Sunday, April 15, 2007

Books by or about musical eccentrics

Bob Stanley of the pop band St Etienne wrote the "critic's chart" for books by or about "pop eccentrics" for the London Times.

One title on the chart:

Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye

David Ritz

Marvin lives in a tent on the beach, then moves to Ostend on a whim.

Read about another book on the list -- "Less a memoir than a psychological thriller" -- by the rocker who was shot (in the leg) when he tried to chase down a purse snatcher in my hometown in 2004.

--Marshal Zeringue