Big Bunch o' Books: What J.'s Been Reading Lately
Sun., Aug. 22. 2021 11:26am EDT
J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX here again.
Every week, I do an article listing albums that have influenced me in my life, in hopes that you'll see how God eventually used that musical input in the ministry of ApologetiX. This week, I'm also including an article listing the books I've been reading lately. Those things sometimes influence what I write in our lyrics and in our newsletters, and they often give me ideas for new songs to spoof.
Here's what I've been reading in the past two or three months, aside from the Bible:
Chairman at the Board: Recording the Soundtrack of a Generation by Bill Schnee
Average Man, Almighty Companion by Robert Jones
Liberty: Life, Billy, and the Pursuit of Happiness by Liberty DeVitto
Just Out of Reach: The 1980's New York Yankees by Greg Prato
The History of Top 40 Singles: 1970-1989 by Frank DeAngelis
R.C. Sproul: A Life by Stephen J. Nichols
Hitman: Forty Years Making Music, Topping the Charts, and Winning Grammys by David Foster
Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise by Joel Selvin
Sonic Boom: The Impossible Rise of Warner Brothers Records, from Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac to Madonna to Prince by Peter Ames Carlin
The Baltimore Orioles: Four Decades of Magic from 33rd Street to Camden Yards by Ted Patterson
The Team That Changed Baseball: Roberto Clemente and the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates by Bruce Markusen
Heart and Steel by Bill Cowher
Split Season: 1981: Fernandomania, the Bronx Zoo, and the Strike that Saved Baseball by Jeff Katz
Billy Ball: Billy Martiin and the Resurrection of the Oakland A's by Dale Tafoya
1960: The Last Pure Season by Kerry Keene
Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion by Tom Beaujour
Don Kirshner: The Man with the Golden Ear: How He Changed the Face of Rock and Roll by Rich Podolsky
The Eric Carr Story by Greg Prato
You can find out exactly what I've been reading in the Bible by keeping up with our weekly Bible-reading updates. In fact, here comes on now!