The Road Goes on Forever

Lost Highway: Journeys & Arrivals of American Musicians
Peter Guralnick

Lost_HighwayMy capacity for self-torture appears limitless.

Why else would I spend the scant time I have available for reading with an author whose work I am on record as finding less than pleasurable? The answer is unsatisfying: I bought the book and felt compelled to read it. No more, no less but no free pass for having a predisposition against the author.

Peter Guralnick is best known for his two-volume biography of Elvis Presley. In reality, though, he’s been writing about popular music for about as long as it’s Continue reading