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  posted on 5/30/2012 at 09:22 AM
I am finishing up a second edition of One Way Out, which fixes formatting problems and adds:

•A discography, with my opinion of over 50 albums - ABB, GA, DB, Mule, Trucks, etc.
•Essential Southern Rock albums
•An ABB-themed excerpt of Big in China.
•following Sully's astute, constructive criticism in a (positive) amazon review, I have added a bit more on the mid 90s ABB.

It is my understanding that anyone who has downloaded the book will be able to re-download for free. I will do my best to be on top of Amazon on that front. I want you all to have this version.

Stay tuned for an announcement - should be by the end of the week.

 

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  posted on 5/30/2012 at 09:39 AM
Thanks AlPaul. Enjoying reading your book. Thanks.

 

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  posted on 5/30/2012 at 09:40 AM
I did enjoy the first version and look forward to this update. Thanks
 

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  posted on 5/30/2012 at 09:55 AM
Thanks guys.

 

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  posted on 5/30/2012 at 11:22 AM
Cool! I've downloaded it but haven't got to it yet. Really looking forward to reading it though.
 

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  posted on 5/30/2012 at 11:26 AM
awesome! thanks Alan! i'll update my review as well. it is a great read.
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  posted on 5/30/2012 at 01:36 PM
Thanks Sully - your point about Shades, where It All Begins era was a good one. I have some really good stuff I am adding.

The one guy who hated the book said anyone could do it in 20 hours online. Ha! If he only knew how many hours I have spent poring through my own archives and then editing, compiling... it's all been fun but sucked up a lot more hours than I imagined! And I keep thinking of more that I coulda shoulda incorporated.

 

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  posted on 5/30/2012 at 01:51 PM
yeah - i found that review to be comical. of course, you get those from time to time.

we can tell that it was a labor of love. well done and let us know what the next writing project will be about.

 

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The one guy who hated the book said anyone could do it in 20 hours online. Ha! If he only knew how many hours I have spent poring through my own archives and then editing, compiling... it's all been fun but sucked up a lot more hours than I imagined! And I keep thinking of more that I coulda shoulda incorporated.


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  posted on 5/30/2012 at 04:31 PM
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Thanks Sully - your point about Shades, where It All Begins era was a good one. I have some really good stuff I am adding.

The one guy who hated the book said anyone could do it in 20 hours online. Ha! If he only knew how many hours I have spent poring through my own archives and then editing, compiling... it's all been fun but sucked up a lot more hours than I imagined! And I keep thinking of more that I coulda shoulda incorporated.


People like that have no idea how hard it is to take intrviews and turn them into a cohesive narrative. I have interviewed many blues artists in the last 2 years for American Blues News and they often don't answer the questions and you have to fight to get the answers you and your readers might want. Sometimes their tangents lead to new, more interesting questions and sometimes not. I got to speak to johnny winter about his manager Paul Nelson and Johnny gave the shortest, most concise answers I've ever heard. once the interview is over you have to listen to it and transcribe it. I do this by hand and it is a major pain in the a$$. It takes forever. Then you have to create a readable, interesting document that people will enjoy and from which people will hopefully learn something new.

That idiot who made the comment obviously doesn't realize the prep work involved for interviews either. When I do them I read as many previous interviews that I can find, looking for what hasn't been asked a million times. I try to draw out a bit of their personality and know enough about them to set them at ease.

I'm guessing you won't let that comment bother you. I just finished the ebook through the amazon reader online. I thought it was coherent narrative with some excellent insights. I especially like how you arranged some of the contradictory quotes by some of the band members. It really shows the push and pull of the band, metaphorically as well as in reality. Who really knows whose memory is best? There were a lot of intoxicants affecting memories and it's funny and sad that the memories don't match. It is left to us to guess and speculate about the reality which to me at least, makes the story more enthralling and the music born of it more exciting. I've been an avid reader of Guitar World for 20 years plus and Guitar For the Practicing Musician as well. I felt I've read many of the quotes before, but for people who don't regularly read Guitar mags I'm sure there is a ton of new material.

Did you do the Guitar World interview in 1994(?) with Warren & Dickey on the cover around the time of BWIAB? I re-read that one every year or so. It was well done and highly informative. As was One Way Out. I too would like to read more from the 90's since that was the period of my coming of age with the band. I was only a year old when Duane died and to me the Warren/Dickey lineup was the Allman Brothers Band.

Kudos on the book and all your hard work. I know what it takes an appreciate all your efforts in this labor of love.

 

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  posted on 5/30/2012 at 04:45 PM
Thanks again. I definitely will not be too impacted by one guy's lousy review. It comes with the territory. He was particularly nasty though.

JFK - you're right on all fronts. On the other hand, who cares how hard something is? It's the results that matter, right?

I did the 94 GW cover story, one of the highlights of my career and also one of the lowlights - someone screwed up so there was no byline on the story. Who knows what happened.

Edition 2 has a lot more about Shades and BWIAB, as well as discography with my ratings of over 50 albums, including Mule, DTB, TTB...

 

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Thanks again. I definitely will not be too impacted by one guy's lousy review. It comes with the territory. He was particularly nasty though.

JFK - you're right on all fronts. On the other hand, who cares how hard something is? It's the results that matter, right?

I did the 94 GW cover story, one of the highlights of my career and also one of the lowlights - someone screwed up so there was no byline on the story. Who knows what happened.

Edition 2 has a lot more about Shades and BWIAB, as well as discography with my ratings of over 50 albums, including Mule, DTB, TTB...


On the other hand, who cares how hard something is? It's the results that matter, right? - exactly. i think it was JFK (no relation) who said we choose "to do things not because they are easy, but because they are hard."

The 94 GW is possibly my favorite issue ever. It also had the Southern Rock feature with up and coming bands and it's fun and sometimes sad to go back and see who is still around. Screaming Cheetah Wheelies and Brother Cain are two I remember off hand from the list. i'm glad to say your good work gets even better. Thanks for responding.

 

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  posted on 5/30/2012 at 05:58 PM
I read it last week and am really looking forward to the revised edition.

I have been collecting copies of online interviews for Warren, Derek and Gregg over the last year and have thought of compiling each into some type of similar volume.

You work is very well done so I don't know if I am inspired or intimidated!



 

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  posted on 5/30/2012 at 07:06 PM
Awesome! Please keep us posted! I just started the book last night!


 

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  posted on 6/1/2012 at 07:56 AM
It is done, re-formatted and posted - but not showing up up yet in the Kindle store. I am really excited about this and will post as soon as it is available.

 

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  posted on 6/1/2012 at 10:17 AM
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It is done, re-formatted and posted - but not showing up up yet in the Kindle store. I am really excited about this and will post as soon as it is available.


Cool! Thanks Alan. Just started it this morning and so far, so good. Really enjoying it.

 

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  posted on 6/1/2012 at 10:28 AM
Alan,
Thanks for doing this. I downloaded the first one, have read it, and am looking forward to the update. I left a review right away, and I'm sure more "good" reviews will totally push that poor one away. Don't ever sweat what others think because you end up doing other people's trips instead of your own. Abbie Hoffman told me that.

 

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  posted on 6/1/2012 at 10:53 AM
Thanks Amy. appreciate that. New version is up.

Working with Amazon to push it free to those who have purchased...

 

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Thanks Amy. appreciate that. New version is up.

Working with Amazon to push it free to those who have purchased...


How can you tell the difference between the old version and the new version?

 

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How can you tell the difference between the old version and the new version?



The new one has two appendixes and a Big in China excerpt.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2012 at 11:17 PM
is it going to appear in ibooks?
 

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  posted on 6/3/2012 at 03:22 PM
I don't believe it will appear in Ibooks. Don't know about that. a lot to learn as a one-man band. I will check it out.

I have asked amazon to allow purchasers of Edition 1 to download Version 2 for free.. they have not responded yet.. hopefully soon.

It is a definite improvement.

 

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  posted on 6/4/2012 at 05:28 AM
ok then - kindle version it is
 

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  posted on 6/4/2012 at 08:00 AM
Thanks Stormy.

Look forward to hearing people's opinions of my ABB discography and reviews as well.

 

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  posted on 6/4/2012 at 12:19 PM
Thanks Alan. Just finished reading One Way Out an thoroughly enjoyed it.

Three-quarters thru Big in China and it is a great read.

If you ever find yourself in the southern half of the state let me know and I'll buy you a beer or two!

Keep up the great work that you do.

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