Sunday, October 11, 2009

Corn Flakes with John Lennon

Speaking of John Lennon...

Robert Hilburn, the longtime rock critic for the LA Times (a once-great newspaper struggling to stay alive) is opinionated, passionate, and often annoying.

But at the end of the day, he loved music and wanted everyone to hear the music he was passionate about. And if he could hang out with interesting musicians, too, then so much the better.

Hilburn has a new book coming out called Corn Flakes with John Lennon (And Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life).

Here are three excerpts from the book:

In My Life

John Lennon Re-Imagining Himself, Then Gone

Bono and Jack White Wonder: Just How Immortal is Rock Music?


Who Am Us Anyway? said...

What a fine blog you have going here and, added bonus, it’s so cool to meet (even virtually) someone who has felt the same Lennon Magic I felt. Thought you might be one of the few, the proud, who would get where I was coming from when I took this walk to the Dakota a couple years ago ...

And in any event, love your blog.

Alex said...

Thanks, Who!

I think I took the same walk as you last year -- paying close attention to the Balto statue (since I'm working on an Iditarod project).

And the rest of you, check out Who Am Us's blog here.