Book Talk

Premiere DateOct 1, 2011
00:00 Book Talk Intro Kory French
03:24 Air War Crystal Castles
04:34 Interview with Dorian Lynskey Part 1
18:54 Crimewave Crystal Castles
22:47 Interview with Dorian Lynskey Part 1
46:48 Road to Peace Tom Waits
53:14 Book Talk Outro Kory French
54:51 Peace & Hate The Submarines
57:42 Finish

Author – Dorian Lynskey

Book – 33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs

One good thing about “33 Revolutions Per Minute,” which is subtitled “A History of Protest Songs, From Billie Holiday to Green Day,” is that Mr. Lynskey doesn’t waste much time shooting bad political songs like fish in a barrel. He’s more interested in protest songs — Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Ohio,” Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” — that make the hair on your neck stand up, even decades later.

In songs like these, he writes, “the political content is not an obstacle to greatness, but the source of it.” He adds, “They open a door and the world outside rushes in.” The song’s message, smuggled into the commercial strictures of mass entertainment, is “the grit that makes the pearl.”
Dwight Garner, The New York Times

Dorian Lynskey


Crystal Castles
Oct 20 – Showbox Soda – Seattle, WA
Oct 21 – Reno Events Center – Reno, NV
Oct 28 – National – Richmond, VA
Oct 29 – Moogfest – Ashevill, NC

Tom Waits

The Submarines

The List:

Billie Holiday: “Strange Fruit”
Woody Guthrie: “This Land Is Your Land”
Zilphia Horton, Frank Hamilton, Guy Carawan & Pete Seeger: “We Shall Overcome”
Bob Dylan: “Masters of War”
Nina Simone: “Mississippi”
Country Joe and the Fish: “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin-To-Die Rag”
James Brown: “Say It Loud–I’m Black and I’m Proud”
Plastic Ono Band: “Give Peace A Chance”
Edwin Star: “War”
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young” “Ohio”
Gil Scott-Heron: “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”
Stevie Wonder: “Living for the City”
Victor Jara: “Manifesto”
Fela Kuti and Afrika 70: “Zombie”
Max Romeo and the Upsetters: “War Ina Babylon”
The Clash: “White Riot”
Carl Bean: “I Was Born This Way”
Linton Kwesi Johnson: “Sonny’s Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem)”
The Dead Kennedys: “Holiday in Cambodia”
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: “The Message”
Crass: “How Does It Feel?”
Frank Goes to Hollywood: “Two Tribes”
U2: “Pride (In the Name of Love)”
The Special AKA: “Nelson Mandela”
Billy Bragg: “Between the Wars”
R.E.M.: “Exhuming McCarthy”
Public Enemy: “Fight the Power”
Huggy Bear: “Her Jazz”
The Prodigy: “Their Law”
Manic Street Preachers: “Of Walking Abortion”
Rage Against the Machine: “Sleep Now in Fire”
Steve Earle: “John Walker’s Blues”
Green Day: “American Idiot”

Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…