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Songs in the Key of My Life A Memoir von Lafargue, Ferentz (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 10.02.2010
  • Verlag: Crown Publishing Group
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Songs in the Key of My Life

Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand. Stevie Wonder, Sir DukeIn 2003, young professor Ferentz LaFargue traveled to Paris, where his fiance, Tricia, declared she wasnt happy with their relationship, ending what he thought was a wonderful engagement. After days of crayingthat sorrow-laden blend of crying and praying delivered in perfect pitch by those in mourningFerentz happened upon Stevie Wonders 1976 classic double album Songs in the Key of Life. Listening to it anew was a healing, spiritual trip down memory lane, helping him to come to terms with his breakup and reflect on how songs in general have been linked to his life.In this book, Ferentz invites us to get cozy and listen as he hits PLAY on meaningful tracks from Wonder and others, including Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, LL Cool J, Beenie Man, Sheryl Crow, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, and Black Sabbath. He recalls:How the fusion of rock and rap in the breakthrough Run-D.M.C./Aerosmith video Walk This Way helped to change an adolescent Ferentz from outcast to authority figureHow Michael Jacksons Thriller brought back a traumatic childhood experienceHow Kanye Wests Jesus Walks speaks to the tension between his Christian beliefs and his need to rip it up in clubs as a hip-hop head In the tradition of Nick Hornbys Songbook these words paint a portrait of a life framed by sounds, allowing all of us to think about what songs have been key in our own lives.


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 10.02.2010
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780307497956
    Verlag: Crown Publishing Group
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