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A dream about lightning bugs : a life of music and cheap lessons, Ben Folds

Label
A dream about lightning bugs : a life of music and cheap lessons
Title
A dream about lightning bugs
Title remainder
a life of music and cheap lessons
Statement of responsibility
Ben Folds
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir reflecting on art, life and music that is as nuanced, witty and relatable as his cult classic songs. Ben Folds is an internationally celebrated musician, singer-songwriter and former frontman of the alternative rock band, Ben Folds Five, beloved for songs such as 'Brick', 'You Don't Know Me','Rockin' the Suburbs' and 'The Luckiest'. In A Dream About Lightning Bugs, Folds looks back at his life so far in a charming, funny and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a natural storyteller. He opens up about finding his voice as a musician, becoming a rock anti-hero, and hauling a baby grand piano on and off stage for every performance. From growing up in working class North Carolina amid the race and class tensions that shaped his early songwriting, to painful life lessons he learned the hard way, he also ruminates on music in the digital age, the absurdity of life on the road, and the challenges of sustaining a multi-decade, multi-faceted career in the music business. A Dream About Lightning Bugs embodies what Folds has been singing about for years: Smile like you've got nothing to prove because it hurts to grow up, and life flies by in seconds
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Folds, Ben
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folds, Ben
  • Ben Folds Five
  • Popular music
  • Music
  • Rock musicians
  • Musicians
  • Singers
Target audience
general
Label
A dream about lightning bugs : a life of music and cheap lessons, Ben Folds
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Publication
Copyright
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Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065335123
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 311 pages
Isbn
9781925750997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1101387013
Label
A dream about lightning bugs : a life of music and cheap lessons, Ben Folds
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065335123
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 311 pages
Isbn
9781925750997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1101387013

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