Hardly your typical discussion group, Bushwick invites book lovers to hear original music created by local artists and inspired by a famous book — this time, the Ray Bradbury classic “Fahrenheit 451.”
The Half Brothers’ song was one of 11 performed by various local artists at the show. While most gave deep, serious reflections on the book’s dystopian themes, The Half Brothers’ tune was a catchy, comic update:
“Don’t burn books! Burn your iPad instead / Throw some Kindles on the fire ’til it’s all just twisted melted wire.”
The protagonist in “Fahrenheit 451,” Guy Montag, is a fireman who burns homes rather than save them when they’re found to contain books, his society’s ultimate contraband.
Next on Bushwick’s calendar: Songs inspired by the graphic novel “The Watchmen.” You know that’ll be interesting. More info on the Bushwick site.