Individual Author Record
Name: Greg KotPen Name: None Genre: Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionKot lives on Chicago's Northwest Side.
Biographical and Professional InformationSince 1990, Kot has been the music critic at the Chicago Tribune since 1990 and is co-host of the public radio show Sound Opinions. He has written several books, including Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music and Wilco: Learning How to Die and co-wrote The Beatles vs the Rolling Stone: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock 'n' Roll Rivalry. He has also been a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, and has written for a dozen national publications, including Details, Blender, Entertainment Weekly, Men's Journal, Guitar World, Vibe and Request.
- Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music , Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music , 2010
- Wilco: Learning How to Die, Broadway, 2004
- Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball, Human Kinetics Publishers, 2008
- The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock 'n' Roll Rivalry , MBI Publishing Company, 2010
Titles At Your Library
Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music
ISBN: 1416547312 Scribner. 2010 No less than a decade ago, the majority of mainstream music was funneled through a handful of media conglomerates. But now more individuals are listening to more music from a greater variety of sources than at any time in history.
Ripped tells the story of how the laptop generation created a new music industry, with fans and bands rather than corporations in charge. In this new world, bands aren’t just musicmakers but self-contained multimedia businesses and fans aren’t just consumers but distributors and even collaborators. Since this digital revolution hit the music industry, its infiltration into every other form of media has been well documented, if often not well understood. Ripped brilliantly illustrates how, when, and where the changes happened first and leaves us with an understanding of how to move forward.
Wilco: Learning How to Die
ISBN: 0767915585 Three Rivers Press. 2004
The intimate story of one of the great American bands of our time, creators of the controversial masterpiece Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball: Only the Essential Drills, Practice Plans, Plays, and Coaching Tips!
ISBN: 0736073833 Human Kinetics. 2008
You volunteered to coach the basketball team, but are you really ready? How will you teach the fundamental skills, run effective practices, and harness the energy of your young team? Fear not: Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball has the answers.
In Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball, longtime coaches Keith Miniscalco and Greg Kot share their experience and provide advice you can rely on from first practice to final shot. From evaluating players' skills and establishing realistic goals to in-game coaching tips, it's all here—the drills, the plays, the fun.
Develop your team's dribbling, passing, shooting, and rebounding skills with the Survival Guide's collection of the game's best youth drills. For plays and sets that young teams can actually run, flip to the Survival Guide's offensive and defensive playbook. And to get the most out of every practice, follow the ready-to-use practice plans.
Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball has everything you need for a rewarding and productive season.
The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock 'n' Roll Rivalry
ISBN: 0760338132 Voyageur Press. 2010
Two of the world’s preeminent music journalists tackle the liveliest debate in rock history: which band is the greatest ever—the Beatles or the Rolling Stones? More than two dozen topics of debate are addressed, with cases being made both for the lads from Liverpool and rock’s proto bad boys. From the Cavern and Crawdaddy clubs through head-to-head comparisons of specific albums (e.g., Exile or “the White Album”?), members’ roles within the bands, the Svengali-like managers, influential producers, musical influences, and more, this is the book that dares confront the topics over which fans have agonized for years. Illustrated throughout with photography and memorabilia, the book also features a lenticular cover piece that alternates between the two bands.