Music Lessons

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Product Details
Price
$18.95  $17.62
Publisher
ECW Press
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781770415126

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About the Author
Bob Wiseman likes having fun. He was on CNN lying about wanting to change his name to Prince; he played accordion on "If I Had a Million Dollars" by the Barenaked Ladies; he produced Kid in the Hall Bruce McCulloch's "Shame-Based Man"; he was the composer for The Drawer Boy, winner of the 2018 Best Feature Film at the Canadian Film Awards; and Odetta took his hands in hers and kissed them after hearing him play prepared piano at the Bitter End on Earth Day 2000. He was also a founding member of Blue Rodeo but quit in the early '90s when he no longer found it fun.
Reviews

"Wiseman's bite-size anecdotes, koans, allegories and highly stylish fragments, torn either from his memoirs or the pages of user manuals for unknown appliances, are super-smart, hilarious, highly addictive and persistent in their insistence on lingering in the reader's mind long after first encounter! Bravo, Bob!" - Guy Maddin, filmmaker

"Wiseman's Music Lessons belongs beside Sei Shonagan's Pillow Book, John Cage's 'one-minute stories, ' and Eduardo Galeano's collections of stories. Equal parts wisdom and whimsy, these are 'lessons' for musicians, parents, artists and anyone who wants to learn better to pay attention." - Chris Cavanagh, Storyteller, The Catalyst Centre Popular Education Co-op

"Reading Music Lessons is like listening to the finest of mix-tapes, curated by that disarmingly philosophical friend who knows way more about music than you do. A must-read for musicians, students of music, parents of students of music and anyone who's ever thought an MRI machine sounds like industrial ambient rock." - Carolyn Taylor of Baroness Von Sketch

"Music Lessons is funny, tender and at times profound. It is a brilliant and unusual memoir of a life dedicated to music told by a silver tongued storyteller. His voice in prose is as precise as it is in his music and his unpacking of the creative process and how best to access it is a master class from a great artist. I always knew Bob Wiseman could write a great song. It turns out he can write just about anything." - Scott Thompson of Kids In The Hall

"o my, this is fucking genius!!! making me smile like a 2 month old baby farting!!! real fucking cool style of writing. i'm sold on being amazed by page 2!" - Rami Jaffee of Foo Fighters