so, i saw that midnight tonight is the deadline for proposal submissions for the next batch of 33 1/3 books. the publications of accepted proposals will stretch into 2010 and 2011. too bad i found this out too late and didn't have anything ready.

but this got me to thinking, if i were to write one of these books, what would i write it on? what album could i write a whole book about? i decided that they'd have to be albums that had a pretty significant impact on me that i still like today. there's some stuff i've gotten into over the past few years that i really like and seem to be old enough to really have some clout (OMD, Glenn Branca, Simon & Garfunkel), but i don't think i could write a whole book on any of their albums. they're great, they're important, but they're not necessarily essential to how i listen to music now.

so i thought of a handful...

-Aphex Twin, Selected Ambient Works, Vol. 2
-Boards of Canada, Music Has the Right to Children
-Broadcast, The Noise Made by People
-The Microphones, either It Was Hot We Stayed in the Water or The Glow, Pt. 2
-Stars of the Lid, The Tired Sounds of...
-Weezer, either Blue Album or Pinkerton

a lot of Warp Records stuff, because that's what i was all about in late middle school / early high school. i feel like the Aphex Twin album would be the easiest for me to go on and write a whole book about but...i dunno. i could take John Darnielle's approach and write a piece of fiction around one of the albums, but now that he's done it that would be kind of lame, right?

i haven't even read a single one of the 33 1/3 books, so i don't know if i would even like these kinds of books. hm.

what album(s) would you write a whole book about?

1 comment:

cassandreamy said...

I would write about OMD, every album is so legit and Junk Culture really changed my life. Also maybe Thriller.