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"...and also memories of what a character Rob Tyner could be"
I got around to this thread a bit late, but it would be interesting to hear what he said about Tyner. Could you spare a minute or two, Brother Aquamarine?
In Vancouver he talked a little about Tyner, said he felt Rob didn't get the kudos he deserved as an artist or singer, said he was a very talented guy who could play pretty much anything. He also said that as Tyner got older he disowned some of the more revolutionary things the MC5 had done and been involved in, he didn't know why Tyner felt the need to disown part of his past. Mercurial was a word he used to describe Tyner, he also said that the band as a whole were mercurial.
That's all i can remember from the Vancouver meet and greet.
His book is an excellent read, I highly recommend it.
Palace Revolution 2000
I "reviewed" or judged Wayne's book too early. First off, it gets better and better as his tale progresses. The writing, the emotional impact.
But I think when I had replied to Paddy here in the thread, I may have still had some pages left to read. But in my mind I thought "oh ok, Wayne gets clean, finds spirituality, re-marries bla bla.." been there, done that.
I think I was reverting to arrogance because his story is very similar to my own, and I preferred not reading any more. It's good book, by a righteous man.