As the debate over gun control is relaunched in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, there is another conversation taking place over the mental health resources available to troubled youth like the shooter, Adam Lanza. Rick Moody is someone who has thought a lot about access to mental health services. He's the author of "The Ice Storm," and he recalls being a "troubled kid in Connecticut."
It’s no secret that novelist Rick Moody (The Ice Storm; The Four Fingers of Death) is a music fan. Song runs through his writing – and his albums, as solo artist and with his band, the Wingdale Community Singers. Now, the best-selling writer has a new release: a collection of essays called “On Celestial Music - And Other Adventures in Listening.” He joins us for a look at the link between literary writing and music, and more.
In his new essay collection, "On Celestial Music - Adventures in Listening" Rick Moody says he just can't stop listening to music. We'll find out what he's tuning into lately, in this week's Pick Three.
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Long before R&B singer Janelle Monae invented an android alter ego, and even before David Bowie became Ziggy Stardust, science fiction has had a powerful grip on popular music. Today: we explore the power of a literary genre that continues to shape music on the dance floor (as in the latest songs of Christina Aguilera) and in films (Hans Zimmer’s score to the sci-fi thriller “Inception”).
Three singer-songwriter-musicians for the price of one. This band-without-a-front-man is fronted by David Grubbs, Hannah Marcus, and Rick Moody — yes, that Rick Moody (author of The Ice Storm, Purple America, and other novels). They join Kurt in the studio to play a few tunes and talk about their ...