large part of it was really poorly researched For example the whole Jenny lewis part was shit and the little picture drawn had absolutely no relevance to the actual album cover it was supposed to be It was like
"The Artist Was Too Lazy "artist was too lazy o and look up the picture so they just freehanded it from memory instead And a major no no was the Twin Cities part which is where I m from The author needs to take a few trips to the cities because she really has no fucking clue how to have fun here If she thinks drinking is the only activity she needs to The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States get a better touruide and a clue We have a raving music scene and a lot of really fun kitcshy awesome cultural hotspots I know plenty of people from the cities who don t drink and have a blast every night I love it duh But I had to ive it 4 stars because Everybody Hurts is my first love and I don t want it "TO FEEL AS IF IT S "feel as if it s replaced in my heartI might have skipped some of the mapping out sections because it just made me huff about how I never have enough money to travel High five for the suburban Florida sectionOh and my NAME is in the acknowledgments I suealed like a child when I saw that I heart you Leslie Simon. Ntial Guide to Emo Culture comes Wish You Were Here a combination travel uide and tortured history covering everything from what constitutes proper rock critic etiuette in Minneapolis to why pop punk bands in Chicago have so much suburban angst to how freegans in the Bay Area can feed themselves on a budget that would make frugal Rachael Ray's face blush.
Leslie Simon Å 2 DownloadHere were so many references to bands I love and listen to and as I read it I learnt a whole lot about the scenes they all came from and what made their home towns specialI think my favourite chapter was probably the chapter on Long Island "due to the fact it talked so much about Taking Back Sunday Brand New etc Leslie Simon has "to the fact it talked so much about Taking Back Sunday Brand New etc Leslie Simon has snarky sense of humour that I just adore with all her nicely placed footnotes iving information or just Simon has snarky sense of humour that I just adore with all her nicely placed footnotes iving information or just little remark she deems appropriate There s something I just love about her style of writing because half of the remarks she makes about the scene everyone is thinking anywayWhile she says it s not a travel 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts guide she s provided me with a few locations I m adding to my list of places too when I travel to America This book Moonrise (Snowfall, gave me pretty much exactly what I wanted It s notroundbreaking literature it s not a definitive uide to the most underground bands or secret of scenes it was just a really fun entertaining overview of a handful of different metropolitan areas across the country the bands the area has spawned and where the cool spots to check out It s eual arts music uide and travel Hello, Snow! guide with the occasional fun story thrown in to spice things up If you re a pop punk emo indie punk etc fan this is a super fun read and you might actually learn something about the bands you already love and where they come from Useful information from a differenteneration on indie rock and the emo enre The writing is a bit snarky for me but the highlighted bands makes reading easy Recommended for millennials interested in indie rock scenes around the country The snark here is distracting What is the author
trying to prove with it It s like reading the blog of a too cool forto prove with it It s like reading the blog of a too cool for but actually just super insecure high school irl Bleck I m not really sure why I read this informally written book okay it was because it mentions the Twin Cities but I have been on a pop music kick lately attempting to rectify my appalling ignorance abou. Eir hands in magic markerIn Omaha Nebraska A young Conor Oberst aka Bright Eyes started writing and performing Mastering the Art of Saying No Without Feeling Guilty: Tips, Techniques and Strategies gut wrenching love songs at the tender age of thirteenOn Long Island New York Taking Back Sunday and Brand New battled for emo supremacy and the fragile hearts of a million teenageirlsFrom the coauthor of the cult worthy Everybody Hurts An Esse.