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From our friends at Shelf Awareness: The Guardian reported that a "librarian at Oxford's Bodleian Library has unearthed the earliest-known book dust jacket. Dating from 1830, the jacket wrapped a silk-covered gift book, Friendship's Offering."
Everyone has their favorite band or two, discovered at a certain point in their lives so there is a special connection. I thought that's what the Subdudes were for me, just my discovery. But I've seen them 5x now, and it's the closest thing to musical ecstasy I know..AND it's not just me. Their audiences are all in rapture, each in their own space. Go see them on tour...and stay til the end. If you don't cry and feel a little closer to a universal spirit after their unique encore, you never will. I am not a joiner nor especially spiritual, but the Subdudes let you feel your own way at the same time as a bunch of strangers, and it's just good music.