Publication Date: November 11, 2014 Paperback: 256 pages ISBN: 978-1936873241
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"Most of the time," Theodor Adorno has noted, "records are virtual photographs of their owners." The Annotated Mixtape, a memoir of record collecting, cross-fades music with personal history and American history and culture (the 2008 recession, AM radio, Reaganomics, nuclear war) to show how music has informed the author's life.
Praise for The Annotated Mixtape
“Throughout the collection, Harmon conveys the deep connection between music and memory. With each chapter—typically framed by an artist, song, label, and release year—he takes vivid snapshots of personal and historical moments in time. Harmon is more than a music connoisseur; he’s a fanatic, and there’s a thrilling texture to each reflection and recollection.... Harmon traces the beauty and complications of the human compulsion to catalog life—whether it is through music, movies, books, photography, travel, or even social media—in an attempt to make sense of how we fit in the world.” —The Rumpus
About Joshua Harmon
Joshua Harmon is the author of the essay collection The Annotated Mixtape, the novel Quinnehtukqut, the short story collection History of Cold Seasons, and the poetry collections Le Spleen de Poughkeepsie and Scape. He lives in western Massachusettes.