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Publisher Description

A bewitching memoir about the lures, torments, and rewards of making and performing music in the indie rock world

Dean Wareham's seminal bands Galaxie 500 and Luna have long been adored by a devoted cult following and extolled by rock critics. Now he brings us the blunt, heartbreaking, and wickedly charismatic account of his personal journey through the music world-the artistry and the hustle, the effortless success and the high living, as well as the bitter pills and self-inflicted wounds. It captures, unsparingly, what has happened to the entire ecosystem of popular music over a time of radical change, when categories such as "indie" and "alternative" meant nothing to those creating the music, but everything to the major labels willing to pay for it. Black Postcards is a must-have for Wareham's many fans, anyone who has ever been in a band, or the listeners who have taken an interest in the indie rock scene over the last twenty years.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2008
March 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
887.6
KB

Customer Reviews

destro1 ,

Surprisingly Soothing Read...

As a longtime Luna and Galaxie 500 fan, I had plenty of reasons to read a bit more about the bands that defined my 20's and 30's in so many ways.

But 'Black Postcards' is a lot more than a simple rock-diary of a lead singer and a few bands. Wareham's writing is spare and honest - but always entertaining. The book is as much about the day-to-day challenges of modern 'indie' rock (whatever that means) - it's about the creative process, friendship, collaboration, growing up, growing older, and moving on.

All great creative thinkers know when it's time to tear down their lives and start over - it's this ability to change, to move on, and to endure that makes Wareham's story so compelling.

Highly recommended for both fans of music and fans of biography. Bravo.