I think a lot, almost every day. I think about things like love, men, women, kids, pets...
the list is long. Sooo long. It's a lot like talking to myself when I write, mostly because I'm a new writer and don't sell a lot of books. I'll trade you my two cents for your ninety-nine.
Gram Parsons lived fast, died young, and left a beautiful corpse–a corpse his friends stole, took to Joshua Tree National Monument, and set afire in its coffin. The theft and burning of his body marked the end of Gram Parsons’ life and the beginning of the Gram Parsons legend. As a singer and songwriter, Gram Parsons stood at the nexus of count musical crossroads, and he sold his soul to the devil at every one.
Parson hung out with glamorous women and the coolest friends. His intimates and collaborators on his journey included Keith Richards, William Burroughs, Marianne Faithfull, Peter Fonda, Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, and Emmylou Harris. Parsons had everything–looks, charisma, money, style, the best drugs, the most heartbreaking voice–and threw it all away with both hands. His ballad is one of gigantic talent colliding with epic self-destruction. Parsons led the Byrds to create the seminal country rock masterpiece Sweetheart of the Rodeo. He formed the Flying Burrito Brothers, helped to guide the Rolling Stones beyond the blues in their appreciation of American roots music, and found his musical soul mate in Emmylou Harris.
Parsons’ solo albums, GP and Grievous Angel, are now recognized as visionary masterpieces of the transcendental jambalaya of rock, soul, country, gospel, and blues Parsons named “Cosmic American Music.” Four months before Grievous Angel was released, Parsons died of a drug and alcohol overdose at age twenty-six. In this beautifully written, raucous, meticulously researched biography, David N.
Meyer gives Parsons’ mythic life its due. From Parsons’ privileged Southern Gothic upbringing to his early career in Greenwich Village’s folk music scene to his Sunset Strip glory days, Twenty Thousand Roads paints an unprecedented portrait of the man who linked country to rock. Parsons’ creative genius gave birth to a new sound that was rooted in the past but heralded the future. From interviews with hundreds of the famous and obscure who knew and worked closely with Parsons–many who have never spoken publicly about him before–Meyer conjures a dazzling panorama of the artist and his era. Shedding new light and dispelling old myths, Twenty Thousand Roads is a breakthrough in rock-and-roll biography and more–a chronicle of creativity, drugs, excess, culture, and music in the ferment of late-1960s America. Visit the official website: www.twentythousandroads.com From the Hardcover edition.
Maya is having a hard time going to sleep. Nanay has tried almost everything, but Maya still lies awake with her eyes wide open. What is keeping Maya from falling asleep?
Savannah Mills has a reputation as her town's bad girl. Getting pregnant one night and not telling anyone who the father is certainly didn't help. Zack Bennett worked hard to leave his tiny Montana town, wanting nothing more than to get away and see the world. When he finds out that he has a 2-year-old daughter with Savannah, one he's never met, he's shocked but determined to do the right thing. It's not long before mother and daughter work their way into his heart, however, and make him realize that the best part of going away is coming home.
Cultivated by slaves, consumed by the elite, paid out as a tribute to conquerors, this tale of one of the world's favourite foods draws upon botany, archaeology, socio-economics and culinary history to provide a complete history of chocolate, beginning 3000 years ago in the jungles of Mexico. The book also includes quotations and old recipes,
Three sisters love to go on adventures and wind up in the land of fairies and learn almost too late that it never bodes well for those called by the fairies. This story centers on Rosamond's grandmother. Once Upon a Darkened Night reading order: Of Cinder and Madness The Cost of Love The Cost of Grief The Cost of Power Of Slumber and Discord The Cost of Magic Of Rose and Cruelty - coming soon! The Cost of Rage - coming soon!
"Owen Gaines has produced a truly unique and innovative poker course. He combines tons of in-depth, easy-to-digest examples with attractive charts and graphs that hammer the most critical concepts home. For my students, Poker's Postflop Course is now required reading." - Ed Miller Best-selling poker author and founder of notedpokerauthority.com "This book introduces a systematic analysis of explotive postflop no-limit hold'em. It guides the reader in a logical fashion, beginning with the simplest spots while introducing the theoretical framework, before building up to cover even the most intricate of situations. I eagerly await the continuation of this series!" - Philip Newall - Author of The Intelligent Poker Player Part 1 thoroughly dissects every conceivable action on the river.
Become an expert in river play using my methods and shortcuts. To sharpen your newfound skills, I include: • 90 Test Your Comprehension questions and answers • 39 Exercises involving 116 questions and answers • 30 Example Hands • 36 Your Turn situations with the author's explanations