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This eclectic, funny, and moving book tracks a life lived in music and words. Paul Quarrington ruminates on the bands of his childhood; his restless youth, spent playing bass with the cult band Joe Hall and the Continental Drift; and his incarnation, in middle age, as rhythm guitarist and singer with the band Porkbelly Futures.
Ranging through rock 'n' roll, the blues, folk, country and soul, he explores how songs are made, how they work, and why they affect us so deeply. This is also a book about friendship. In his imitably entertaining way, Quarrington recounts the adventures and
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This eclectic, funny, and moving book tracks a life lived in music and words. Paul Quarrington ruminates on the bands of his childhood; his restless youth, spent playing bass with the cult band Joe Hall and the Continental Drift; and his incarnation, in middle age, as rhythm guitarist and singer with the band Porkbelly Futures.

Ranging through rock 'n' roll, the blues, folk, country and soul, he explores how songs are made, how they work, and why they affect us so deeply. This is also a book about friendship. In his imitably entertaining way, Quarrington recounts the adventures and vicissitudes he and his fellow band members share as they cope with everything from broken strings to broken marriages, making a last stab at that elusive thing called success.

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  • Verlag: Greystone Books
  • Seitenzahl: 272
  • Erscheinungstermin: 01.10.2010
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781553656296
  • Artikelnr.: 38406283
Autorenporträt
Paul Quarrington an acclaimed author, screenwriter and musician, died in January 2010, just days after completing The Cigar Box Banjo manuscript. His most recent novel, The Ravine, was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and he received the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for his novel King Leary, which was also the victor in "Canada Reads 2008.” Roddy Doyle is an internationally bestselling writer. His first three novels-The Commitments, The Snapper, and the 1991 Booker Prize finalist The Van-are known as The Barrytown Trilogy.