In August I’m publishing my rock ‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars.
Music is referenced throughout the book, and so I’ll be posting Spotify playlists of songs that are featured in some way in the book.
Playlist #1 includes songs from the first two chapters.
By the way, I will be on a panel at Lit Quake’s Digital Publishing Conference on June 21, 2014. My panel, Reinventing Your Career in the Digital Age, is from 4 to 5 pm. The conference is being held at Snodgrass Hall, 198 McAllister at UC Hastings Law School in San Francisco’s Civic Center. For more info head over to the LitQuake site.
And: I will be reading from True Love Scars at Book Passage in Marin County on August 21, 2014 at 7 pm. It would be great to see you there. Book Passage is located at:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA
And now, the True Love Scars Soundtrack, Playlist #1:
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Forty-one years ago, on December 18, 1972, Bob Dylan’s main theme for the film “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid” was copyrighted, according to “The Bob Dylan Copyright Files 1962-2007” by Tim Dunn.
Four versions of the song appeared on the soundtrack for the film, two of which were instrumentals and two with lyrics.
The lyrics that were copyrighted and which appear in the songbook, “The Songs of Bob Dylan: From 1966 Through 1975” are not exactly the same as the lyrics Bob sings for “Billy 4” and “Billy 7.” It seems he improvised each time he sang the song, changing words, and choosing which verses to include.
Bob was also an actor in the film, which was directed by Sam Peckinpah and released in 1973.
You can check out a version of the lyrics to “Billy” here.
Dylan performing “Billy 4” live, Stockholm, Sweden, March 22, 2009,
Main Title Theme (Billy) — instrumental:
Here’s a beautiful version of “Billy” Performed by Gillian Welch & D@vid Rawlings:
And here’s Bob acting in the film:
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