What are you currently reading?
I know, I know. This question gets asked a lot here. But, I always find great book suggestions in the answers.
I finished Keith Richards’ autobiography, Life, during the holiday break. Good book but a bit disjointed. Don’t go into it expecting to learn a great deal about the Rolling Stones other than Keith’s part in it. Bill Wyman and Brian Jones are barely mentioned. (There is a sentence covering Brian’s death) But I found the parts about how he kept searching for new sounds and tunings to be terrific.
And I mentioned in an earlier post that I’m finishing up Henning Mankell’s Faceless Killers which is the first book in the Kurt Wallander series. It’s perfectly bleak and dark for winter reading.
I’m moving on to The Egyptologist later tonight.
In one of the more famous examples of musical censorship, on The Ed Sullivan Show, the band was initially refused permission to perform the number. Sullivan himself told Jagger, “Either the song goes or you go”. A compromise was reached to substitute the words “let’s spend some time together” in place of “let’s spend the night together”; Jagger agreed to change the lyrics but ostentatiously rolled his eyes at the TV camera while singing them. Soon after the performance, the Stones disappeared from the studio. Ed Sullivan announced that the Rolling Stones would be banned from performing on his show again.
Headphones if you’re at work.