So I'm reading this. Well I just started. It promises to be different since it's about a collective of significant artists rather than just one.
Books about a single artists can get a bit predictable. Hopefully this one is coming at it from a different angle and makes some wider cultural observations.
Edit: I'm hoping it confirms my long time suspicion that Van is very talented but not the most endearing individual you might meet.
Letterman mentioned Catch a Fire in that interview. I thought it was very cool he was reading that. I have it and read it a long time ago. Need to read it again...
This is a great book for any music fan. Anyone who hasn't read it should.
and I got this but haven't read it yet:
I just bought Catch a Fire after reading the Letterman interview! Love Marley, especially not the later heavily produced stuff.
If you don't have the Songs of Freedom boxset you should get.That is my most listened to Bob. I spent like a year of my life in college where I listened to nothing else.
I'll look into it...
Reading Small Town Talk and Catch A Fire this week, courtesy of the Orange Beach Public library- thanks for the reco's.
That's a pretty impressive library at Orange Beach to have both of those.
And an impressive place to be. Is it almost the most southerly point in Alabama? Is it scenic?
Yes, it is beautiful down here. White sand beaches.
Sadly, temps have barely reached 60F here this week.
On a brighter note it will be much warmer starting this weekend- just as we're leaving town... locals have mentioned this has been their coldest week all winter long.
Nice to get a break away somewhere that's pretty. Good for you.
I bet the locals are trolling you about the weather.
The locals down at Wayne's barber shop are about as red as their necks could be.
I usually stop by to take in the atmosphere, but I had forgotten how bigoted they are around here.
... And they only do short back and sides.
They only do one haircut, so you have to tell him "Just in for a trim, Wayne".
That usually gets you something not too offensive.
Pisses my wife off that I go there, but I like the adventure/risk factor.
It's the side purchases she's worried about
Both are great, including his follow up book and his most recent book about Bowie.
I may have to pick this up.
And by the way, I loved Small Town Talk. The Marley book by Timothy White was really interesting too, but I couldn't finish it in time.
of course you'll have to pick this up!!!
i'll get it too and we can compare notes.
@DougoBlue can you recommend a biography about Lowell George? Or Little Feat? If there is such a thing
I've never read a biography on Lowell.
If you find a good one let me know.
I do have the Factory CD and a couple early Zappa and Mothers albums that he's on (kind of) : Weasels Ripped My Flesh and Burnt Weenie Sandwich.
No I read about the Factory one. Any good?
Will let you know if I find a good book