Review of How Far We Go and How Fast

How Far We Go and How Fast by [Decter, Nora]

 

How Far We Go and How Fast

Nora Decter

Orca Books

September 24, 2018


Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Jolene, named after the girl in the Dolly Parton song, is from a long line of lowlifes, but at least they’re musical lowlifes. Her mother is a tanning-salon manager who believes she can channel her karaoke habit into a professional singing career. Jolene’s dad, a failed bass player, has gone back to the family demolition business and lives by the company motto: “We do not build things; we only tear them down.” But Jolene and her big brother, Matt, are true musicians, writing songs together that make everything Jo hates about their lives matter less. Continue reading

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Music Monday: Desecration Smile by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Music Monday is a meme started by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. Pick a song you really like and share it. Continue reading

The Score

Written in response to the black and white challenge offer by Charli Mills’ @ Carrot Ranch.

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The Score

Until I was eighteen, I was Dad’s favorite. By focusing on my music, becoming the best mandolinist in the three states, I pursued Dad’s ambition, which had been squelched by pragmatic parents. Continue reading

#Weekend Coffee Share aka Poor Poor Pitiful Me (and it ain’t because of the boys)

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Just to switch things up from last week, I am actually having a cup of coffee as I write Continue reading

New To Me Song

 

So a couple of weeks ago I ranted about the Train song that seemed gratingly ubiquitous. I will continue to offer up replacement songs that I hear. I heard this one twice on the radio this week (I’m a station flipper; I don’t do it with the tv, but I do flip over commercials or inane DJ chatter). I really like the sound of it. Something different in a cookie cutter world. Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still.”