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Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock and Revolution in the Sixties

Richard Goldstein

ISBN 10: 1511368608 / ISBN 13: 9781511368605
Published by Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio, 2016
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Title: Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of...

Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: MP3 CD

Book Condition:Good

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In 1966, at the ripe age of 22, Richard Goldstein approached The Village Voice with a novel idea. "I want to be a rock critic," he said. "What's that?" the editor replied.

It was a logical question, since rock criticism didn't yet exist. In the weekly column he would produce for theVoice, Goldstein became the first person to write regularly in a major publication about the music that changed our lives. He believed deeply in the power of rock, and, long before it was acceptable, he championed the idea that this music was a serious art form. From his unique position in journalism, he saw the full arc of events that shaped culture and politics in the 1960s—and participated in them, too.

He toured with Janis Joplin, spent a day at the Grateful Dead house in San Francisco, and dropped acid with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. He was present for Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, the student uprising at Columbia, and the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention. He was challenged to a boxing match by Norman Mailer and took Susan Sontag to her first disco. Goldstein developed close relationships with several rock legends—Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, to name two—and their early deaths came as wrenching shocks, fueling his disillusionment as he watched the music he loved rapidly evolve from a communal rite to a vast industry—and the sense of hope for radical social upheaval fade away.

Another Little Piece of My Heart is the intimate memoir of the writer as a young man with profound ambition. It is also a sweeping personal account of a decade that no one else could provide—a deeply moving, unparalleled document of rock and revolution in America.

Review:

Goldstein was afforded access that would make most fans drool . . . His tone is thoughtful but humble, and his stories flesh out an era in which rock danced with politics, chaos, and community. "Rolling Stone"

[Goldstein] recognized instinctively that this new music required a new kind of writing to comprehend it. So he invented it . . . Riveting material. "Los Angeles Times"

"Another Little Piece of My Heart "is a genuinely essential addition to the bibliography of the revolutionary '60s. "The Guardian"

This book conveys what it was like to learn how to fly at the dawn of rock criticism. "Billboard"

Goldstein has written a witty, insightful, and at times self-lacerating, memoir . . . [of his] experience as rock's most deeply embedded chronicler. "New York Daily News"

A deeply felt and compelling portrait of an age that indelibly marked everyone who took part in it. Indispensable for understanding the culture of the '60s and the music that was at its heart. "Kirkus Reviews"

Goldstein was in the right place at the right time, as he explains in this entertaining music memoir. [His] confessional tone gives significant warmth to the book, encouraging the reader to settle in as Goldstein recalls a tumultuous culture with humility and a healthy perspective. "Publishers Weekly"

What happened to the revolution of the '60's? . . . Richard Goldstein may not be the first person to try to answer that question, but so far he is the most eloquent . . . In "Another Little Piece of My Heart" are some of the best explanations of how and why rock became the social force it is. Examiner.com

Richard Goldstein's memoir took another little piece of my own heart. It's shrewdly observed, vividly written, steadily thoughtful, and above all honest about the exhilaration and fear that flourished in a time of giddy reinvention. Todd Gitlin, author of THE SIXTIES: YEARS OF HOPE, DAYS OF RAGE

In silver boots, with flowing hair, Richard Goldstein strode through the 1960s like a hero in a picaresque adventure. He pioneered the new form of rock criticism; reported from the front lines of progressive politics and the counterculture; and, most of all, thoroughly lived the changes that revolutionary era wrought. This memoir provides unique views of some of the time's most colorful figures, including Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Susan Sontag, and Andy Warhol. But most of all, it shows us how one electric consciousness--Goldstein's own--emerged and evolved as America itself became new. Ann Powers, author of WEIRD LIKE US: MY BOHEMIAN AMERICA and TORI AMOS: PIECE BY PIECE"

"Goldstein was afforded access that would make most fans drool . . . His tone is thoughtful but humble, and his stories flesh out an era in which rock danced with politics, chaos, and community." --Rolling Stone

"[Goldstein] recognized instinctively that this new music required a new kind of writing to comprehend it. So he invented it . . . Riveting material." --Los Angeles Times

"Another Little Piece of My Heart is a genuinely essential addition to the bibliography of the revolutionary '60s." --The Guardian

"This book conveys what it was like to learn how to fly at the dawn of rock criticism." --Billboard

"Goldstein has written a witty, insightful, and at times self-lacerating, memoir . . . [of his] experience as rock's most deeply embedded chronicler." --New York Daily News

"A deeply felt and compelling portrait of an age that indelibly marked everyone who took part in it. Indispensable for understanding the culture of the '60s and the music that was at its heart." --Kirkus Reviews

"Goldstein was in the right place at the right time, as he explains in this entertaining music memoir. [His] confessional tone gives significant warmth to the book, encouraging the reader to settle in as Goldstein recalls a tumultuous culture with humility and a healthy perspective." --Publishers Weekly

"What happened to the revolution of the '60's? . . . Richard Goldstein may not be the first person to try to answer that question, but so far he is the most eloquent . . . In Another Little Piece of My Heart are some of the best explanations of how and why rock became the social force it is." --Examiner.com

"Richard Goldstein's memoir took another little piece of my own heart. It's shrewdly observed, vividly written, steadily thoughtful, and above all honest about the exhilaration and fear that flourished in a time of giddy reinvention." --Todd Gitlin, author of THE SIXTIES: YEARS OF HOPE, DAYS OF RAGE

"In silver boots, with flowing hair, Richard Goldstein strode through the 1960s like a hero in a picaresque adventure. He pioneered the new form of rock criticism; reported from the front lines of progressive politics and the counterculture; and, most of all, thoroughly lived the changes that revolutionary era wrought. This memoir provides unique views of some of the time's most colorful figures, including Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Susan Sontag, and Andy Warhol. But most of all, it shows us how one electric consciousness--Goldstein's own--emerged and evolved as America itself became new." --Ann Powers, author of WEIRD LIKE US: MY BOHEMIAN AMERICA and TORI AMOS: PIECE BY PIECE

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