48 episodes

book-and-music-obsessed podcast • longtime friends Tosh & Kimley discuss their favorite music-centric books

Book Musik Podcast Tosh & Kimley

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

book-and-music-obsessed podcast • longtime friends Tosh & Kimley discuss their favorite music-centric books

    Book Musik 048 - ROXY MUSIC'S AVALON (33 1/3) - discussion with author Simon Morrison

    Book Musik 048 - ROXY MUSIC'S AVALON (33 1/3) - discussion with author Simon Morrison

    Tosh and Kimley are joined by author Simon Morrison to discuss his new book ROXY MUSIC’S AVALON (33 1/3). Mention AVALON to diehard Roxy Music fans and you’ll get a wide spectrum of responses, but few would put it at the top of their list even if they like it. However, AVALON (their last studio album), is the band’s most successful album in terms of sales and Morrison is more than happy to defend its brilliance with its lush production and sensuous vibe.

    Spotify playlist:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5S0tx45myBIZN6CR6Yk1eR?si=7480bfd036e848ef

    Apple playlist:
    https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/book-musik-roxy-musics-avalon-by-simon-a-morrison/pl.u-MRkjtq1yyaz

    Theme music: "Behind Our Efforts, Let There Be Found Our Efforts" by LG17

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Book Musik 047 - YOU LOSE YOURSELF, YOU REAPPEAR: BOB DYLAN & THE VOICES OF A LIFETIME w/Paul Morley

    Book Musik 047 - YOU LOSE YOURSELF, YOU REAPPEAR: BOB DYLAN & THE VOICES OF A LIFETIME w/Paul Morley

    Tosh and Kimley are joined by author Paul Morley to discuss his new book YOU LOSE YOURSELF, YOU REAPPEAR: BOB DYLAN AND THE VOICES OF A LIFETIME. Morley explores Dylan’s development as an artist via his numerous “voices” both sonically and metaphorically from his early beginnings in the late 50s/early 60s to his astonishing release last year of ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS. Dylan is notoriously known as someone who is loath to be pinned down and stay in the same place creatively. Those who are willing to go on the ride with him are more than happy, are in fact grateful, for every twist and turn, and every high and low.

    Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0izsbF9Jr32dIIwpyqQa3K?si=b18e6b6bc8db4ca0

    Apple playlist: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/book-musik-paul-morley-bob-dylan/pl.u-EgkdCMkbbEg

    Theme music: "Behind Our Efforts, Let There Be Found Our Efforts" by LG17

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Book Musik 046 - LINER NOTES FOR THE REVOLUTION discussion with author Daphne A. Brooks

    Book Musik 046 - LINER NOTES FOR THE REVOLUTION discussion with author Daphne A. Brooks

    Tosh and Kimley are joined by author Daphne A. Brooks to discuss her new book LINER NOTES FOR THE REVOLUTION: THE INTELLECTUAL LIFE OF BLACK FEMINIST SOUND. Brooks asks: “Who gets to tell the story of Black women who were both performing and producing thought about popular music culture, and how will this story be told?” The vital and influential work of Black female performers, writers, critics, intellectuals and cultural historians has long been neglected, marginalized or lost altogether. Brooks has taken it upon herself to fill in the archives and gift us with this rich history long in the making that will undoubtedly send you down many a rabbit hole to discover even more.

    https://www.daphneabrooks.com

    Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5pPpJViwMlAjvxsMymDDWv?si=25fbcea96e2d4cbd

    Theme music: "Behind Our Efforts, Let There Be Found Our Efforts" by LG17

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Book Musik 045 - A BAND WITH BUILT-IN HATE: THE WHO FROM POP ART TO PUNK with Peter Stanfield

    Book Musik 045 - A BAND WITH BUILT-IN HATE: THE WHO FROM POP ART TO PUNK with Peter Stanfield

    Tosh and Kimley are joined by author Peter Stanfield to discuss his new book A BAND WITH BUILT-IN HATE: THE WHO FROM POP ART TO PUNK. The Who is a band rife with contradictions and easily one of the most acutely self-aware bands to come out of the British music scene of the 1960s. From recording ads on THE WHO SELL OUT to the rock opera TOMMY, The Who explored the vast continuum of what popular music could be. They were anti-intellectual intellectuals who embraced constant change and who weren’t afraid to smash a few guitars along the way.

    Theme music: "Behind Our Efforts, Let There Be Found Our Efforts" by LG17

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Book Musik 044 - CAROLE KING'S TAPESTRY (33 1/3) - discussion with author Loren Glass

    Book Musik 044 - CAROLE KING'S TAPESTRY (33 1/3) - discussion with author Loren Glass

    Tosh and Kimley are joined by author Loren Glass to discuss his new book CAROLE KING'S TAPESTRY (33 1/3). Carole King is one of the most successful songwriters of the 20th century. From her early Brill Building days writing hits with her first husband Gerry Goffin to this iconic solo album that broke sales and chart records as well as glass ceilings. Glass makes the case that TAPESTRY was not only the soundtrack to but also part of the engine for the women’s movement. Whether or not you’re a fan of TAPESTRY, you inevitably love many of her other hits as sung by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, The Beatles and many of the early girl groups. Her back catalogue is still being mined regularly by more recent artists solidifying her legacy for many years to come.

    Theme music: "Behind Our Efforts, Let There Be Found Our Efforts" by LG17

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Book Musik 043 - SHONEN KNIFE'S HAPPY HOUR (33 1/3) discussion with author Brooke McCorkle Okazaki

    Book Musik 043 - SHONEN KNIFE'S HAPPY HOUR (33 1/3) discussion with author Brooke McCorkle Okazaki

    Tosh and Kimley are joined by author Brooke McCorkle Okazaki to discuss her new book SHONEN KNIFE'S HAPPY HOUR: FOOD, GENDER, ROCK AND ROLL (33 1/3 Japan). Shonen Knife, a trio of women from Osaka, Japan have been sharing their own special brand of rock and roll since 1981 and are still going strong. Often referred to as a Japanese version of the Ramones, they have expanded far beyond that early comparison. Recording in both Japanese and English, they’ve built a worldwide fanbase. Singing about food is a dominant theme and they’ve found a way to unexpectedly mix cute with cool. Brooke makes it clear that there is no pigeonholing this hugely influential and eclectic band.

    Theme music: "Behind Our Efforts, Let There Be Found Our Efforts" by LG17

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Colonel Pharoah Sanders ,

Love music, love books, love this show!

I've only dipped my toe in a few episodes, but this is going to be a new go-to listen. Keep up the good work, and keep the episodes coming!

Grisly Christian ,

Best podcast for book music lovers

I listen to every episode. Kimley & Tosh always illuminate with insightful commentary. BookMusik rules!

alwayslisteningalwaysreading ,

Listen to people who read!

Finally a podcast with sensible, educated and valuable speak on music and books. What else can one ask for?

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