Saturday, May 05, 2012

Awaiting Lethem's Fear of Music

Jonathan Lethem's contribution to the 33 1/3 library, a meditation on Talking Heads' Fear of Music, is already garnering mucho amor. I've reined in my 33 1/3 purchases — the bulk of the series only rates a "fair-to-middlin'" — but went ahead and placed this on pre-order with Amazon.ca, figuring they'd get it before I had a chance to visit any of my favourite indie bookstores.

My mistake, alas; I'm still waiting. But I'm fairly assured that Lethem's book will join the few exemplary volumes in the series.


3 comments:

DarkoV said...

Few Exemplary Volumes? Oh...this should top them all.

ARTIS said...

Breithaupt's "Aja" is conspicuous by its absence in the last three links. Its the best of the 33 1/3 lot, but I plead "guilt as charged" for being a biased gift receiver.

Whisky Prajer said...

Re: Breithaupt -- corrected, thank you. I hesitated only because Brian Sweet's book in '98 covered much of the same ground. Breithaupt's book still qualifies, though: his technical approach to The Dan's most technically fluent album is pitch-perfect.