Today on Life Of A Nerdish Mum I am pleased to be part of the blog tour for something a little different, Dear Mr Pop Star by Derek and Dave Philpott.
Dear Mr Pop Star
A collection of hilarious letters to iconic pop and rock stars with fantastic in-on-the-joke replies
from the artists themselves: Eurythmics, Heaven 17, Deep Purple, Devo, Dr. Hook and many, many more…
For more than a decade, Derek Philpott and his son, Dave, have been writing deliberately deranged letters to pop stars from the 1960s to the 90s to take issue with the lyrics of some of their best-known songs. They miss the point as often as they hit it.
But then, to their great surprise, the pop stars started writing back...
Dear Mr Pop Star contains 100 of Derek and Dave's greatest hits, including correspondence with Katrina and the Waves, Tears for Fears, Squeeze, The Housemartins, Suzi Quatro, Devo, Deep Purple, Nik Kershaw, T’Pau, Human League, Eurythmics, Wang Chung, EMF, Mott the Hoople, Heaven 17, Jesus Jones, Johnny Hates Jazz, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, Chesney Hawkes and many, many more.
Well I haven't laughed so much reading a book for a good long time, the humour of the letters and misunderstanding of song lyrics is right up my street!
I loved the huge variety of musical genres this covered and the nostalgia feels it gave me, reading about songs, bands and artists that I haven't listened to or thought of for a long time. As I went through I had YouTube open and was listening to each song to reminisce and remember and this made it so much more of an interactive experience. That's actually how I'd describe this book, its not a read, it's an experience!
I thought it was really well presented and I found it incredibly easy to read. If you needed to pop it down for adulting purposes, it is also easy to jump in and out of.
I will probably revisit this book again in the future as I enjoyed it so much. I gave this book 5 stars.
About The Authors
Derek and Dave Philpott are the noms de plume of two ordinary members of the public, working with help from a worldwide social networking community.
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