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Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: April 28, 2011 13:35

Hello one & all !


For the first time in nearly thirty years, yours truly has been has been selected to perform his civic duty by reporting for jury duty at my local court of law during the month of June.

I can't imagine why a miscreant like me would be chosen for such an important job but, nonetheless (if that's a real word), I vow to perform this responsibility to the absolute best of my ability, but I do need a wee bit of help.

It seems that in most cases, the vast amount of time serving jury duty is spent waiting in the jury pool before being called to actually serve, which obviously creates the dilemma of "what to do to prevent death by boredom?"


Since I am almost finished reading Life, I thought it would be nice to start on another book about the Stones.

The book would, obviously, need to be one I have not read before, and must be easily carried around so no large hardbacks, etc.


The books I already have are:

Life - Keith Richards
The True Adventures of The Rolling Stones - Stanley Booth
According To The Rolling Stones - Mick/Keith/Charlie/Ronnie
The Rolling Stones - Robert Palmer
Rolling With The Stones - Bill Wyman
The Rolling Stones (the first twenty years) - David Dalton
The Rolling Stones A to Z - Sue Weiner & Lisa Howard
Rolling Stones - David Dalton (1979)
Sympathy For the Devil (The Rolling Stones Story) - Philip Norman


Please help this poor boy out with your suggestions !

I wonder if carrying a book about the Stones in a courtroom would get me excused from jury duty? grinning smiley (Just kidding.)


Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: April 28, 2011 13:42

Stone Alone - Bill Wyman
Stoned - 2Stoned - Andrew Loog
Groovy Bob - The Life And Times Of Robert Fraser - Harriet Vyner



ROCKMAN

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: Thricenay ()
Date: April 28, 2011 13:45

Robert Greenfield's Stones Touring Party: A Journey Through America with the Rolling Stones.

But steer clear of his Exile On Main St book.

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: Roll73 ()
Date: April 28, 2011 13:49

Hi Edith

Seems like you've read most of the 'essential' Stones books.

Although, Bill German's Under their thumb is a must imo.

If you're still in the mood for more Keith, Victor Bockris's Biography is entertaining - as is Up and down with the Rolling Stones by Tony Sanchez (although how much of it is based on truth is questionable).


If you haven't already, I'd suggest the following - which aren't just about the Stones but feature great Stones content and the rest would be of interest to any self-respecting fan of fine rock'n'roll music.

Rythm Oil - Stanley Booth
Apathty for the Devil & The Dark Stuff (both by Nick Kent),

Hope that helps and good luck with the jury duty!

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: EddieByword ()
Date: April 28, 2011 13:51

If you can get a paperback copy....It's only rock'n'roll - Steve Appleford...light reading of the stories behind every song upto and including Voodoo Lounge...........



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Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: SwayStones ()
Date: April 28, 2011 14:02

May be Jean-Marie Moreau's gazette 71/73 ?grinning smiley

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: April 28, 2011 14:12

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SwayStones
May be Jean-Marie Moreau's gazette 71/73 ?grinning smiley

I want an original copy.

You have my mailing address. smiling smiley


Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Date: April 28, 2011 14:22

the wit and wisdom of keith richards or what would keith richards do. Then you got ten minutes of reading

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: boston2006 ()
Date: April 28, 2011 14:22

Had to serve a few years ago . Unless you have great skills in concentration reading will be rather difficult . They have televisions blaring away in the jury waiting room . There always seems to be someone who wants to talk to you and people are constantly getting in and out of the aisles forcing you to close the book , stand , sit again , open the book and say to yourself , "Where was I ? " .

If I were you I'd bring a magazine , maybe you'll be able to get through an entire article . Have fun .

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: April 28, 2011 14:24

I choosed Eric Claptons after reading Life and was recommended to skip Ronnies..smoking smiley

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Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: crumbling_mice ()
Date: April 28, 2011 14:25




Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: Thricenay ()
Date: April 28, 2011 14:33

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boston2006
They have televisions blaring away in the jury waiting room .

Hopefully not turned to the news channels...

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: April 28, 2011 15:32

Just curious.......Serving Jury Duty, is this voluntary?

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Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: RobberBride ()
Date: April 28, 2011 15:48

Bill GermansĀ“ "Under their thumb" and Greenfields "STP" + 1

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: EddieByword ()
Date: April 28, 2011 15:56

Can you tell us who makes the winning suggestion ? smiling smiley

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: skipstone ()
Date: April 28, 2011 16:24

Not only is it informative, it's hilarious and probably the best Stones book I've ever laid hands on. Flet Chippo, as Keith called him. Absolutely brilliant book:


Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: April 28, 2011 16:35

Quote
skipstone
Not only is it informative, it's hilarious and probably the best Stones book I've ever laid hands on. Flet Chippo, as Keith called him. Absolutely brilliant book:


Yeah hardly any fans or "fans" know this one but it's a 1st-hand account of the 75-80 years (on the U.S. soil). Flippo never dealt with European affairs... grinning smiley

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: April 28, 2011 17:30

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NICOS
Just curious.......Serving Jury Duty, is this voluntary?

Jury duty is required when called upon unless you have a valid reason why you cannot serve, or if you know someone who can get you out of your responsibility.

I prefer to be a good citizen and serve my duty, and I'm actually looking forward to it.
I live in a crazy city, and I think it's going to be interesting to see what happens.
It could be, though, that I may just sit in the jury pool and never actually get called, or be refused to sit on a jury.


Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: April 28, 2011 17:36

Thanks for the clarification.

Not sure if you can share your experience EG, but I love to hear it .................

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Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: Green Lady ()
Date: April 28, 2011 17:55

I think it's illegal to talk publicly about what goes on in the jury room (at least it is in the UK).

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: April 28, 2011 18:05

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Green Lady
I think it's illegal to talk publicly about what goes on in the jury room (at least it is in the UK).

I think the judge will instruct the jury not to discuss the specifics of the case outside of the jury room, but it's common to hear jurors talk about their experiences after the case is decided.


Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: April 28, 2011 18:08

Nankering! Jimmy Phelge's book...cool smiley

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: sweetcharmedlife ()
Date: April 28, 2011 19:28

Edith?



Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: April 28, 2011 19:54

Chet Flippo or James Phelge are excellent choices for sure
ALO's first book - Stoned - is fascinating too

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Date: April 29, 2011 00:35

Have you read let it bleed about the 69 tour, just finished it, also a life on the road

[www.amazon.com]

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.....keep on rolling.....

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: April 29, 2011 01:02





ROCKMAN

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: ab ()
Date: April 29, 2011 09:23

Life: it's new and it never seems to end.

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: skipstone ()
Date: April 30, 2011 18:10

Quote
Edith Grove
Quote
NICOS
Just curious.......Serving Jury Duty, is this voluntary?

Jury duty is required when called upon unless you have a valid reason why you cannot serve, or if you know someone who can get you out of your responsibility.

I prefer to be a good citizen and serve my duty, and I'm actually looking forward to it.
I live in a crazy city, and I think it's going to be interesting to see what happens.
It could be, though, that I may just sit in the jury pool and never actually get called, or be refused to sit on a jury.

Jazz Fest certainly is a valid reason to not be involved in such a mostly worthless thing in my eyes.

Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: krkhamster ()
Date: May 1, 2011 00:55

Stone Alone - Bill Wyman
30 Jahre mit den Rolling Stones (Sympathy for the Devils) - Tony Sanchez/John Blake



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Re: Best Stones Book to read while Serving Jury Duty :-)
Posted by: krkhamster ()
Date: May 1, 2011 01:20

Are you in any way allowed to inform others about the case and what you think of the outcome?

krkster

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