A dream about lightning bugs : a life of music and cheap lessons (eAudiobook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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A dream about lightning bugs : a life of music and cheap lessons

Author: Ben Folds
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir that is as nuanced, witty, and relatable as his cult-classic songs.Ben Folds is a celebrated American singer-songwriter, beloved for songs such as "Brick," "You Don't Know Me," "Rockin' the Suburbs," and "The Luckiest," and is the former frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five. But Folds will be the first to tell you he's an unconventional icon, more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic audio books
Audiobooks
Downloadable audio books
Biographies
Livres audio
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Source record:
Folds, Ben, 1966-
Dream about lightning bugs.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2019012936
Named Person: Ben Folds; Ben Folds
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Folds
ISBN: 9780593148402 0593148401
OCLC Number: 1125072588
Notes: Electronic audio file.
Performer(s): Read by Ben Folds.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Responsibility: Ben Folds.

Abstract:

From the genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir that is as nuanced, witty, and relatable as his cult-classic songs.Ben Folds is a celebrated American singer-songwriter, beloved for songs such as "Brick," "You Don't Know Me," "Rockin' the Suburbs," and "The Luckiest," and is the former frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five. But Folds will be the first to tell you he's an unconventional icon, more normcore than hardcore. Now, in his first book, Folds looks back at his life so far in a charming and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a natural storyteller.In the title chapter, "A Dream About Lightning Bugs," Folds recalls his earliest childhood dream--and realizes how much it influenced his understanding of what it means to be an artist. In "Measure Twice, Cut Once" he learns to resist the urge to skip steps during the creative process. In "Hall Pass" he recounts his 1970s North Carolina working-class childhood, and in "Cheap Lessons" he returns to the painful life lessons he learned the hard way--but that luckily didn't kill him.In his inimitable voice, both relatable and thought-provoking, Folds digs deep into the life experiences that shaped him, imparting hard-earned wisdom about both art and life. Collectively, these stories embody the message Folds has been singing about for years: Smile like you've got nothing to prove, because it hurts to grow up, and life flies by in seconds.

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