"last night i heard someone walk in
through my bedroom door
what they wanted i'm not exactly sure
a friendly ghost is all i need"...Continua
As you read the book, and discover more about his life so far, you can't help but think that he must be making some of this up. How could this much happen to one man who spends nearly his entire life in the basement? And yet it's told with such clarity and meaning, you can't help but feel both sorry and happy for him. On the one hand, he's suffered a great deal of misery and hardship, but on the other, it has worked as his muse, and allowed him to live his life exactly as he wanted.
Not exactly in terms of personal life, but certainly in terms of his career. He has a fierce dedication to his work, and not the music industry; he has created some great music which has brought fame and fortune, and been able to meet and work with some of his heroes. The later chapters' references to Tom Waits are humorous, and his ideas for his tours are inventive.
As it happens, this book will probably be enjoyed most by those who don't know him, but have an interest in music, psychology or just people and life in general. Not to say fans won't enjoy it, because they will, and I certainly did; but because really this is a tale of death, crazy girls, rock music and love....Continua