In which we discuss American Lit, billboards, and the Hammond organ
I love some good Hammond organ! That’s a great solo. My favorite book cover is Tolkien’s illustration for The Hobbit.
Lots of iconic covers, but, well, “To Kill a Mockingbird” for me, of course. At risk of being heretical, may I just say, I never understood all the hoopla over “The Great Gatsby”.
I sure do like the big ending, Peter You needed something that sounds a little lush with a book like this, and this hit the spot. The reduction really works, too! Love that purple-blue.
Loved it! I'd think I'd go with the Psycho cover, which I sadly didn't even know was a book, but the typeface and art are totally iconic and make me think of all the great music in the film. Now I'm thinking of musical similarities between Jaws and Psycho soundtracks and there's gotta be some sort of suspenseful music theory that I'd don't now about. Dug the organ/guitar outro too.
Chill jazzy tune. Cover: Psycho. Bang on.
I love this! While I did not know the name of the painting, as soon as I saw your art I thought that looks like the cover for "The Great Gatsby". And it was! The track has a retro-futuristic feel to me that is perfect for thinking about our new molding gilded age and Gatsby's time.
Psycho definitely the leader in the clubhouse.
My favorite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird. I have never had such an awakening with another book. The movie I saw first and I was fairly young. It put my feelings into words. I had no idea what racism was. I had noticed that we shopped in the city - black people would step off the sidewalk to let us pass. I could not make sense of that. Why do they do it. Mother as always would say they are different, or you’re too young to know. When I saw the movie it absolutely made sense and helped me choose between a good and an evil. I have seen a lot of covers for the book but none that moved me.
The cover I really loved was The Grapes of Wrath. It was a style and it seemed to portray what it was like in that time.