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Wild Tales

CHARACTERS Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Graham Nash FREE READ Wild Tales í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Pantheon of classic music memoirs alongside Book Dylan's Chronicles Keith Richards' Life and Neil Young's Waging Heavy Peace Graham Nash was born in Blackpool in 1942 and brought up in Salford He was cofounder with his schoolfriend Allan Clarke of the Hollies one of the most successful British pop groups of the 1960s for whom he was lead singer and one of the principal songwriters In 1968 he left the UK to live in California where he became part of the supergroup Crosby Stills Nash later after Neil Young joined Crosby Stills Nash Young Unusually he has been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the Hollies and for CSNY and in 2010 he received the OBE He is noted for his political and charity work he played Occupy Wall Street in 2011 is a serious photographer and has homes in California and Hawa. For the sake of full disclosure I ve never been a huge CSN fan though Deja Vu is a true classic I have however always enjoyed Graham Nash s ear for a good pop song I think Songs for Beginners and Wild Tales are really enjoyable albums I ve never been enad with Nash s lyrics however I think there is an earthiness and straight forwardness that gives those songs some weight So when I heard Nash on Fresh Air I was excited to dive into Wild Tales While his book comes from a place of honesty his honesty reflects poorly on him and provides insight into the greatest moral fissures of his generation There is no humility in this memoir there is no real sense of reflection The book its prose and content is self indulgence in its worst form I found myself liking Mr Nash less and less as the book went on In his writing he represents the worst aspects of the hippie generation and of hipsters in general false humility excuse giver lip service liberalism self aggrandizement and self importance I do not deny the important role Nash and his partners played in the canon of music however a true artist sees the world beyond their self Mr Nash clearly believes that he does but in this book he reveals himself He sees the world through his eyes and all he receives in return is himself What the reader ends up with here is a few interesting insights into the early years of the Hollies and CSNY but as the book moves on there is a great deal of repetition without substance And I got the sense because Nash couldn t provide such insights on his own he had to tell us about his money drugs art etc that perhaps without intending to Nash was telling us why his generation and the counter cultural movement failed there was a lot of music made speeches and opinions put forth movements started but for all the words there was little substance behind itand I m afraid that s what I felt upon completing this book I now see a musician and activist that had little interest in anything unless it brought him fame fortune or pleasure That s not art And it s not activism Perhaps without knowing it Nash represented the very traits he so freuently complains about in the systemThere are many memoirs and histories of this era that are far betterDave Van Ronk s Mayor of MacDougal Street Bob Dylan s Chronicles Vol 1 David King Dunaway How Can I Keep From Singing The Ballad of Pete Seeger Dangerously Funny The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour by David Bianculli

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CHARACTERS Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Graham Nash FREE READ Wild Tales í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Hips with all the great British bands of the 60s including the Beatles the Stones and the Kinks decamping to America and becoming the lover and muse of Joni Mitchell for whom he wrote 'Our House'achieving superstardom with David Crosby Stephen Stills and Neil Young From London to Laurel Canyon the story is extraordinary the love the sex the jealousy the drugs and the magical music making With an amazing range of characters including John Lennon Mama Cass Janis Joplin Elton John Paul Simon Joni Mitchell Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen not to mention Presidents Carter Clinton and Obama Wild Tales is one of the great rock and rock stories which befits someone who has been inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame This book will be adored by Graham Nash fans and takes its rightful place in the. I suppose if possible I would give the book 2 12 stars but mostly because of the era described and certainly not for Graham s writing As someone else noted on Goodreads I actually think I like Graham Nash less now after reading his book At times severely sanctimonious yes he did drugs and cheated on his wives but others did far drugs and cheated times and almost always self aggrandizing Graham Nash seems to think every event in his life was deserving of him immediately putting his pen to paper so we would be fortunate enough to get his thoughts And woe is the critic or so called critic as described by GN who doesn t give Graham Nash a glowing review In one particularly odious passage GN bashes the Rolling Stone critic by saying a trained monkey might have brought to the game and that the review lacked insight and any kind of value for the reader Wow sensitive much I can t help but think an authorized autobiography would have been so much better for both GN and the reader If nothing else someone could have told GN how laughable the phrase I dug the bread we were making about an 80 s tour really was We get it you are still a true hippie You re really groovy manbut sorry I just didn t dig it

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CHARACTERS Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Graham Nash FREE READ Wild Tales í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Wild Tales by Graham Nash a classic rock memoir of the legendary Hollies front man and member of Crosby Stills Nash Young Graham Nash lead singer and principal songwriter of the Hollies then member of supergroup Crosby Stills Nash Young made the incredible and possibly uniue journey from 60s Manchester to Swinging London to sunny California And along the way he created many of the iconic songs which defined a generation that began with the opening salvos of the British Rock revolution and ended with the last embers of Woodstock 'Bus Stop' 'Carrie Anne' 'Marrakesh Express' 'Teach Your Children' among many others In this candid and riveting autobiography Nash tells it all growing up in poverty in postwar Manchester founding the Hollies with schoolfriend Allan Clarke and the incredible success that followed friends. Don t do coke I participated in a memoir writing workshop recently and the guy across from me a journalist from a local paper talked about the memoir he s planning He s met a bunch of 60s and 70s rock stars and his chapters would be built around those musicians and what their music meant to him at different stages of his young adulthood Pretty cool eh I mentioned I d just started reading Wild Tales and he told me he d read it but couldn t get over what a narcissist Nash was That made me laugh Is there such an animal as a non narcissistic rock star It s in the DNA I think the only way to survive in that business is through utter focus on one s self And as our wonderful instructor pointed out it was in fact the first announcement she made in class well no the first announcement was to warn us she swore a lot but the second was to put on the table right there that writing a memoir was the purest act of narcissism Admit it own it move on And don t do coke So no I don t agree that Graham Nash came off in this memoir as particularly narcissistic In fact I think he came off as distant and unself aware particularly when the narrative moved from his childhood and his early years with the Hollies into the heavy 70s And you know why I think that Because he was so fucked up most of the time he can t really remember WHAT he was feeling I love CSN CSNY I have for as long as my musical memory extends and that s into the early 70s when I was a toddler in Corvallis OR Their harmonies like those of Simon and Garfunkel are part of my heart s song my childhood the development of my ear and my lyrical mind I have seen CSN perform at shitty little county fairs in the 1980s desperate measures by the band to earn some cash because Croz and Stills were bankrupt after snorting through their entire fortunes and I have seen them in the early 2000s at the most magnificent outdoor concert venue in this country with an audience in the tens of thousands riding the wave of personal sobriety and the country s political reawakening I love them for their music for their California breeze vibe for how they make me ache to have been a young woman instead of a protozoa then a child in the 60s and 70s But they make me really glad I don t do coke Nash left the UK for America because of a girl That girl was Joni Mitchell Jesus wouldn t you She is sublime Nash met Stills and Croz his first night in town at Joni s place or remet them they d already hung out a bit But it was the first time they sang together And that was it A band was born Neil Young joined CSN after they d released their first album they needed another musician on tour since Stills couldn t cover every instrument on stage and CSNY became or less off and on the band for the next twenty years I ve always been a Stephen Stills girl myself One of the greatest guitar players ever to straddle a fret His voice is in my register so it s his thread I sing along to I think I read Wild Tales and Judy Collins s memoir mostly for glimpses into Stills s life He s never really comes off very well a coked out drunk arrogant bastard with a really good heart And fingers blessed by magic Listen to Just Roll Tape the acoustic guy and his guitar album released a couple of years ago These are tapes some sound engineer kept in his garage for forty years before finally handing them off to Nash Listen and tell me you don t fall in love with Stephen Stills in a heartbeat Neil Young Weird enigmatic and fucking brilliant Always was still is I think his memoir does he have one is next The most tender and brutal recollections are those of David Crosby He and Nash have always been the closest and Croz s near total self destruction was agony to watch through Nash s eyes It amazes me that man is still alive It amazed everyone David Crosby should be dead about eighty times over Don t do coke And I think that s what Wild Tales does best Nash s observations of others are far better than his personal reflections though perhaps we learn most about ourselves when we contemplate our relationships The writing here is laughable I was surprised because Nash is so articulate in interviews and of course he can write a pretty verse or two But whatever He does go on in a perfunctory way about his photography and political activities without offering deep insights It s the poor uality of the writing and the shallowness of much of his narrative and Jesus the really annoying obsession with breasts and babes and sex we get it you shagged A LOT of women who cares that knock those stars back to a solid but average three stars Not to worry I just put on D j Vu and it s 1970 I m in Laurel Canyon a little high my hair is long my skin is tan the boys and girls are all pretty we re all in love We are stardust We are golden And the world is on fire But don t worry I won t do coke


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    REVIEW Wild Tales Graham Nash ☆ 6 FREE READ [PDF/EBOOK] Wild Tales You know how sometimes you read a book or a story about someone you like and afterwards you like them less? That's what this book did for me Nash told many details of starting his adult years as an under educated lad from a blue collar family Today he is still an under educated lad who has spent a privileged lifetime being gullib

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Wild Tales For the sake of full disclosure I've never been a huge CSN fan though Deja Vu is a true classic I have however always enjoyed Graham Nash's ear for a good pop song I think Songs for Beginners and Wild Tales are really enjoyable albums I've never been enad with Nash's lyrics however I think there is an earthiness and straight forwardness that gives those songs some weight So when I heard Nash on Fresh Air I was excited to

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    Graham Nash ☆ 6 FREE READ CHARACTERS Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Graham Nash [PDF/EBOOK] Wild Tales In this book Graham Nash tells his story very much in his own words There is much of interest in the beginning – his childhood in Salford Manchester schooldays and his early love of music There is a fascinating portrait

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