[KINDLE] ❁ Moondog, The Viking of 6th Avenue ❅ Robert Scotto – Writerscompany.co.uk

Moondog, The Viking of 6th Avenue Too bad that such a weak story teller tackled such a mysterious subject i m really interested to know about moondog s life, but can t get myself to pick the book up again the author goes on all these digressions about what it must have been like for moondog growing up that are truly vacuous oh well That such an interesting life could be the subject of such a tedious, numbing tome is a feat in and of itself A testament to the author s committment to pretentious prose. Moondog Is One Of America S Great Originals Alan Rich, New York MagazineHere Is One Of The Most Improbable Lives Of The Twentieth Century A Blind And Homeless Man Who Became The Most Famous Eccentric In New York And Who, With Enormous Diligence, Rose To Prominence As An Internationally Respected Music PresenceBorn Louis Thomas Hardin In , Moondog First Made An Impression In The Late S When He Became A Mascot Of The New York Philharmonic At Carnegie Hall His Unique, Melodic Compositions Were Released On The Prestige Jazz Label In The Late S The Viking Garbed Moondog Was A Pop Music Sensation On Columbia Records Moondog Is The Noted Inspiration For The Contemporary Freak Folk Movement Led By Devendra BanhartMoondog S Compositional Style Influenced His Former Roommate, Philip Glass, Whose Preface And Performances Of Moondog Works Appear In The Book Moondog S Work Transcends Labels And Redefines The Distinction Between Popular And High Culture A CD Compilation With A Variety Of Moondog S Compositions Is Bound Into The BookThe CD Tracklisting Is As Follows Caribea Performer Composer Moondog To A Sea Horse Performer Composer Moondog Trees Against The Sky Performer Composer Moondog Oo Debut Performer Composer Moondog Autumn Performer Composer Moondog Moondog Monologue Performer Composer Moondog Moondog S Theme Performer Composer Moondog Trimbas In Quarters Performer Composer Moondog I Came Into This World Alone Performers Moondog, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Jon GibsonComposer Moondog Be A Hobo Performers Moondog, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Jon GibsonComposer Moondog Why Spend The Dark Night With You Performers Moondog, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Jon GibsonComposer Moondog All Is Loneliness Performers Moondog, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Jon GibsonComposer Moondog Organ Rounds Performer Composer Moondog Canon In F Major, Book I Performer Paul JordanComposer Moondog Canon In B Flat Major, Book III Performer Paul JordanComposer Moondog Canon In B Flat Major, Book I Performer Paul JordanComposer Moondog Canon In B Flat Major, Book II Performer Paul JordanComposer Moondog Canon In G Sharp Minor, Book I Performer Paul JordanComposer Moondog Canon In C Sharp Minor, Book II Performer Paul JordanComposer Moondog Snakebite Rattle Performer Stefan LakatosComposer Moondog Trimbas And Woodblock In Performer Stefan LakatosComposer Moondog When I Am Deep In Sleep Performer Stefan LakatosComposer Moondog Rabbit Hop Performer Composer Moondog Dog Trot Performer Composer Moondog Bird S Lament Performer Composer Moondog Viking Performer Composer Moondog Heimdall Fanfare Performer Composer Moondog Intro And Overtone Continuum Performer Composer Moondog Moondog was a fascinating musician and person Blinded at 16 by an accidental explosion, he moved from Wyoming to New York City in the late 1940s Moondog lived on the streets or in hotels for the most part, performing his music for anyone who would hear with instruments of his own making He made his own clothes, started dressing as a viking, and moved to Europe in the 1970s to be closer to his roots Moondog made several albums and influenced many artists This book is an authorized biograp Moondog was a fascinating musician and person Blinded at 16 by an accidental explosion, he moved from Wyoming to New York City in the late 1940s Moondog lived on the streets or in hotels for the most part, performing his music for anyone who would hear with instruments of his own making He made his own clothes, started dressing as a viking, and moved to Europe in the 1970s to be closer to his roots Moondog made several albums and influenced many artists This book is an authorized biography that seemed random enough times to notice as the author mixes and matches spoken as well as written quotes throughout the book from a huge amount of sources The book could have done without the author s psychological evaluations of his subject One small example is that he mentions Moondog loses trust in the world when he learned at 10 that Santa Claus was not real Wow, very insightful and necessary Because the author had collected so much information on Moondog, the resulting biography is stuffed full with quotes and minute details that don t all jive together and break the flow of the story Anyway, it s still probably written better than this review HA The book comes with a CD of some Moondog ditties and collaborations, which is a huge plus I have yet to hear it, so it is yet to be seen with me if Moondog is revered only because of his personality and circumstances or because he was actually gifted and influential It s probably a mixture of both All in all, this book did pique my interest in his works Moondog aka Louis Hardin, American, 1916 1999 was a highly unusual blind artist street musician, accomplished prolific composer, and eccentric cult personality I m glad I got this book by Scotto, who knew Moondog since the 1960 s and interviewed him It s informative and a fine addition to my arcane music library.I wanted this book because some of Moondog s records are fantastic catchy, and stand the test of time, so I had to learnabout him Some of his other records are mere Moondog aka Louis Hardin, American, 1916 1999 was a highly unusual blind artist street musician, accomplished prolific composer, and eccentric cult personality I m glad I got this book by Scotto, who knew Moondog since the 1960 s and interviewed him It s informative and a fine addition to my arcane music library.I wanted this book because some of Moondog s records are fantastic catchy, and stand the test of time, so I had to learnabout him Some of his other records are mere poetic weirdness that I don t get, or gratuitous artsy exercises in weird time signatures that are not my cup of tea So I kind of expected this to be a mixed bag, information wise, and I hoped that the writing would hold my interest.I m glad to soak up all the great information organized in chronological order his upbringing, tragedies, personal family life, life on NYC streets and living in a cave upstate, brushes with celebrities, philosophy and study of Norse mythology, lawsuits, creative process of both braille composition and instrument making, travels across America and to Europe, etc Much of the info was welcome news to me Unfortunately the author doesn t know how to write a biography He meanders and generalizes a lot, includes unnecessary information and speculation, and sometimes left me a little confused, or questioning what his facts were based on As a result, I never felt quite engaged in this book After reading this book, I listened to a wonderful 2006 pre publication interview with the author via WFMU podcast What a dynamic, engaging communicator he is I would never guess this to be true based on his writing.There are appendices in the back covering Moondog s discography, his weird perpetual calendars and poems.There are some black and white pictures but not enough For example many references are made to Moondog s pamphlets, yearbooks and other publications, but while reading descriptions of what they look like, I found myself wondering, Why couldn t a picture of even one publication been included There s an index at the end but I m disappointed to say it s incomplete There are memorable references in the book to Janis Joplin Big Brother and the Holding Company, and references to pieces on Moondog in People Magazine and a piece by Johan Kugelberg in Ugly Things Magazine, but I can t tell you what pages they are on, because they are absent from the index A bibliography would be a nice addition.This softcover book comes with a nice CD in a flexible plastic sleeve affixed inside the rear binding If the disc is in its sleeve in the back cover, then the back cover is prevented from flexing at all by the right hand When trying to break the seal on the sleeve to remove the CD for the first time, I cracked the rear binding slightly ugh Even with the disc removed from its sleeve, the rear cover doesn t flex as easily as the front cover, because the plastic sleeve isrigid than the heavy cardstock book jacket which is right next to it This edition isn t easy to read, and is irritating.In summary, if you re a Moondog fan, you will certainly find some value in this, but it s not a fun read Huge Moondog fan here, but I gave up on this biography less than halfway through It s tedious and not well written, though I learned a few things I suppose but I spenttime wondering about what an author wants from his biography than I did about the subject of the biography Bummer Probably better to spend your money time on some Moondog records instead Two stars because Moondog. This book was a slog to finish, and I really wanted to love it because I like the subject so much As much as I appreciate the meticulous research and detail that went into this labor of love, the author never quite manages to bring Moondog to life His treatment of the man s itinerant childhood years felt the most developed and effective, but once Moondog moves to NYC, the author never convincingly evokes his subject Instead much of the text rambles in repetition of facts, especially recording This book was a slog to finish, and I really wanted to love it because I like the subject so much As much as I appreciate the meticulous research and detail that went into this labor of love, the author never quite manages to bring Moondog to life His treatment of the man s itinerant childhood years felt the most developed and effective, but once Moondog moves to NYC, the author never convincingly evokes his subject Instead much of the text rambles in repetition of facts, especially recording dates and geographical position within the city or in retreat, but the characterization of his subject, and indeed of the supporting players in Moondog s life, falls flat He captures Moondog s preoccupations but doesn t seem able to step inside his subject s head outside of a rare insight Perhaps that it s an authorized biography inhibited the author s presentation, but that doesn t explain his turgid prose Hopefully the upcoming documentary on the Viking of Sixth Avenue tackles some of these issues a little better I can t remember the first time I heard Moondog, but, as with Robert Wyatt s post Soft Machine output, I was blown away by how varied the guy s music was, and how impossible to categorize it was This book does a good job balancing details about Moondog s s personal life with his unorthodox theories of music, which have been admired and appropriated by everyone from minimalist maestro Philip Glass to hip hop producers The author neither glosses over nor gets bogged down in the details of Moon I can t remember the first time I heard Moondog, but, as with Robert Wyatt s post Soft Machine output, I was blown away by how varied the guy s music was, and how impossible to categorize it was This book does a good job balancing details about Moondog s s personal life with his unorthodox theories of music, which have been admired and appropriated by everyone from minimalist maestro Philip Glass to hip hop producers The author neither glosses over nor gets bogged down in the details of Moondog s controversial political beliefs, the contradictions in his Nordic Aryan philosophy contrasted against his friendships with people from many races and walks of life Kudos also need to go to Scotto for avoiding the easy temptation to reduce Moondog to a curiosity, a fancifully clad homeless oddity who walked the streets of NYC, rather than a serious musician who never let his disability cripple his creativity again, like Robert Wyatt Recommended I confess I learned about Moondog via a utoob accident Frankly I think this minimal movement in music became a horse skeleton already probably even before the Velvets did their Heroin Nevertheless, one still finds oneself occasionally charmed.I remember last time I tried to watch Koyaanisqatsi I felt like Alex being reprogrammed at the end of Clockwork Orange When I first saw it I was literally bolted to my seat in fascination It s a one shot deal But not only is Moondog a dead composer o I confess I learned about Moondog via a utoob accident Frankly I think this minimal movement in music became a horse skeleton already probably even before the Velvets did their Heroin Nevertheless, one still finds oneself occasionally charmed.I remember last time I tried to watch Koyaanisqatsi I felt like Alex being reprogrammed at the end of Clockwork Orange When I first saw it I was literally bolted to my seat in fascination It s a one shot deal But not only is Moondog a dead composer of minimalist music, he was also known as the Viking of 6th Avenue I d paste a photo here, but there s already too much jpg and gif action on gr and also it d take an extra effort to download upload link up ETC, so I ll just wiki link you here so you can catch sight of his countenance Or just look at that bookcover Pretty cool right google image is better for countenance catching here s a play list thing from utoob for your work a day enjoymeant Seems I miss understood where that link d take you Here s the straightfoward Moondog utoob search results, which is plenty of this stuff Man I love Moondog and it s so great to see the ascendancy of his work amongst young listeners thanks to the great Honest Jons comp from the other year and that sweet grey area reissue of the Snaketime record and etc.Lots of great, thorough scholarship went into this book It s not super well written but at least it s not OVER written unlike so many music books That makes certain clunky passages or repetitious ones a lot less bothersome to me.The accompanying CD which features the debut r Man I love Moondog and it s so great to see the ascendancy of his work amongst young listeners thanks to the great Honest Jons comp from the other year and that sweet grey area reissue of the Snaketime record and etc.Lots of great, thorough scholarship went into this book It s not super well written but at least it s not OVER written unlike so many music books That makes certain clunky passages or repetitious ones a lot less bothersome to me.The accompanying CD which features the debut release I think of Moondog s amazing music played by a group featuring Steve Reich and Philip Glass is worth getting this thing for alone.Here s a bit of an interview I did with him ages ago FYI


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