One Man's Music: The Life and Times of Texas Songwriter Vince Bell (Google eBook)

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University of North Texas Press, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 261 pages
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"In detailing his recovery from the accident and his roundabout climb back onstage, Bell shines a light in those dark corners of the music business that, for the lone musician whose success is measured not by the Top 40 but by nightly victories, usually fall outside of the spotlight. Bell's prose is not unlike his lyrics: spare, beautiful, evocative, and often sneak-up-on-you funny. His chronicle of his own life and near death on the road reveals what it means to live for one's art."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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Contents

I Sorcerers Apprentice
1
II Look of the Loner Looking at It
4
III Sweat Like a Boxer
10
IV Sinbad and the Silver Tooth
14
V Music Where the Words Are the Important Part
21
VI Im Not This Way Because Im a MusicianIm a Musician Because Im This Way
24
VII Secret Mountain Laboratory
31
VIII Six Strings No Kick
34
XXI Edge of the World
135
XXII Monday for Two Years
144
XXIII Keep Your Eyes in the Sky
152
XXIV Second Street
161
XXV Fate Worse Than Death
166
XXVI Wizard of Odds
174
XXVII Adrift in Paradise
179
XXVIII Give Chance a Chance
190

IX ThreeDay Ride to the Kitchen
41
X The Songwriter
46
XI Elastic Plastic Fork and Pitiable Paper Plate
49
XII Bermuda Triangle
52
XIII Name Unknown
55
XIV Rumor of My Demise
66
XV Room 933
74
XVI If It Was Time for the Musicians to CallIt Was Time to Go Home and Fix It
81
XVII Providence Street
89
XVIII Even Up on Misery AveThey Sometimes Dance and Sing
102
XIX Path of Least Regret
110
XX Music School
122
Illustrations
134
XXIX Prize for Not Working Hard Enough
199
XXX Phoenix
203
XXXI Album of a Lifetime
214
XXXII The Poetry in the Prose
218
XXXIII Play Like You Practice
222
XXXIV Texas Plates
230
XXXV Say in Your Owndamnway
236
XXXVI The Bottom Line
241
XXXVII Live in Texas
246
XXXVIII Rough Old Texas Hands
252
Index
254
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