The Boy Who Cried Freebird: Rock & Roll Fables and Sonic Storytelling
Here is a clearly tangential book for this collection, worth having, I suppose, for some future compiler of a dictionary as an example of how people use the word fable. Myers' introduction says that the writing here incorporates the use of fables, straight reportage, metaphorical criticism, yellow, journalism, red herrings, shaggy dogs, serious artist profiles, the reworking of myths and the updating of legends, first-person narratives, comedic spritzing, fanatic pop humor, and odd social commentary--tales of history and imagination, if you will. I will! I take the book to be light-hearted essays crafted and cleverly titled out of a passion for music of the 70's. I read the prelude, A Rock and Roll Fable, which is a fictional (?) account of how the custom originated of people yelling Free Bird at rock concerts. Check Wikipedia under Free Bird for an alternate account. Apparently the book was first published hardbound by Harper in 2007.