Nevada City native and Mills College drop out Joanna Newsom makes us want to geek out. She plays the freakin' harp, has the hot elf thing down pat (hello Armani modeling contract) and is dating SNL's Andy Samberg. She's also one of the most talented and prolific musicians of our day and just dropped a TRIPLE (yes, triple) album today entitled Have One On Me. And if that's not enough, there's now an entire scholarly book dedicated to her work, featuring fawning essays by Dave Eggers (who bemoans the fact that "she turned out to be pretty") and Christian Kiefer. It's called Visions of Joanna Newsom (a Dylan-reference that speaks to her general epic-ness), and is a "tribute to a unique talent, but also a testament to the deep reflections and powerful emotions her followers have experienced while under her spell." Buy the book here, the album here, and get ready to be harp-laden.
Dave Eggers Is Under Joanna Newsom's Spell