Saturday, September 27, 2008

Man on the Moon

Tom Moon at the Tattered Cover, September 26th, 2008

Last night I had the privilege of meeting award winning music journalist Tom Moon at the Tattered Cover bookstore. He was pimping his new book 1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die.

In addition to being a great writer, Moon is truly passionate about music. I had the opportunity to speak with him about the current state of music journalism, and his advice was extremely valuable to a budding music critic like myself. The future doesn't look particularly lucrative for anyone wanting to write music, film, and book reviews for a living, but I still felt inspired by Mr. Moon.

Here is Tom Moon's top 10 cds of 2007

10. KT Tunstall - Drastic Fantastic
9. The Sea and Cake - Everybody
8. Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy - Cornell 1964
7. M.I.A. - Kala
6. Robert Plant/Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
5. Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall 1971
4. Floratone - Floratone
3. The National - Boxer
2. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
1. Radiohead – In Rainbows

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