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Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
by Dan Kennedy
by Dan Kennedy
Jun 13, 2008
a lovely girl in a white hat sent me a copy of this book with a note that said, this will make you wet your pants. and not only is this book hilarious but it is that perfect evocation of my generation that grew up staring at the walls in our bedrooms. i remember listening to tonight's the night by neil young on vinyl, which i slid out from my brothers collection and carried back to my room, dropped the needle, shut the door, and watched the light in a square from the window travel down the wall and disappear into dusk. or listening to some supertramp album and watching the dust particles float like tiny universes. this brought all that back. and how, now that i am older, it's not like that anymore. it's all so contrived in a way. kennedy's passage about the iggy pop and the stooges concert is a masterpiece. and for that section alone this book should be read. and reread and passed along to the kids who dont buy albums anymore. who never grew up with a record player. or knew someone with an 8-track. the lovely girl in the white hat was right. this book will make you wet your pants, but it will also make you nod your head. or sit down one night, with a cheap bottle of wine and pull the queen is dead out of the sleeve, drop the needle, sit back and get drunk thinking about bicycle rides. and streetlights. and epic concerts that made you feel on the verge of everything.
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