I Turn the Radio On

Caleb Crain’s awesomely-named blog Steamboats Are Ruining Everything has a post today about the forthcoming book Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives. There is the usual list of publication events, but I was most struck by two of the contributors and their subjects:

  • Pankaj Mishra on ABBA
  • James Wood on the Who

They’re both writers I’ve always pictured working in steely, productive silence. Now I have to add a soundtrack to those images.

Heavy Rotation will be available June 23.–David E