Overview of modern youth driven Americana alt country burlesue drink mixing knitting vinyl records and some less common topics like taxidermy The author tries hard to establish why americana retro knowledge and basic craft are important and manages probably 80% of the time to keep from veering into Marie Antoinette as play farmer milking the freshly washed cows territory I particularly liked the bit about the DJ who spins
shellac and wax records on mechanical Edison players dismissing all electronically amplified music as sounding like junk that level of and wax records on mechanical Edison players dismissing all electronically amplified music as sounding like junk that level of hipsterism is admirable Great book on American history and the new DIY movement Nothing could be timely than The United States of Americana although it "Was Published Ten Years Ago "published ten years ago we enter this new decade accompanied by a pandemic and an almost worldwide shutdown have you tried to buy a thermometer lately nothing resonates than how to Do It YourselfIn 2010 Kurt B Reighley wrote about people who pursued handmade uality and made things on their own because of a backlash against cheap and sloppy products Companies like Alden s Shoes Scrappy s Bitters and Woolrich were singled out as purveyors of merchandise that was crafted with care Reighley also ave instructions on DIY How to Join a Circus How to Play the Washboard How to Make a Sazerac or The BronxThe result is a book that s fun to read and is downright inspirational Yes you too can preserve your own food
fear of botulism You can practice the art of taxidermy host a uilting bee row the ideal start a backyard chicken farm Reighley will Quran Made Easy give you pointers if not exact instructionsHe ll provide you with helpful aphorisms The ability to accessorize is what separates man from beast And beyond a doubt he ll convince you that the ability to learn new skills in a time of dire necessity is what separates the uick from the dead Soo ahead Read The United States of Americana and transform Shelter In Place to a 21st Century Renaissance As Reighley concludes it s a way to become Apro dnatoire greater as individuals and as a society This is what would happen if Whole Earth Catalog collaborated with Robb Report Interesting to see someone try to draw an overarching theme across so many subcultures I don t think these interests is as nationalistic as the title implies Meant to just skim this book but ended up sitting down with it several days in a row Interesting and informative if you re just on a nodding basis with the idea of the American Roots movement but probably old hat if you re an active participant The fashions detailed are ov. A fielduide to the new American Roots movement United States of Americana is a vivid fascinating and comprehensive survey of how and why young urban Americans are finding ,
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Kurt B. Reighley Ý 6 reviewA fine line to walk but I wish Reighley had looked a little deeper into that instead of presenting a few food vendors and letting that be the end of itThat being said
I did learn uite a bit not just from the various and sundry pieces of trivialdid learn uite a bit not just from the various and sundry pieces of trivial that Reighley throws in but also from the sections not devoted to CEO interviews and product reviews Though I m not much of a drinker the section on alcohol fascinated me and taught me things I didn t even know I didn t know There were ood tips on preserving food tooI particularly like "That He Admitted That Canada Exists Even "he admitted that Canada exists even it was only as a minor footnote Let s face it Canada s ot as many DIY back to earth sustainability as America does but many people ignore that and act as though America s the only one that can and thus does bother with it Which is just untrue Even if it s just a footnote I m Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life glad that Reighley acknowledged that North Americana might actually be a better term to use for some things What a fun book It s a little dated now but I enjoyed it anyway It was written with the care and detail only a journalist could bring facts figures statistics and lots ofreat short interviews with all of his sources Being a boomer it s not my first o round with Americana and I was amused that there are people who think buying uality is a Brand New Thing A reat survey of the recent revival of American folk traditions The chapter on music would be particularly informative for anyone wanting to explore the roots of American music My only criticism would be that it would have been nice to see a chapter dedicated to women s have been nice to see a chapter dedicated to women s it focuses mainly on the Maths Made Easy Times Tables Ages 5-7 Key Stage 1 guys probably due the author sender and a little delving into the psychology as to why folk are returning to the practicessounds etc of yesteryear Overall the book is very entertaining Reighley s a funny Never Say Never guy educative and accompanied with lovely illustrations by Aaron Bagley United States of Americana is interesting in that it talks about lots of aspects of American history There sand I uote philosophy and history new old fashioned eating cocktails and spiritsrooming fashion and apparel leatherwork and accessories music don t be fooled by the short title it s the longest chapter in the book design and decor crafts and the diy handmade movement and the lively arts Very interesting The only fault I can find with this book is that the author seems to have done a tad too much research Everywhere there are references to what people did or are doing in relation to Americana No one could absorb all the knowledge that is in this book. Of Americana explores this vibrant cultural phenomenon from the music to the clothing to the food and drink to the rebirth of home canning straight razors burlesue and circus. .
Erwhelmingly masculine as some critics have said a little info on how women might dapper themselves up would be nice but isn t necessary Finally since this proposes to be a field Fetish Affaire guide I would have liked to see a broader range of vendors performers etc listed in the back Possibly broken down by region as well Uniue and enjoyable this book is a survey of the contemporary DIY do it yourself movement in America with somelobal
threads all at once a history reference book and how to manualIn 10 chapters Reighley cuts a wide swath through suball at once a history reference book and how to manualIn 10 chapters Reighley cuts a wide swath through sub cultures including backyard farming handcrafting fashion taxidermy and circusesHe s is at his best when either describing the how in such subcultures How to Lives of Notorious Cooks grow a handlebar mustache How to raise chickens How to make pickles or delving deep into such topics as Americana music old fashioned drinking and handmade crafts home run stuff here freshly told and full of informationAt other times in the middle chapters particularly the book verges towards merchandise catalogue bespoke suits selvage jeans handmade shoes bowler hats Occasional editing problems also distract for instance three introductions in proximity of Michael Williams blog A Continuous Lean Perhaps the biggest error Ultimately I can t deny that this was a very interesting concept for a book especially with North American s current mindset and economic factors More people every day are turning toreen alternatives and looking back on how things used to be done before we became a throwaway society The author clearly did a large amount of research before putting pen to paper so to speak and for that I commend himIt was however not what I was hoping for in a book While some parts were definitely interesting with a focus on the history behind things and an aspect of DIY long portions of it were devoted to nothing "Than Profiles Of Companies That "profiles of companies that weathered the blast and are still oing strong after 100 years or Which is fine if you don t mind reading chapter after chapter of company profiles I would have rather seen a few profiles of up and comers people or of company profiles I would have rather seen a few profiles of up and comers people or companies who were really etting into the DIY spirit and making their own clothes perhaps instead of relying on other people to do it for them Reighley acknowledges that DIY is an essential part of the movement but ignores a Manon, Ballerina golden opportunity to showcase thatCertainly buy American is part of the culture as well but if you actuallyet down to the فرهنگ معاصر پویا/ انگلیسی-فارسی-دو جلد در یک جلد grass roots you ll see areat number of people who are interested in doing for themselves instead of letting others do for them It Nspiration in the cultural traditions of an earlier time in many areas of contemporary life Compiled by Seattle based writer DJ and entertainer Kurt B Reighley United States.