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Dugout [With CD]
How do you tell a story that's about baseball and jazz...Civil War battles and Cold War paranoia...love and death...true stories and lies...and a boy growing up on the flat sprawl of West Texas? Acclaimed visual artist and singer-songwriter Terry Allen created a multimedia work--Dugout--that combines writing and painting, video/sculpture installations, and musical theater ...more
Hardcover, 274 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by University of Texas Press
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Dugout comes with a CD of Allen's live performance, but it would still be an interesting read without. This book is straight-up Americana - from baseball to jazz to alcoholism to installation art (with some Dada-meets-modernist...in my ignorant estimation) photos thrown in for good measure - told in off-beat, often first-person narrative. A quick and enjoyable read, I would say this book should be read first without the accompaniment of the CD, and then savored with.