Take a listen to the soulful sounds of Jesse Dee, who is filling every local Boston establishment he plays in. If you are a New Yorker or love the Big Apple, make sure to read Bonfire of the Vanities in this lifetime. Many of the power struggles and dynamics depicted in the book, still hold true for the city today.
Bittersweet Batch – by Jesse Dee
I love the soulful sounds of Jesse Dee. My husband and I tried to catch his gig at a local bar, but there was a line-up out the door. (I’m too old to stand in lines that don’t move.) I’ll make sure that next time I buy my tickets in advance. - RM
“From the picture of this paler than pale, whiter than white dude on the back cover in white shirt and skinny black tie, you would think this CD to be filled with quirky new wave or power pop. Instead, what you get is one of the best underground, under-the-radar soul-pop albums to come out in a long time.” - Scott Homewood, The Rock and Roll Report
Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
If you’ve lived in New York or love New York, you have to read this book. Despite the fact that it takes place in 1987, many of the representations of the city still hold true today. You’ll have a richer and deeper understanding of the complexities of the Big Apple. – RM
“Bonfire” transcends its era, a remarkable achievement for a book so dependent on period details.” Conversations about Great Books – NY Times Book Reviews