Thursday, October 21, 2021

i read unfaithful music disappearing ink, by elvis costello, it's impressive and i enjoyed some of his stories, particularly contemporary ones. reading about his childhood was i guess obligatory in any autobiography but the scene he describes was slightly before my time in the north of england so it all appeared a little alien to a londoner like me, however elvis is a good writer and the book is one of the better autobiographies a rock star has written. 

i also started reading up above the city, down below the stars by barry adamson which is excellent, a really autobiography where he exposes his dark side and writes beautifully. 

what shines through both books is music, and how from a very young age both these individuals heard the music. barry also saw the film, he's a really good soundtrack man as well as a bad seed. 

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