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[Powderworks] Short books about music

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Wed, 7 May 2003 10:33:46 -0400


"Fashion in the music business" by Rob Hirst?

Brigitte
> 
> De: "Bjorn Blomquist" <bjorn.blomquist@mbox301.swipnet.se>
> Date: 2003/05/07 mer. AM 07:26:47 GMT-04:00
> : <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
> Subject: [Powderworks] Short books about music
> 
> Hello, I'm back...
> 
> Got this on the Kinks mailing list and thought it's too funny not to
> share it with you.
> 
> 
> Some of the shortest books about music:
> 
> "Dental Hygene And Nutrition For Health And Long Life" - Keith Richards
> 
> How to Keep Your Ego in Check by MICK! JAGGER!
> 
> Hammer! Your Guide To Personal Finances
> 
> Keith Emerson's CBGB's Memories
> 
> Black Pride by Michael Jackson
> 
> Run A Marathon With David Crosby
> 
> Walk up a Flight of Stairs with Aretha Franklin
> 
> Ted Nugent's Tofu Secrets
> 
> 1,000 Ways To Cook Beef by Chrissie Hynde and Moby
> 
> Gun Safety by Kurt Cobain
> 
> Songs I've Written About Men Who Are Neither Abusive Nor Suicidal by
> Lucinda
> Williams
> 
> I Am A Rock: Stability Through Hard Times by Mariah Carey. Foreword
> by Brian Wilson.
> 
> Staying True To Your Zorastrian Roots by Freddie Mercury
> 
> Understatement -- Meat Loaf
> 
> Our Future in the Music Business by the Other Three Guys in No Doubt
> 
> My Favorite Drum Techniques That Do Not Involve Metronomically Riding
> the
> High Hat by John Bonham
> 
> My Favorite Drum Techniques by Mo Tucker
> 
> My Favorite Drum Techniques that Do Require Metronomically Riding the
> High
> Hat - Keith Moon
> 
> Finish What You Started by Axl Rose
> 
> Enya: The Death Metal Years
> 
> You Catch More Flies With Honey Than With Vinegar by John Lydon.
> 
> The Book of Shirts -- By Iggy Pop
> 
> A Half Page of My Original Ideas by David Bowie
> 
> Can I Borrow Your Car? by James Dean
> 
> I Got My Eye on You by Sammy Davis Jr
> 
> What's Black and White and Has Two Eyes? by Sammy Davis Jr and Peter
> Falk
> 
> The 4th Chord -- The Ramones
> 
> No, That Was MY Solo by Brad Whitford. [Actually, I thought this would
>   fit Jimmy Page]*
> 
> Just A Regular Guy by Adam Ant.
> 
> Hit Records WE Wrote For The Police by Andy Summers and Stewart
> Copeland.
> 
> Hit Records WE Wrote For Talking Heads by Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
> and
> Chris Franz.
> 
> My Best Records Besides Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield.
> 
> How I Brought Jazz to Black America by Sting
> 
> Hit Songs That I Sang On-Key by Bob Dylan and Neil Young
> 
> High On Life by Johnny Thunders
> 
> Just Hangin' Wit' My Dad by Marvin Gaye
> 
> Interviews Where I Didn't Mention Living In a Van -- By Jewel
> 
> The Rough Guide To Mongolian Jazz
> 
> The Art of Singing Simply by Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Whitney
> Houston
> 
> How To Write Catchy Commercial Pop Tunes by Captain Beefheart
> 
> What I Did in Hall and Oates - By The Short Guy With the Mustache
> Partying
> 
> With Paul Simon: The Complete Oral History by Tommy Lee
> 
> Never Write The Same Song Twice by Angus and Malcolm Young; foreword by
> Billy Gibbons
> 
> Holding Your Drink by Bon Scott. Preface by Janis Joplin; foreword by
> Oscar
> Levant. Additional material by John Bonham
> 
> The Careful Name Selection Process that Resulted in "Hootie and the
> Blowfish"
> 
> Projects that I've Done Since Oingo Boingo That Haven't Involved Movie
> Soundtracks or Tim Burton -- Danny Elfman
> 
> Humility: It's what got me where I am Today - Jack Bruce
> 
> How I earned my Swimming Merit Badge - Brian Jones
> 
> Blood is Thicker than Water by Ray Davies and Mike Love 
> 
> How To Not Suck by Kenny G
> 
> Less Is More by Frank Zappa
> 
> (*for your information: Rumours claim that Jimmy Page played the guitar
> solo on the Kinks' "You really got me", which he didn't, although he
> actually DID add *rhythm* guitar to "All day and all of the night" and
> few other early Kinks songs. At least, so the story goes... B.B.)
> 
> I didn't get that one by David Bowie, I must admit...
> 
> So what about using our creative minds to come up with some more books?
> Here is one: "How to change your appearance through different haircuts"
> by Peter Garrett. 
> 
> /Bjorn
> 
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