DJ Cayenne, the response to your initiative has been truly inspiring.
Dr J is down with Dave Eggers, but just learned about that book.
Dr J’s first book of the year was a bit out of character: Wilco: Learning to Die. I’m not usually one to go for music journalism, but this one was worth it. I learned a lot about how an album is made and a lot–too much, maybe–about how it is marketed and sold. I picked this one up because Wilco has rocked my world on the three occassions I’ve seen them perform. I knew them only tangentially through the Uncle Tupelo cult (which I completely missed until way after the fact), and somewhat more through the No Depression movement. I just knew that the rocked; now I know a little bit more about why they rock.