- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Howard HamptonThe book's best essays wrestle with performers and songs as if they were Moody's better angels and personal hellhounds. He plunges in, thoughtful and reckless, psychoanalyzing the sounds and lyrics and singers and his own reactions, caught in a blissful, bleary tug of war between the heights of intoxication and the depths of hangover…The best parts of On Celestial Music are moving, unvarnished attempts to live up to the things Moody passionately loves, in all their contradictions and human imperfections and intimations of things unseen. In its genuinely awe-struck, occasionally funny and partially clubfooted way, it's one pretty cool book.
—The New York Times Book Review