music-of-failure In a compact collection of two dozen short essays and prose poems Bill Holm explores his life and, by extension, our lives, “and how they flow together to make the life of a community, and then a country, and then a world.” Holm, whom Roger Miller called “a Garrison Keillor for Icelanders” and Garrison Keillor called “the tallest radical humorist in the Midwest,” grounds his observations on modern America in the Minneota, Minnesota, he knew as a boy in the 1950s and ‘60s.