The quiz in issue 47 covered pop music and contemporary fiction. Ten issues later TBR is taking a look at music inspired by literature. Well read musos showing off or ones with a writing block desperate for an idea have all turned to a book for inspiration. Test your music/lit knowledge with these 20 questions. The winner will receive a 30-euro (£20 / $30) gift certificate to spend at Amazon; in case of a tie, a name will be drawn. Deadline: March 10, 2007.
Whilst Googling for the answers you might hit upon the site Artists for Literacy
whose mission “is to influence community, public and private sector support for literacy, and to enrich the lives of reading challenged youth and adults by responding to the need for dynamic and innovative learning tools that foster literary and artistic appreciation, critical thinking, increased confidence, curiosity, and life-long learning.” A major belief is “art inspired by literature has the power to transcend boundaries of class, race, culture, and age, and to inspire life-long learning”. All noble stuff, and if you win you might consider spending the winnings on one or both of the CDs featuring music inspired by literature.