Tuesday, December 13, 2011

That's Life

I just finished reading Keith Richards - Life. As in Keith Richards Rolling Stones Keith Richards. I was very sad to see it end. It's excellent - really brings across the voice and you learn a lot about music. For instance, I had always heard the line in Sweet Home Alabama but never understood or looked up: what I heard as: Mussel Shoals has got the Swamprush. It's actually Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers. Muscle Shoals is a town in Alabama where many legends recorded, including the Rolling Stones. Swampers is a rhythm section for hire.

It was/is a crazy life. But you can tell he's a songwriter. Poetry just kind of jumps out. M hadn't seen it when he read it, but I couldn't help but notice things like:
-- Sometimes a kiss is burned into you far more than whatever comes later.
-- My feet were soaking from walking through tears.

Needless to say, read it.


silly rabbit said...

Okay, now I have to read it! I'm glad you brought it up.
I always wondered about that line from Sweet Home Alabama. Neat little fact. =:]

laura b. said...

I have been meaning to read that! Thanks for the push, NoR. It sounds wonderful.