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Description: Real musicians don't sign autographs, date models, or fly in private jets. They spend their lives in practice rooms and basement clubs or toiling in the obscurity of coffee-shop gigs, casino jobs, and the European festival circuit. The ten linked stories in Power Balladsare devoted to this unheard virtuoso: the working musician. From the wings of sold-out arenas to hip-hop studios to polka bars, these stories are born out of a nocturnal world where music is often simply work, but also where it can, in rare moments, become a source of grace and transcendence, speaking about the things we never seem to say to each other. A skilled but snobby jazz drummer joins a costumed heavy metal band to pay his rent. A country singer tries to turn her brutal past into a successful career. A vengeful rock critic reenters the life of an emerging singer-songwriter, bent on wreaking havoc. The characters in Power Ballads-aging head-bangers, jobbers, techno DJs, groupies, and the occasional rock star (and those who have to live with them)-need music to survive, yet find themselves lost when the last note is played, the lights go up, and it's time to return to regular life. By turns melancholy and hilarious, Power Balladsis not only a deeply felt look at the lives of musicians but also an exploration of the secret music that plays inside us all.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publication date: 9/16/2011
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall