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    Posted: 09 Mar 2016 at 2:23pm
Currently reading "The Chitlin Circuit and the Road to Rock n Roll".
This book tells the story about a chain of off-the-radar (sometimes illegal) small clubs in the rural southern US in the 1940s where African Americans transformed (out of necesiity and misfortune) jazz into rock n roll, its very interesting reading.
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Ace, I'll check it out - extra interested in it now that I know he was involved in the writing. Will check out the bigs at Wynton too!
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The book is titled "Possibilities", its a quick easy read. He's kind to most of his past fellow musicians, but takes a few digs at Wynton.
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Ah, I didn't know that either!

What was the title - I might do some research, compare it to some others, thanks John :)
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It was okay, not my favorite, but not bad either. There were a few surprises, such as he had a bad dependence on crack for a while.
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Originally posted by js js wrote:

I've been reading a lot of musician bios and auto bios recently, including:
Ellington
Monk
George Clinton
Herbie Hancock
Bill Bruford


Ace! What's the Hancock one like so far? (Or did you finish it? :) )
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I've been reading a lot of musician bios and auto bios recently, including:
Ellington
Monk
George Clinton
Herbie Hancock
Bill Bruford
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Originally posted by js js wrote:

I always had the impression he was a workaholic type.


Very much so - the amount of unreleased stuff, by account of the book, is insane. He must never stop.
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I always had the impression he was a workaholic type.
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^ that sounds great (sad too, of course) - I've also started reading a Prince bio. Interesting guy Smile
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Just finished John Barylick's "Killer Show", the story about the deadly fire that was started when the band Great White used pyros in a small crowded club. The book also includes details on how Barylick and other lawyers helped get the victims their due money.
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Read this, only book I've had time to read this year - loved it, but it was possibly too brief. Possibly.




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Cool, sounds great. Is there an English language version too?
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^finished!

Extremely well done and thoughtful concerning the past decade (00s) and what's-to-come of music, all in a long 400 pages analysis with detailed examples. This book is not probably for "closed" minded Prog fans, but there's a lot in here that answers or deals with Prog fans issues and concerns with music, about innovation and real "progression".

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Finished the 1Q84  trilogy, quite enjoyable , a bit too long.

I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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just finished Murakami's  1st book of 1Q84
I liked it, but not in my top three Murakami books

I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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^ sounds good, Cale, I've never come across that one

Just finished this one again:






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Recently finished this:

It was pretty good, just took me a couple nights to read. At points it was a little depressing, led to a little loss of sleep.LOL But overall it was a good read, recommended to any classic sci-fi lover.
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The two recent books I've read were:

Just Kids by Patti Smith
My Last Sigh by Luis Bu˝uel

Both autobiographic, both in english, and man, both totally incredible. Probably I'm starting to realize the magic of autobiographies and such books. But maybe it's just that these two specifically are just incredible persons and have had such fascinating lives. 
Both highly recommended.
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