Your Song Changed My Life


    From the beloved host and creator of NPR's All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts comes an essential oral history of modern music, told in the voices of iconic and up-and-coming musicians, including Dave Grohl, Jimmy Page, Michael Stipe, Carrie Brownstein, Smokey Robinson, and Jeff Tweedy, among others-published in association with NPR Music.Is there a unforgettable song that changed your life?NPR's renowned music authority Bob Boilen posed this question to some of today's best-loved musical legends and rising stars. In Your Song Changed My Life, Jimmy Page Led Zeppelin, St. Vincent, Jonsi Sigur Ros, Justin Vernon Bon Iver, Cat Power, David Byrne Talking Heads, Dave Grohl Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Jeff Tweedy Wilco, Jenny Lewis, Carrie Brownstein Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney, Yusuf Islam Cat Stevens, Colin Meloy The Decemberists, Trey Anastasio Phish, Jackson Browne, Valerie June, Philip Glass, James Blake, and other artists reflect on pivotal moments that inspired their work.For Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, it was discovering his sister's 45 of The Byrds' "Turn, Turn, Turn." A young St. Vincent's life changed the day a box of CDs literally fell off a delivery truck in front of her house. Cat Stevens was transformed when he heard John Lennon cover "Twist and Shout." These are the momentous yet unmarked events that have shaped these and many other musical talents, and ultimately the sound of modern music.A diverse collection of personal experiences, both ordinary and extraordinary, Your Song Changed My Life illustrates the ways in which music is revived, restored, and revolutionized. It is also a testament to the power of music in our lives, and an inspiration for future artists and music lovers.Amazing contributors include: Jimmy Page Led Zeppelin, Carrie Brownstein Sleater-Kinney, Portlandia, Wild Flag, Smokey Robinson, David Byrne Talking Heads, St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy Wilco, James Blake, Colin Meloy The Decemberists, Trey Anastasio Phish, Jenny Lewis Rilo Kiley, Dave Grohl Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Yusuf Islam Cat Stevens, Sturgill Simpson, Justin Vernon Bon Iver, Cat Power, Jackson Browne, Michael Stipe R.E.M., Philip Glass, Jonsi Sigur Ros, Hozier, Regina Carter, Conor Oberst Bright Eyes, and others, Courtney Barnett, Chris Thile Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, Leon Bridges, Sharon Van Etten, and many more.

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    Number of Pages: 288
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780062344458
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    Listed in: Music reviews & criticism, Rock & Pop music
    Publishers: HarperCollins, William Morrow Paperbacks

    Books by Bob Boilen


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