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

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
Ben Folds is a celebrated American singer-songwriter, beloved for songs such as "Brick," "You Don't Know Me," "Rockin' the Suburbs," and "The Luckiest," and is the former frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five. But Folds will be the first to tell you he's an unconventional icon, more normcore than hardcore. Now, in his first book, Folds looks back at his life so far in a charming and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a natural storyteller. In the title chapter, "A Dream About Lightning Bugs," Folds recalls his earliest childhood dream--and realizes how much it influenced his understanding of what it means to be an artist. In "Measure Twice, Cut Once" he learns to resist the urge to skip steps during the creative process. In "Hall Pass" he recounts his 1970s North Carolina working-class childhood, and in "Cheap Lessons" he returns to the painful life lessons he learned the hard way -- but that luckily didn't kill him. In his inimitable voice, both relatable and thought-provoking, Folds digs deep into the life experiences that shaped him, imparting hard-earned wisdom about both art and life. Collectively, these stories embody the message 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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Folds, Ben
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.F656
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folds, Ben
  • Rock musicians
Label
A dream about lightning bugs : a life of music and cheap lessons, Ben Folds
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 311 pages
Isbn
9781984817273
Lccn
2019011730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)on1080587660
Label
A dream about lightning bugs : a life of music and cheap lessons, Ben Folds
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 311 pages
Isbn
9781984817273
Lccn
2019011730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)on1080587660

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