[PDF] Wish You Were Here An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes Punk to Indie and Everything in Between by Leslie Simon
This book gave me The Runaway Prophet Jonah Study Guide 1998 pretty much exactly what I wanted It s not groundbreaking literature it s not a definitive guide 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 guide and travel guide with the occasional fun story thrown in to spice things up If you re aop Književna groupie 2: Strovaljivanje punk emo indieunk 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 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 op music kick lately attempting to rectify my appalling ignorance about it Gotta keep that edge as I get 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 gotten to know the stereotypes of the various scenes across the country Leslie Simon writes with a very ersonable 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 really just funny lists and factoids about the unk emo and alt bands bars and shops Seattle Long Island suburban Florida and even Omaha among other laces At worst they are superficial Still I found some interesting bands to check out Hardly comprehensive but fun 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 good thing because if a scene is in here it will be mocked Nice illustrations though I love it duh But I had to give it 4 stars because Everybody Hur. A snarky fact filled look at the Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. David Shields people andlaces 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 got those cities covered tooIn Washington DC Ian MacKaye and Fugazi inspired the straightedge culture which had kids everywhere drawing black X's on th. Ts is my first love and I don t want it to feel as if it s been 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 I love this book nearly as much as I loved Everybody Hurts There 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 robably the chapter on Long Island due to the fact it talked so much about Taking Back Sunday Brand New etc Leslie Simon has this snarky sense of humour that I just adore with all her nicely Just Destiny placed footnotes giving information or just a 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 guide she srovided me with a few locations I m adding to my list of Paradise Run places to go when I travel to America The snark here is distracting What is the author trying torove with it It s like reading the blog of a too cool for you but actually just super insecure high school girl Bleck You know those episodes of The Simpsons where Lisa meets a smart and sassy #but super cool older girl and wants desperately to be her friend Reading this book was like listening to the dialogue #super cool older girl and wants desperately to be her friend Reading this book was like listening to the dialogue writers give to these characters or maybe like reading their LiveJournals It s all snark arenthetical 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 eople behind the mus. Eir hands in magic markerIn Omaha Nebraska A young Conor Oberst aka Bright Eyes started writing and erforming 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 teenage girlsFrom the coauthor of the cult worthy Everybody Hurts An Esse. ,
characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Leslie SimonIc and those who enjoy it Many #of histories are incomplete Lawrence Kansas apparently never had any bands until Boys Life showed up #the histories incomplete Lawrence Kansas apparently never had any bands until Boys Life showed up can say what you want about the likes of Paw but they drew attention to this town way before the Get Up Kids did or glossed over nothing has happened in Seattle since grunge apparently but there sure are lenty of hipsters to make fun ofI realize I m not in the target demographic for this book but to call it essential is a stretch Music writers like Michael Azerrad are thorough and assionate about their subjects and much better reads I loved reading about the different bands
AND FIGURING OUT WHAT ORIGINATED WHERE BUT I FELTfiguring out what originated where but I felt large art of it was really The Book of Mordred poorly researched For example the whole Jenny lewisart was shit and the little Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide picture drawn had absolutely no relevance to the actual album cover it was supposed to be It was like the artist was too lazy to go and look up theicture so they just freehanded it from memory instead And a major no no was the Twin Cities Wie war das noch? Schulwissen, neu aufpoliert 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 get a better tour guide and a clue We have a raving music scene and a lot of really fun kitcshy awesome cultural hotspots I knowlenty of Hidden Boundaries people from the cities who don t drink and have a blast every night This is a review of local music scenes in several cities You verobably heard of some of these bands and some robably not I had a difficult time relating to this book hence the 2 star rating but I think this was Useful information from a different generation on indie rock and the emo genre 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. Ntial Guide to Emo Culture comes Wish You Were Here a combination travel guide and tortured history covering everything from what constitutes roper rock critic etiuette in Minneapolis to why Gods Callgirl popunk 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.