Thursday, February 11, 2016

the last book I ever read (Elvis Costello's Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, excerpt six)

from Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello:

When Pete Thomas had been a young teenager, he’d discovered he lived in the same town as the drummer from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and spent so much time walking past his house accidentally on purpose that a roadie invited the lad in. Mitch Mitchell was reportedly dressed in a sunflower-yellow satin blouse and matching velvet flares and sitting in a room with two drum kits and all the Experience’s amplifiers. He poured young Pete his first vodka and orange and played him an Elvin Jones record.

I’d say he’s never been the same since.

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