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Author: Richard Meltzer
ISBN: 0306813815
Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Da Capo Press (September 22, 2004)
Language: English
Category: Professionals & Academics
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e-Book Autumn Rhythm: Musings On Time, Tide, Aging, Dying, And Such Biz epub download

by Richard Meltzer



Autumn Rhythm: Musings O. .has been added to your Cart. Meltzer (A Whore Just Like the Rest), who has pioneered rock 'n' roll criticism since the 1960s, explores the intricacies of growing old while looking back on some of the highs and lows of the years that he can remember

Autumn Rhythm: Musings O. Meltzer (A Whore Just Like the Rest), who has pioneered rock 'n' roll criticism since the 1960s, explores the intricacies of growing old while looking back on some of the highs and lows of the years that he can remember. Penned in his usual out-of-the-blue writing style, these poems, essays and haikus seem to all blend into one long rant at times. But that's by design, since Meltzer's credo on aging argues that people should get everything out of their systems before time runs out.

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Xiv, 209 pages ; 22 cm. Introduction - Generic death poem - Autumn rhythm - Sick person's car - Stan Stasiak : dead man - The life of Christ (deceased). Introduction - Generic death poem - Autumn rhythm - Sick person's car - Stan Stasiak : dead man - The life of Christ (deceased) - Dust - Minus five and counting - The wisdom in our underwear : final notes on the only century we've got for another week - Goodbye porkpie cravat -. - Person who's dead - The old fuckeroo - Middle beginning end - Metal - A stiff for all seasons - Home.

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Autumn Rhythm: Musings on Time, Tide, Aging, Dying, and Such Biz (2003). Richard Meltzer - Biography on IMDb. Richard Meltzer profile (Alec Hanley Bemis, Is Rock Criticism Dead, June 2002). Richard Meltzer interview (Jason Gross, Perfect Sound Forever, August 2000).

Award-winning, pioneering music journalist Richard Meltzer's wry, candid, and hard-hitting look a.Richard Meltzer is the author of over a dozen books, including A Whore Just Like the Rest-winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award-and innumerable articles. He lives in Portland, Oregon. What Our Readers Are Saying.

Book DescriptionA pioneering music journalist's wry, candid, and hard-hitting look at aging and death. A sublime and moving collection of essays by a master of style, Autumn Rhythm is a clear-eyed gape into the Abyss that is equal parts candor, courage, humor, and desperation.

A sublime and moving collection of essays by an eloquent master writer, Autumn Rhythm is equal parts candor, courage, humor, and desperation. Rants on Geezerhood from Old Man Meltzer. com User, September 20, 2005.

If, however, you want prose that embodies the passion, humor, rambunctiousness, sexuality, and angst of rock, you've come to the right place.

If, however, you want prose that embodies the passion, humor, rambunctiousness, sexuality, and angst of rock, you've come to the right place

A sublime and moving collection of essays by a master of style, Autumn Rhythm is a clear-eyed gape into the Abyss that is equal parts candor, courage, humor, and desperation. Meltzer has a distinct voice and perspective, and occasionally drops a line of acid on the paper that is - likely as not - directed at himself, serious but laced with humor.

A sublime and moving collection of essays by an eloquent master writer, Autumn Rhythm is equal parts candor, courage, humor, and desperation. A true-tongued, almost joyous gallows humor permeates the book, a meditation on what it's like to be on the outer edge of "boomerhood," on the cusp of official seniority; what it's like to have been so long associated with a youth movement-rock music-yet to no longer be young.Autumn Rhythm comes from a man whose work has always been music as much as it's been about it, and who now brings his syncopation of word, sound, and sense to the subject of life itself, as lived and lost: a frank, brilliant, and ultimately poetic contemplation of physical decline, the deaths of friends and family, and the confounding, ever-accelerating changes in our culture."A rant in [Meltzer's] finest and funniest manner, an epic vernacular monologue with stylistic roots in nineteenth-century humorists Bill Nye, Artemus Ward, and Mark Twain."
Bulace
This is an uneven collection of rants and reflections on growing old from the grey area between middle and old age. Like most people who find the world changing more quickly than their ability to adjust to those changes as they grow old, Meltzer strives to make a virtue out of his inability to adapt to computers and the Internet, indiscriminately lumping them together with MTV and other, less benign, cultural excrescences. These sections are rather hackneyed and about what you'd hear from any aging 60's-survivor barfly muttering over his beer. More effective are Meltzer's unflinching descriptions of the physical decay and the loss of old friends and enemies that accompany staying alive over time. Read and heed, young people, and see what you have to look forward to (not that there's much you can do about it).
Leyl
Starts off kinda phoned in but Meltzer always ends up giving up the goods after about two thousand words. He can't help himself. It's like if Stravinsky tried to write something half-assed--he just constitutionally can't do it past a certain point. Certainly not a whole book. Anyway, it's about getting old and there's some incredible insight in it. The bit about old people's clothes really really stuck with me. I have s*** I will wear for the rest of my life. That's heavy.
Azago
Look, there are hundreds of thousands of writers on Amazon. Some who try to be funny and insightful but are not honest, and -- well you get the drift. I've read Meltzer's early work; his middle stage stuff that was probably 100 times more brilliant; and now Autumn Rhythm, which presumably captures the autumn years. It falls into the 100 times brilliance categorization. You don't read Meltzer so much as hear it through your eyes. While musings about getting old are in the sloppy-joe essay crock-pot of nearly every writer who makes it to 55, this collection is a bright peony among wilted dandelions. Make friends with Meltzer and his work. You'll be glad you did.
playboy
He's a curmudgeon always was, a cat with a taste for sour cream, a brilliant distressingly human type guy. Won't lie down and go to sleep on top of pedestals. Falls off roaring words, heart blazing from both barrels. He's a rock, jazz, and culture critic I first remember from the sixties. He saw through the ominous commercialization of music and culture back then, and he's been sawing through ever since.
If you're aging and alive as ever, remember something huge happening in the 60's that had nothing to do with misty water-colored memories, wonder how the exhilarating changes that took place for so many of us could have been so thoroughly distorted, effaced and buried in reams of ridicule, 'serious' criticism and nostalgic pap, (whew but true), Meltzer might be just what your bruised spirit needs.
If yr a cat with a taste for sour creem.