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The Beatles: Get Back Isn’t 100% For Everyone

The Beatles: Get Back Isn’t 100% For Everyone

Peter Jackson already took on one impossible theatrical endeavour, by bringing the Lord of the Rings to life in live-action. To do so, hard decisions had to be made about what made it in, and while I am still sore about Tom Bombadil not making the cut, I do understand.

With The Beatles: Get Back, Jackson has undertaken a similar task. Fans of Tolkien are as knowledgeable about their passion as Beatles fans are.

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‘Somewhere You Feel Free’ plants appreciation for Tom Petty and ‘Wildflowers’ album

Somewhere You Feel Free plants appreciation for Tom Petty and Wildflowers album

Tom Petty is iconic with, and that’s without the Heartbreakers or Traveling Wilburys. On his second solo album, 1994’s “Wildflowers,” Petty cemented himself as a legendary singer-songwriter. While he already was an icon to most of us after eight albums with the Heartbreakers and another two with the Wilburys, this removed all doubt.

“Somewhere You Feel Free” is a documentary with some modern interviews peppered in.

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The Real Frank Zappa Book is Worth Your Time, No Matter Who You Are

The Real Frank Zappa Book is Worth Your Time No Matter Who You Are Book Review

There are biographies and autobiographies that are about what a person did and how they achieved their particular brand of expertise, success, or celebrity, and then there are the ones that are about who that person really is.

The Real Frank Zappa Book is one such autobiography. You read this book and you don’t understand all of the important dates or instances of this or that which led to the Frank Zappa you know, but you do understand who he is. This isn’t as much of a history book as it is a philosophy book, it’s Frank’s philosophy, and he doesn’t pull any punches.

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“100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet” is a Comprehensive and Contemplative Reading Experience for Everyone

Agent Palmer Reviews 100 Things Weve Lost to the Internet by Pamela Paul

Are there really 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet? Yes, there are. And not only has Pamela Paul listed them for us in her book but she’s defined how some of these things were not only formative but even perhaps aspirational to previous generations!

This book is a list book, a gigantic listicle if you will. It is also a history book, a philosophy book, a book full of questions and theories, and a definitive generation divider.

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Space Race chronicled in “Moon Shot” nothing short of an ambitious tale

Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America’s Race to the Moon

Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America’s Race to the Moon is a lovingly written history of America’s journey from the ground to the Moon. It’s written by two of the original Mercury astronauts Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton and two of the most respected aerospace journalists of the Apollo era Jay Barbree and Howard Benedict.

As an all-encompassing book of the golden-era of NASA – Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, plus what was happening in Russia, and at times in the halls of the U.S. Congress – this is as complete a telling of the race for the Moon as you will get in one single volume.

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