One song. One moment in a lifetime of music.
Basement songs hold a special place in our hearts. Decades may pass when suddenly one of these melodies begins playing, instantly reminding you of the time and place it first sank its hooks into your heart or into your soul. It doesn't matter if it was at work, in a car, on your friend’s radio, or in your parents’ basement. What does matter is the music and how it still affects you.
In this unique collection of essays, Scott Malchus explores the songs that influenced and guided him throughout the years: from his discovery of popular music as performed by a green felt puppet to the rock anthems played by a Journey cover band. In between, life-long friendships are forged, true love is found and adversity is met head-on. Each defining moment in his life married to a song and each song an anchor to an everlasting memory. Basement Songs is a journey full of heart, humor and above all, a love of music.
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By Andy Garner-Flexner
Feb 14, 2013
I love reading this book! It's easy to get sucked into this book and I could relate to a lot of his stories. The songs he references are so nice and the chapters are easy to get through. Overall this is definitely in my top 5 favorite books. Not only that but the funds for this book are going to programs researching cystic fibrosis- which I thought was so touching. The book art is spot on as well! What a great package and read.
I have been a fan of basement songs on Popdose, so I was looking forward to the book Scott put together. I was not disappointed! What a treat. Scott's smart and descriptive writing style lets the reader into the story easily. I love the nostalgia of it and the layout. He tells his story through the music, as in the Popdose articles, but also gives a current story of how his family is growing and changing. How he chose these particular stories out of the plethora of stories he's written for Popdose to tell this cohesive piece is amazing. A feat in itself. I really enjoyed it. Get yourself a copy...ALL of the proceeds go to finding cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
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