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The Reading Room

Writing about writing about music.

Henry writes about music and music books for ND, The Bluegrass Situation, Country Standard Time, Publishers Weekly, and more.

The Reading Room

Writing about writing about music.

Henry writes about music and music books for ND, The Bluegrass Situation, Country Standard Time, Publishers Weekly, and more.

John McEuen Talks About the Life He's Picked

This sounds like a great book by an excellent musician and the type of memoir I really love. Thanks for your psot alerting me to its release.

Thanks, Dennis, for your note. This is a great read.

I agree with Dennis, and Henry...frankly, you are beginning to irritate me with reviews of all these books that you make sound so appealing that I have to read them...but this one sounds great...so thanks, I think...

Ha, ha; okay; I'll try to write about a book that won't sound so appealing :)

Never mind...I just need to work a little harder on the pile of books at home...but it's getting to the place where there's two piles of books and one of them is just the stuff you reviewed...but the ones you have recommended that I have gotten to have definitely been keepers...the Peter Cooper book was terrific...Rita Coolidge too...

 

I haven't read the Peter Cooper book but I have read Rita Coolidge's and really enjoyed it. I wonder if she'll ever credit for "Superstar" and the instrumental intro to "Layla"?

Jim Gordon was still getting the checks last I heard...he's in some kind of California mental facility lock up in a place called Vacaville...last I saw he comes up for aprole again in 2021...