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April 15, 2012

Contest - Win Jonathan Lethem's Book on Talking Heads' Fear of Music Album and a $100 Threadless Gift Certificate

The 33 1/3 series of books on seminal albums has featured a commendable variety of authors, and recently Jonathan Lethem's book on talking Heads' Fear of Music album showed up in my mailbox.

To enter this week's contest, name an author you would like to see write a music book. Bonus points (and a bonus $100 Threadless gift certificate) if you match the author to a specific album, artist, or music genre. My choice: an oral history of nerdcore written by Lev Grossman.

One winner, chosen randomly from the commenters, will receive the following prizes:

Fear of Music, by Jonathan Lethem

A $100 Threadless gift certificate to buy book-related t-shirts like A Voyage of Discovery, A Book Lover, November Was a Good Month, Brainy Rainbow, or Word!, music-related t-shirts like The Official Guide to Music, Boom Box, Sound of the Dark, or anything else that catches your fancy.

If you have already read Lethem's book or it doesn't interest you, I am happy to substitute a second $100 Threadless gift certificate for the book.

The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight ET Friday evening (April 20th).

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous and ongoing contests at Largehearted Boy

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading series)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Daily Downloads (daily free and legal music downloads)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Shorties (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)