Saturday, 19 November 2011

Charity shop haul

Must. stop. buying. books.

I was pleased to find the Sylvester Stewart (Sly Stone) autobiography but I'm a bit trepidatious to read it.

Was burned by Bob Dylan's biography, and finding out your idol is just a flawed human being, capable of being a total shit, just like the rest of us.

Here's one example of why I love Sly. Thankful N' Thoughtful, about still being glad to be alive when you've nearly lost it.


  1. I've just started Chronicles and it seems OK to me so far.

    My other hero, Steve Jobs, was definitely a right shit but it hasn't dimmed my admiration for his achievements.

  2. Ah, but that's his autobiography Rog.

    I guess what is disappointing about musicians is when they write songs that are full of empathy and understanding that mean something to you, but then turn out to be not so wise or kind in real life. Steve Jobs was an entrepreneur, so fair enough.

  3. Bizarrely, the autobiography of Marilyn Manson is rather entertaining. I never would have expected that.