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Review: SIMPLE DREAMS: A MUSICAL MEMOIR by Linda Ronstadt

Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir is the story of Linda Ronstadt’s musical life, including her influences and experiences before, during, and after her reign as Queen of Rock in the 1970s. In this memoir Ronstadt doesn’t explore her relationships or … Continue reading

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Review: BOB DYLAN IN AMERICA by Sean Wilentz

Bob Dylan in America is historian Sean Wilentz’s study of how various currents and touchstones of American culture directly and indirectly affected the music of Bob Dylan. Not at all a biography, Wilentz’s book examines critical points in Dylan’s career … Continue reading

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Review: SING ME BACK HOME: LOVE, DEATH, AND COUNTRY MUSIC by Dana Jennings

Sing Me Back Home: Love, Death, and Country Music by Dana Jennings My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m not giving Sing Me Back Home 5 stars because I think everyone should read it. I’m giving it 5 stars because … Continue reading

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Review: I GOT A NAME: THE JIM CROCE STORY by Ingrid Croce and Jimmy Rock

I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story by Ingrid Croce My rating: 5 of 5 stars For two years in the early 1970s, Jim Croce gave us hit after hit, and then he was gone, leaving behind three studio … Continue reading

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Happy 79th Birthday to Willie Nelson!

You know how the last song of the morning commute sometimes gets stuck in your head for a couple of hours? Lucky me. Today mine is Willie Nelson’s “Pick Up the Tempo,” and it couldn’t be more appropriate on this, … Continue reading

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Review: BABY’S IN BLACK by Arne Bellstorf

Arne Bellstorf’s graphic “novel” Baby’s in Black is the true story of Astrid who becomes involved with Stuart, a guy who plays in a band. He likes the band scene but really wants to be a painter. Astrid becomes friends … Continue reading

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I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert My rating: 4 of 5 stars The world needs more good rock-n-roll novels. The last one I read was Tom Perotta’s The Wishbones. Stephanie Kuehnert’s I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone … Continue reading

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