“Moments in Time” by Tom Locke

If you are a fan of the music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, or a music history buff in general, or even one of those people who store “useless” trivia information in their heads, you might want to pick up “Moments in Time” by Tom Locke. It’s like Paul Harvey’s radio segments “The Rest of the Story,” where he picked out random stories and told listeners other tidbits that most of us did not know. Tom Locke does this for music and “Moments in Time” is a combination of segments that he aired on “Treasure Island Oldies” over the last several years. … More “Moments in Time” by Tom Locke

“Screaming for Pleasure” by S.A. Bradley

“Horror is about emotion first” (p. 2). Horror movies tell a story while eliciting intense emotions such as shock, terror, fear, repulsion, and dread. Something about horror films and that “first kiss” with the emotions they elicit causes viewers to form lifelong opinions of the genre, either in favor of horror or in avoidance of it. With author S.A. Bradley, the movie Don’t Look Now (1973) sealed his fate of forever loving the horror genre.   … More “Screaming for Pleasure” by S.A. Bradley

“New York Groove” by Frank Mastropolo

If you have ever been interested in music, history, music history, rock, punk, or almost any other kind of music, you should check out “New York Groove.” It gives a historical look at several clubs, musicians, and songs of New York City. Some of these will be familiar to almost everyone, but there are also some little gems that have unfortunately disappeared. … More “New York Groove” by Frank Mastropolo

“When Life Gives You Risk Make Risk Theatre” by Edwin Wong

Wong goes into great detail to educate readers about risk theatre. Information presented on theatre and the scientific method particularly interested me. The in-depth discussions that follow are accessible to people who are at all levels of interest in theatre. As someone who is not an expert in this area, I found myself readily able to follow along. … More “When Life Gives You Risk Make Risk Theatre” by Edwin Wong

“Birdsong: A Musical Field Guide” by Alexander Liebermann

Alexander Liebermann’s “Birdsong: A Musical Field Guide” is a fascinating read because it is universal – it appeals to readers of all interests. When one sits back, clears the mind, and truly focuses on the rich and pure melody heard right outside your home from animals that are thought of as simple, it is mindboggling. … More “Birdsong: A Musical Field Guide” by Alexander Liebermann

“Leading Bands in Music: Insights Into 25 Bands That Have Influenced the Music Industry Since the 1970s” by Jene Roswell

Author Jene Roswell, after handing me three of her other fantastic books, has now hit upon the absolute love of my life when it comes to the music industry: bands. The “Legends” books that Roswell produced—from the 25 ladies and 25 gentlemen who quite literally changed the music industry during their time period, to the 20 Australian entertainers who did the same—the author has now put together an informative, entertaining, and intricate tome focusing on just those killer bands that not only ruled the music world, but transformed life, fashion, instilled love and peace into America’s hearts, and did so much more with their mere presence on Earth. … More “Leading Bands in Music: Insights Into 25 Bands That Have Influenced the Music Industry Since the 1970s” by Jene Roswell

“Leading Australian Icons in Music: Insights Into 20 Australian Legends That Have Influenced the Music Industry Since the 1970s” by Jene Roswell

By utilizing these specific 20 musical legends, readers are able to put their hand on the pulse of an entire country. I mean, these are all Australian legends who remain unmatched in their specific category, and the author offers up the information in a way that flows easily, has no errors, and is presented impeccably for the reader to enjoy. … More “Leading Australian Icons in Music: Insights Into 20 Australian Legends That Have Influenced the Music Industry Since the 1970s” by Jene Roswell