TVD Book Giveaway: Joel Freimark’s
The Music Obsessive’s Guide to Life, Volume 1

Dudes, I just picked up this massive book by Joel Freimark (aka The Daily Guru on the internets) and have been geeking out, going through and reading about some of the greatest albums ever made.

It’s encyclopedic but insightful. It jumps around from genre to genre, yet has an inherent unifying thread. And the good news is we’ve got one for you.

Joel Freimark posts brilliant daily Youtube videos about music that he loves and stuff he wants to turn you on to under the moniker, The Daily Guru. Check them out by subscribing to his Youtube channel or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

From the author: “At nearly 1,000 pages, The Music Obsessive’s Guide To Life: Volume 1 is a collection of extended essays on more than 350 of the most important albums in music history. Unlike other “best of” books, this is not one of those annoyingly pretentious works that is filled with obscure “insider” commentary and an over-abundance of “assumed knowledge.”

I have done my best to write these entries so that anyone who picks up the book can gain both a greater and wider appreciation for music in general. Running the gamut from ragtime to punk to jazz to hip-hop and everything between, musician Henry Rollins stated that the book, ‘…will not only make for great reading, but turn you onto music that will change your life and make it better.'”

The first edition of the book is limited to 347 copies, all of which will be signed and numbered by the author.  Including the copy that we have for one of you now.

So, to enter to win Joel Freimark’s The Music Obsessive’s Guide To Life: Volume 1, just comment below with your favorite music-related book. U.S. entries only please. One winner will be chosen on Monday, August 27th.

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  • di

    It’d

  • di

    For me it’d have to be Motley Crue’s “The Dirt”; got me off on a string of musical autobiographies, some of which came close but none of which could match.A close second would be Anthony Kiedis’s “Scar Tissue”. Gave me a new appreciation for him and the RHCPs.

  • Ashley

    The book “The Beatles: The Biography” by Bob Spitz is my favorite music-related book. It gave me a great appreciation for each member of the group and really turned me on to the band’s music like never before. 

  • jnich24

    My favorite book is “My Cross to Bear” by Greg Allman

  • Jilll

    My favorite music-realted book is “1001 Songs to Hear Before You Die.”  I checked it out of the library for the first time over a year ago and keep renewing it.  The goal is to listen to every song in the book.  Since I got other things going on in my life, this is taking some time, but it is an awesome adventure!

  • ShaunC

    Autobiography of Miles Davis.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gooseeeee Alongopenroads

    Revival: A Folk Music Novel by Scott Alarik. It’s the only non-autobiographical music book I’ve read. A lot of the music “encyclopedias/100 songs you must hear before you die books” seem trivial or too user friendly so I’ve tried to avoid them. I love hearing about the records everyone knows about but also those that have gone wildly unappreciated. The Music Obsessive’s Guide to Life seems awesome so it’d be great to win! I’m actually excited about reading this one 🙂

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gooseeeee Alongopenroads

      ‘…will not only make for great reading, but turn you onto music that will change your life and make it better.’ increased my excitement tenfold. That’s what music is meant to be; at least that’s what it is to me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gooseeeee Alongopenroads

      ‘…will not only make for great reading, but turn you onto music that will change your life and make it better.’ increased my excitement tenfold. That’s what music is meant to be; at least that’s what it is to me.

  • Blind Barney

    Henry Rollins “Get in the Van”.  Read it now and thank Me later. By the way I really like the Minor Threat style cover on “The Daily Guru’s” book.

  • Drew

    Pearl Jam: 20

  • kategatito

    thinking musically

  • Bren

    England’s Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond–Jon Savage

  • AlexBukhman

    Stone and hiphop 

  • DarthToryLing

    I have read the book of Tupac Shakur,Tupac Shakur by Vibe Magazine (Sep 29, 1998)

  • http://www.thevinyldistrict.com/city/newyork/ Mike at TVD NYC

    Winner has been notified via email. Thanks to all for playing!

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