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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Rolling Stone Keith Richards has spent $10.5 million on a Manhattan penthouse, according to Realty Today, a real estate website.
According to Realty:
The new duplex penthouse of the English musician is a combination of three separate units. Located in Greenwich Village, the home includes four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The floor plan of the property shows an outdoor space, which includes three terraces on its lower level. The co-op home comes with a variety of custom features comprised of marble slab bathrooms and white lacquer millwork, as well as Lutron lighting and a Sonos sound system.
According to StreetEasy’s listing history, the penthouse was designed by acclaimed architect Joe Serrins, who imagined it in the form of an interior landscape, with “rooms flowing into one another.” The staircase is oversized and wrapped with walnut panels, while the handrails are custom-made using bronze and burgundy leather.
The Rolling Stones have just released a live video of “Jumping Jack Flash” from their performance at Hyde Park this past summer. I watched it and for starters, as a singer, Jagger really sucks these days. It made me yearn for when his vocals totally knocked me out.
So I searched YouTube and found this video, which I believe is from 1969 when the group toured the U.S. They could really play back then. The sound isn’t the best, but there’s an energy and a wildness in this performance that’s quite amazing.
I thought you too might want to compare then and now. I suggest you start with the video that conveys some of their greatness, then see them in their decline.