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Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund



We "see" when we read, and we "see" when we listen. There are many ways in which music can create the cross-sensory experience of this seeing...... Continue »
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Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth by Kim Cooper
Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth

tridentglobalceo, September 7, 2010

I grew up in the late '60s and '70s so I remember most of the "classic" bubblegum (The Archies, The Monkees, Josie and the Pussycats, etc.), from it's golden age. I read 20 to 30 books on music and pop culture every year, and this is my favorite, ever.
I've re-read it at least twice in it's entirety, and I refer to it over and over. There is a fiction chapter that should be a movie or a tv series. Some of the Japanese and Swedish off-shoots, I have as yet not explored more fully-though i hope to. I am eternally grateful for the recommendations of current bubblegum influenced music because they led me to Teenage Fanclub--now one of my favorite groups (though they are more power pop than bubblegum). I am also a big fan of Chuck Klosterman and I think this book shares with his writing a broad and deep appreciation for pop culture. I hope the make a documentary film on this subject--it would be great.
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