Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Lost in the 60s

and the 70s I've been, listening to Julie Andrews marvelously read her new autobiography Home: A Memoir of My Early Years (Hyperion) and reading Sheila Weller's Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation. Forget the "You're So Vain" gossip--did you know "Car on a Hill" was about Jackson Browne? And J. T.'s "You Can Close Your Eyes"? Joni.

But, really, it's been like eating a whole plateful of madeleines. My baby-boomer cohort ( a word Weller uses way, way too often in an otherwise delicious book) will understand.


TarBabyJim said...

Looks like a good book. I can't help but wonder where Melanie is?
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Roger Sutton said...

No Melanie but something tells me these girls would have pushed her off her roller skates. Laura Nyro is mentioned often, each time referred to as intense and fat.

TarBabyJim said...

Thats funny Roger. Now I know I have to buy this book. Is there any meantion of any of these girls getting mixed up with cults or strange religious things? Melanie has been into every religion or cult you could think of. I am dealing with this on my web site right now. Ever heard of Amma the hugging saint? Melanie has done got mixed up with her. LetHerIn dot org