Here's some snaps of my advance copy of '1000 songs to change your life'.
Rather than a book of lists (as the name may suggest) it's actually a collection of essays, which focus on topics from learning to love jazz-improvisation (think Eric Dolphy) to the role played by gender-bending in rock (think the New York Dolls).
I got to illustrate the ten lead essays from the book. So, from the top:
- The cover (not by me)
- An essay on how urban environments have shaped music
- An essay on impossible-to-defend-yet-still-exhilirating rap
I know I would say this - but it's a great read. It'll be in the shops in a month or so, and you can pre-order it from amazon here.