Today, "Five Questions" are put to Mark Ribowsky, author of the recently released "Whiskey Bottles and Brand New Cars: The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Lynyrd Skynyrd." Ribowsky has also written books on Otis Redding and Stax Reco
With all of the hoopla and revived interest in the Grateful Dead, their recent "Fare Thee Well" tour and legacy and what they mean today, we put
A recent review of Skeleton Key: A Dictionary for Deadheads featured a Dr. Seuss-style limerick from the review's author. We tweeted that out, in honor of The Grateful Dead's historic "Fare Thee Well" shows in Chicago this weekend and received a new one back from one of our readers. It's pretty good.
Last week was a first for us. We received a tweet by an author who was unhappy with a review of their book that appeared on our site. They called it “rude,” while acknowledging that it “clearly is not for everyone.” We went and re-read the review in question; we wanted to make sure it was not inflammatory or personal in nature. What we found was a smart, funny, informed analysis from the reviewer, who clearly did not like the book in question.
Today, “Five Questions” are put to Sharry Wilson, author of Young Neil; The Sugar Mountain Years. The book focuses on Neil Young's childhood and early years, providing a highly-researched document of those “Sugar Mountain” years, from 1945 to 1966.