Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Rock 'n' Roll!
Five Flavors of Dumb - John Antony
Teen rock band Dumb (yep, that's their name) has just won Seattle's Battle of the Bands, but internally, they're a mess. School outsider Piper takes a dare from the narcissistic lead singer to get them organized and on the way to stardom, or at least to paying gigs. Unfortunately, she doesn't know anything about keeping a band together. Or for that matter, anything about rock. Oh, and she's deaf, too. Yep. This should be interesting.
Fat Kid Rules the World - K.L. Going
Seventeen-year-old Troy is nearly 300 pounds, and doesn't feel like he has anything to live for. Then homeless musician Curt thwarts his suicide attempt and promptly recruits him to be the drummer in his band. Suddenly, Troy has a purpose in life, but he's getting more and more worried about Curt.
Now, if you want the real thing to listen to while you devour these books, check out our Rhythm and News blog, where they're sure to have some tracks for you.