Adult Head

Adult HeadAdult Head Is The First Book Of Poetry By Jeff Tweedy, The Songwriting Genius Behind The Band Wilco In Turns Surreal And Concrete, Playful And Serious, Urgent And Whimsical, Adult Head Rewards Readers With A Unique Prosody And Deep Wisdom Culled From The Same Mind Responsible For Some Of The Best Lyrics And Music Made In The Past Decade, This Volume Displays Tweedy S Prodigious Talent For Poetry On The Page Jeff Tweedy Has Devoted The Last Twenty Years Of His Life To Songwriting And Music Making As A Member Of The Band Wilco And Formerly Of The Band Uncle Tupelo, Tweedy And His Band Mates Have Garnered Respect And Praise From Rolling Stone, Spin, The New Yorker, The New York Times, And The Chicago Tribune Tweedy Lives In Chicago With His Wife And Two Sons

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Adult Head book, this is one of the most wanted Jeff Tweedy author readers around the world.

[Ebook] ➥ Adult Head By Jeff Tweedy –
  • Paperback
  • 53 pages
  • Adult Head
  • Jeff Tweedy
  • English
  • 22 March 2019
  • 9781932023169

10 thoughts on “Adult Head

  1. says:

    apparently I like his poems better as songs

  2. says:

    Years ago before I finished my English degree and tempered my opinion a bit, I said to my sister, Yeah I don t like poetry And she said, Listen to Jeff Tweedy s lyrics, and you ll see he s a great poet So although I d dabbled in Wilco s music a bit, and I d always liked what lyrics I could understand, I paid closer attention Eventually, I heard about Adult Head, a collection of his poetry, and I finally got around to it this last week.And you know what Based purely on this book Yeah I don t like poetry.There s some very interesting stuff here particularly if you re a Wilco fan , and I ll even say some good stuff, and I d also like to point out that I am most definitely still not an expert on poetry.Many of the lines here went on to feature in Wilco songs, and it s nearly impossible for me to read those lines without hearing the music and the cadence and Tweedy s voice This absolutely transformed the poetry for me Because for the lines that didn t conjure up known songs, I had much difficulty relating or caring much about them I can feel the emotion, and I know that this is very heartfelt work What was the most interesting for me, about reading these poems, though, was exactly their translation into the songs I could see and hear the process, I appreciated the transformation, and how voice and music can change everything Even the poems I didn t much care for confusion, and stilted ideas I imagine I d appreciate much better if I heard Tweedy read them aloud.The Next Ten YearsI want to beginwhere the dilation chargesand juries weepover half opened wombs.Where god staggers incleft chinned and broodingdizzy, sick with creation.I want to begin with this,minus infinity.

  3. says:

    I m generally a big fan of Tweedy s work but much of this collection felt a bit like a glimpse into his notebooks than a finished collection of poetry to me Maybe I should have looked at it as suchas a glimpse into his notebooks, I actually found it quite fascinating Anyone familiar with his songs will instantly recognize some of the seeds I d still consider it a good read for fans of Tweedybut not so much for someone looking for a solid collection of poetic work.

  4. says:

    It just needed to be longer

  5. says:

    A great look into Tweedy s writing process Several lines are featured, usually slightly tweaked, in Wilco songs specifically the album A Ghost is Born.

  6. says:

    I didn t love every poem in this book, but there are several that really hit me hard.

  7. says:

    picked JT s book of poetry up at a Wilco concert both were lovely now i just want for the author to sign it

  8. says:

    My review Disclaimer I think I have been pretty objective here but you should know that I am a huge Wilco fan I am not sure how I would have felt about the poems in Jeff Tweedy s Adult Head had I read it prior to the release of Wilco s album A Ghost is Born Several of the poems, or at least some of their individual stanzas, have since appeared in song format on that album and changes, somewhat, the idea that the writing in Adult Head is poetry in a traditional sense Lyrics for Company in my Back , Muzzle of Bees , At Least That s What You Said , Hell is Chrome , I m a Wheel , and probably some that I ve missed, all appear in infant form within these poems making Adult Head like an intimate portrait of Tweedy s songwriting process than a book of poetry.Imagery and ideas are occasionally repeated Prayer 2 Muzzle , Sister Invention I m a Wheel , At Night Blueheart Chrome as if they are being polished until fit just right Other times the inital draft feel is clear and a few pieces feel as if they have been meshed from several different thoughts Often in the same poem a stanza will resonate all on its own but feel off kilter in context of the entire piece First This is a strong example of the order or disorder of some of these works The first two stanzas of First This hold together well but the third takes the reader just off base However, if the poem is read with the last stanza first, the cohesiveness of the piece seems to come together and progress readily Of course, this may have been Tweedy s intention especially in this case the poem IS titled First This but the technique proves of a distraction than a pause to consider It seems Tweedy may even be aware of this weakness as he broke down the piece Muzzle into two separate songs on Ghost is Born the first three stanzas becoming Muzzle of Bees and the last two becoming At Least That s What You Said.All of that said, there is still plenty of fresh material Way of Light Christmas, 1978 and its companion piece Christmas, 1978, Later catch the enormous emotional charge of coming of age the pain of learning that childhood s magic is often just mundane trickery Doris and The Bench Warmers Daughter create such crystal clear character studies Tweedy might as well have pasted down photos as soon as words Easy Bake Oven is innocently seething with its final line, and I ve never been too sad to eat And there are, of course, those pieces that are just waiting to burst into song Temper, Temper , Poison Color , Blueheart Chrome.Overall, an interesting body of work that should definately be revisited in light of A Ghost is Born A great companion piece to the cd but also a stand alone book of unorthodox and highly personal poetry.

  9. says:

    Jeff Tweedy is not a Great Poet He is however an amazing songwriter Many of these poems evolved into some of the best Wilco songs specifically the A Ghost is Born period When I say Tweedy is not a Great Poet, I do not mean that he is not a really good poet, and I think he is One of the many reasons that Wilco s songs will never be heard on the radio is that Tweedy s lyrics are often poetry than anything else He is not, however, what anyone would mistake for a schooled poet, and songwriters are so very often dismissed as poets regardless of how unfairly, but I think that this collection is a strong argument for Tweedy s legitimacy in the field.

  10. says:

    Edi o muito bonitona capa, papel, encaderna o, etc A tradu o p ssima, contudo Pavorosa Sem falar nuns dois erros de digita o que encontrei.Um al vio ser um livro bil ngue, com o original sempre s p ginas da esquerda.Sobre as poesias em si bastante medianas Duas ou tr s s o realmente boas O resto esquec vel Para quem gosta de Wilco bacana por ter elementos que evolu ram e se espalharam pelas m sicas da banda Pros que n o gostam deles ou do Tweedy, completamente pass vel.Jeff compositor escreve letra e melodia As poesias parecem aleijadas Falta alguma coisa As m sicas s o melhores Mas n o desgosto absolutamente do livro.

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