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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 08:13 AM
Jack Kerouac, "The Town and The City":

''The river was sown with starlight, bright and misty, flowing hugely in its dark tidal silence, all mud-smelling, all rippling soft. They could see the railroad tracks gleaming across the river in dark thickets there, the Montreal train was howling almost out of earshot upriver, faintly interrupted in night airs. The breeze harped softly in the pines overhead, the water lapped at their feet. It was the great nighttime and summer's joy of their hearts. When they thought of each other, they always thought of each other on the riverbank at night, their faces dark and dreaming and the mysterious shadow of themselves in darkness, speaking softly in the pine-scented darkness, sighing, waiting, and sweetly kissing."

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 08:27 AM
Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34
Bryan Burrough

Public Enemies is the story of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young J. Edgar Hoover and his FBI, and an assortment of criminals who became national icons: John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the Barkers. In an epic feat of storytelling, Burrough reveals a web of interconnections within the vast American underworld and demonstrates how Hoover's G-men secured the FBI's rise to power.


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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 08:30 AM
Steve Earle's "I'll Never Get Out OF This World Alive"

Doc Ebersole lives with the ghost of Hank Williams—not just in the figurative sense, not just because he was one of the last people to see him alive, and not just because he is rumored to have given Hank the final morphine dose that killed him.
In 1963, ten years after Hank's death, Doc himself is wracked by addiction. Having lost his license to practice medicine, his morphine habit isn't as easy to support as it used to be. So he lives in a rented room in the red-light district on the south side of San Antonio, performing abortions and patching up the odd knife or gunshot wound. But when Graciela, a young Mexican immigrant, appears in the neighborhood in search of Doc's services, miraculous things begin to happen. Graciela sustains a wound on her wrist that never heals, yet she heals others with the touch of her hand. Everyone she meets is transformed for the better, except, maybe, for Hank's angry ghost—who isn't at all pleased to see Doc doing well.
A brilliant excavation of an obscure piece of music history, Steve Earle's I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive is also a marvelous novel in its own right, a ballad of regret and redemption, and of the ways in which we remake ourselves and our world through the smallest of miracles.

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 09:17 AM
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Steve Earle's "I'll Never Get Out OF This World Alive"

Doc Ebersole lives with the ghost of Hank Williams—not just in the figurative sense, not just because he was one of the last people to see him alive, and not just because he is rumored to have given Hank the final morphine dose that killed him.
In 1963, ten years after Hank's death, Doc himself is wracked by addiction. Having lost his license to practice medicine, his morphine habit isn't as easy to support as it used to be. So he lives in a rented room in the red-light district on the south side of San Antonio, performing abortions and patching up the odd knife or gunshot wound. But when Graciela, a young Mexican immigrant, appears in the neighborhood in search of Doc's services, miraculous things begin to happen. Graciela sustains a wound on her wrist that never heals, yet she heals others with the touch of her hand. Everyone she meets is transformed for the better, except, maybe, for Hank's angry ghost—who isn't at all pleased to see Doc doing well.
A brilliant excavation of an obscure piece of music history, Steve Earle's I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive is also a marvelous novel in its own right, a ballad of regret and redemption, and of the ways in which we remake ourselves and our world through the smallest of miracles.



Sounds like a great book, I'll have to pick that up. I read "Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle" by Lauren St. John. EXCELLENT read. It's quite a cliché to say that a rock star is lucky to be alive, but it's never more pertinent that in Earle's case. He was a junkie AND a freebase addict.............AT THE SAME TIME! What a comeback.

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 09:42 AM
Game of thrones book 5 "A dance with Dragons" finally some dragon brutality.....

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 12:02 PM
I'm currently reading Randy Poe's "Skydog" again.

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 12:10 PM
Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon

David Simon is the creator of The Wire. Fans of that show would probably enjoy this book, as a lot of the characters from The Wire were based on a lot of the real life characters in this book.

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 12:16 PM
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I'm currently reading Randy Poe's "Skydog" again.




A quote from an old teacher of mine when I told him I was reading it again, "you know it's gonna end the same way right? There are other things to read."
That being said I probably reference that book or thumb thru specific parts at least once or twice a month. I finally got around to reading Phil Lesh's book, I'm only a few chapters, in but so far so good

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 12:18 PM
I've been on a Kerouac kick lately, too. Dharma Bums is next but right now I'm reading a fascinating memoir:

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 12:30 PM
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I've been on a Kerouac kick lately, too. Dharma Bums is next but right now I'm reading a fascinating memoir:


I read that last summer on a recommendation from someone here on this site in another reading thread. It's a great one, anyone into Kerouac will love it.



 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 12:31 PM
The Lost Art Of Walking - Geoff Nicholson

Subtitle: The History, Science, Philosophy, and Literature of Pedestrianism

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 12:43 PM
The First World War by John Keegan

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 04:57 PM
Owsley and Me: My LSD Family
The Painted Bird, Jerzy Kosinsky
Another Man's Moccasins: A Walt Longmire Mystery, Craig Johnson

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 06:34 PM
Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy. He spins a helluva yarn.

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 06:49 PM
Umm..Your post. of corse.
Sorry, coulnd resist.

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 07:35 PM
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Umm..Your post. of corse.
Sorry, coulnd resist.


An excellent choice. After all, I'm a great author.

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 08:16 PM
Transfer of Power, Vince Flynn - just finished it actually. It's a gripper, you'll want to keep reading.

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 09:37 PM
The Wrecking Crew by Kent Hartman

"The inside story of Rock and Roll's best-kept secret: The unknown studio musicians who recorded the soundtrack of a generation".

It's excellent!

 

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  posted on 6/21/2013 at 11:50 PM
"To Kill a Mockingbird."

 

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  posted on 6/22/2013 at 07:53 AM
Neil And Me . By Scott Young

[Edited on 6/22/2013 by dimplesjbc]

 

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  posted on 6/22/2013 at 08:07 AM
Lost Flowers.....True Stories of the Moonshine King, Percy Flowers by Perry D. Sullivan

 

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  posted on 6/22/2013 at 08:33 AM
The Quick Adios by Tom Corcoran


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0984456600/tomcorcoran-20

[Edited on 6/22/2013 by DanB]

 

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quote:

Steve Earle's "I'll Never Get Out OF This World Alive"

Doc Ebersole lives with the ghost of Hank Williams—not just in the figurative sense, not just because he was one of the last people to see him alive, and not just because he is rumored to have given Hank the final morphine dose that killed him.
In 1963, ten years after Hank's death, Doc himself is wracked by addiction. Having lost his license to practice medicine, his morphine habit isn't as easy to support as it used to be. So he lives in a rented room in the red-light district on the south side of San Antonio, performing abortions and patching up the odd knife or gunshot wound. But when Graciela, a young Mexican immigrant, appears in the neighborhood in search of Doc's services, miraculous things begin to happen. Graciela sustains a wound on her wrist that never heals, yet she heals others with the touch of her hand. Everyone she meets is transformed for the better, except, maybe, for Hank's angry ghost—who isn't at all pleased to see Doc doing well.
A brilliant excavation of an obscure piece of music history, Steve Earle's I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive is also a marvelous novel in its own right, a ballad of regret and redemption, and of the ways in which we remake ourselves and our world through the smallest of miracles.



Sounds like a great book, I'll have to pick that up. I read "Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle" by Lauren St. John. EXCELLENT read. It's quite a cliché to say that a rock star is lucky to be alive, but it's never more pertinent that in Earle's case. He was a junkie AND a freebase addict.............AT THE SAME TIME! What a comeback.


Yes. Great bio!

 

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  posted on 6/22/2013 at 08:34 AM
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I'm currently reading Randy Poe's "Skydog" again.


So am I !

 

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  posted on 6/22/2013 at 08:37 AM
Just finished :

Eric Clapton-Clapton

Hunter S Thompson-The Curse of Lono

Just started :

Randy Poe- Skydog ( 2nd time )

 

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