Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Back again

The thing is, I've been too busy writing to write. I've also been too busy knitting and writing about knitting to write about writing over here.

Which clearly means I have a problem. Do I write about life on the knitting blog? Do I write about knitting on the writing blog? We all know what happens when worlds collide, but when it comes to blogging maybe that's not a bad thing.

I wish I had more time. I wish I were more organized. I wish I could write, read, type, and knit simultaneously. (I also wish I could have my 28 year old body, my 57 year old brain, and access to Bill Gates's ATM card for twenty-four hours but that's just me.)

So here I am. I don't blame you if there you aren't. I hope you'll find me again and that I'll be better about keeping the content fresher than two months old but I'm not making any promises.

GOOD READ: Wonderful Tonight - an autobiography written by Pattie Boyd, who was married to George Harrison and to Eric Clapton. A fascinating look at what it was like to be at the epicenter of all that was new and thrilling and dangerous in London in the 60s. Wildly romantic, funny, bittersweet: a terrific read. Worth reading if only for her descriptions of growing up in Africa.

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Anonymous Michael said...

Reportedly, Boyd is the subject of not only "Wonderful Tonight" but also Aerosmith's "Dream On".

I just finished "Love is a Mix Tape", a short autobiography by Rob Sheffield about his late wife, Renee, told through the lens of music and all the dozens of mix tapes they made over the years. While Sheffield is closer to my age than yours, I think anyone who has had that manic preoccupation with music will understand and feel the book deeply.

November 7, 2007 7:53 AM  
Anonymous Brandy said...

Still here. Eagerly awaiting the January release of your book!
As for your blog(s), write when you feel like it. *g*

November 7, 2007 7:28 PM  
Anonymous Barbara Bretton said...

Hi, Michael. I'm going to check out "Love is a Mix Tape." I love those intimate views into someone else's creative process. I tried to read Clapton's autobio but it didn't grab me.

Two highly recommended rock (folk/rock really) bios: John Phillips's "Papa John" and Michelle Phillips's "California Dreamin'." Both are rich with detail. The time, the place, the people. Fascinating cross-pollination of musical talent. Lots of names you'll recognize. (A music world version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon!)BTW, Michael, are you MEC from days gone by?

November 8, 2007 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Barbara Bretton said...

Brandy, now you're what I call a good friend! Glad you're here.

November 8, 2007 10:20 AM  

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