Nothing like a drabby winter to get your mind feeling a bit stunted on creativity. When I can’t think of what to write, or need to find creativity in some other world besides my own, I turn to a good book. While I love historical non-fiction, or a good mystery novel, taking a peek into the inspiration, active, and usually eclectic stories from behind the scenes, on tour, and through the writing process provides my brain with something more productive. I have read a few of these while others are recommendations, or in my Chicago Public Library queue.

33⅓ By Various Authors
American Hardcore: A Tribal History by Steven Blush
Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 by Ryan H. Walsh
Beastie Boys Book by Mike D
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-hop Generation by Jeff Chang
Flowers In The Dustbin: The Rise of Rock and Roll 1947-1977 by James Miller
Girl In a band: A Memoir by Kim Gordon
Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl: A Memoir¨by Carrie Brownstein
Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back), A Memoir of Recording and Discording With Wilco, Etc by Jeff Tweedy
Mo’ Meta Blues By The World According to Questlove
Meet Me In the Bathroom by Elizabeth Goodman
The Rolling Stones Interviews edited by Jann S. Wenner and Joe Levy