The Aesthetics of Rock by Richard Meltzer
rating: 4 of 5 stars
Wow. I'm not sure I got all of it, or what there is there to get besides the process of getting (and perhaps that's really what aesthetics as a discipline is), but this is a maddening, delirious, wonderful book that should be quoted in moments of high-minded, drunken bouts of rock-dude-ery for generations to come.
A favorite quote, one that I should post above my desk, is:
Boredom is actually the greatest automatic soul-endurance move, coupling mere endurance with the endurance of the mere.
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Ed. Despite the crazy spacing, the embed code thing from GoodReads is rather handy for this x-posting business. Thanks internet elves!