The Resource My own devices : true stories from the road on music, science, and senseless love, Dessa, (electronic resource)

My own devices : true stories from the road on music, science, and senseless love, Dessa, (electronic resource)

Label
My own devices : true stories from the road on music, science, and senseless love
Title
My own devices
Title remainder
true stories from the road on music, science, and senseless love
Statement of responsibility
Dessa
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Incredible gravitas and presence and humanity. There's just so much intelligence to everything she does." - NPR, All Songs ConsideredDessa defies category--she is an intellectual with an international rap career and an inhaler in her backpack; a creative writer fascinated by philosophy and behavioral science; and a funny, charismatic performer dogged by blue moods and heartache. She's ferocious on stage and endearingly neurotic in the tour van. Her stunning literary debut memoir stitches together poignant insights on love, science, and language--a demonstration of just how far the mind can travel while the body is on a six-hour ride to the next gig. In "The Fool That Bets Against Me," Dessa writes to Geico to request a commercial insurance policy for the broken heart that's helped her write so many sad songs. "A Ringing in the Ears" tells the story of her father building a wooden airplane in their backyard garage. In "Congratulations," she describes the challenge of recording a song for The Hamilton Mixtape in a Minneapolis basement, straining for a high note and hoping for a break. "Call off Your Ghost" chronicles the fascinating project she undertook with a team of neuroscientists to try and clinically excise romantic feelings for an old flame. Her writing is infused with scientific research, dry wit, a philosophical perspective, and an abiding tenderness for the people she tours with and the people she leaves behind to be on the road.My Own Devices is an uncompromising and candid account of a life in motion, in music, and in love. Dessa is as compelling on the page as she is onstage, making My Own Devices the debut of a unique and deft literary voice
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dessa
Dewey number
  • 782.421649092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
ML420.D479
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dessa
  • Rap musicians
  • Singers
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
My own devices : true stories from the road on music, science, and senseless love, Dessa, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
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unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (07 hr., 16 min., 43 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525641995
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9c2d7ffc-ab06-4890-9a14-a4bce5656edb
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1053623785
Tape configuration
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Tape width
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Label
My own devices : true stories from the road on music, science, and senseless love, Dessa, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (07 hr., 16 min., 43 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525641995
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9c2d7ffc-ab06-4890-9a14-a4bce5656edb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1053623785
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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