The perfect sound : a memoir in stereo

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Adult Non-Fiction - Non-Fiction Sect.
814.54 Hongo
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526 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.


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"Garrett Hongo's passion for audio dates back to the Empire 98 turntable his father paired with a tube amplifier in their modest tract home in L.A. in the early 60s. But his adult quest begins in the CD-changer era, as he seeks out speakers and amps beefy enough to honor the top notes of the great opera sopranos. And in recounting this search, he describes a journey of identity where meaning, fulfillment, and even liberation were often most available to him through music and its diverse delivery systems. Hongo writes about being a Hawaiian-born, Japanese kid growing up in the shadow of the shameful internment of his ancestors during World War II; about picking up music tips from kids with darker skin than his own; about being a fish out of water with his white peers. Along the way, he nerds out with visits to eccentric collectors of decades-old audio components, drinks in wisdom from blues musicians and poetic elders, and turns his ear toward the memory-rich strains of the music that has shaped him: Hawaiian steel guitar and ukulele, barbershop and the Beatles, Bach, Verdi, and Duke Ellington. And in the decades-long process of perfecting his stereo setup, Hongo also discovers his own, now celebrated voice"--from the publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hongo, G. K. (2022). The perfect sound: a memoir in stereo (First edition.). Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hongo, Garrett Kaoru, 1951-. 2022. The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo. Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hongo, Garrett Kaoru, 1951-. The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo Pantheon Books, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hongo, Garrett Kaoru. The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo First edition., Pantheon Books, 2022.

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