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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Room Full of Mirrors

Book #35 on my list this year was the always excellent Charles Cross' Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix.

Not much to say on this one. It's Jimi...what else do you need to know?

Seriously though I thought it was a really well written bio, maybe even one of the better, more entertaining music bios I've read. You're sure to finish the book with a bunch of good stories to share about the Jimi legend and if you live in or around Seattle you'll dig the local history. Perhaps my favorite story from the book was the one about Jimi and Neil Young commandering a truck to drive together to Woodstock. Good times.

Seattle P-I Review
Charles R. Cross

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