A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
Time: April 26, 2012 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Big Green Bookshop
Street: Brampton Park Road
City/Town: Wood Green
Website or Map: http://www.biggreenbookshop.c…
Event Type: author, talks
Event Added By: Richard McKeever
Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2012
Author Dorian Lynskey will be talking about his new book about the history of protest songs:
"33 Revolutions Per Minute".
Why 33? Partly because that's the number of rotations performed by a vinyl album in one minute, and partly because it takes a lot of songs to tell a story which spans seven decades and five continents - to capture the colour and variety of this shape-shifting genre.
This is not a list book, rather each of the 33 songs offers a way into a subject, an artist, an era or an idea. The book feels vital, in both senses of the word: necessary and alive. It captures some of the energy that is generated when musicians take risks, and even when they fail, those endeavours leave the popular culture a little richer and more challenging. Contrary to the frequently voiced idea that pop and politics are awkward bedfellows, it argues that protest music is pop, in all its blazing, cussed glory.
Dorian is a music writer for the Guardian, The Word, Spin, Q and Empire among others and was The Big Issue's music critic for three years.
Dorian will be speaking about the book and there will also be an opportunity for questions and discussion.
This is a FREE event and refreshments will be available.
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