I Play the Drums in a Band Called Okay: A Novel in Short Stories

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Hamish Hamilton, 2008 - Fiction - 269 pages
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Always hated liner notes - always hated any kinda writing about rock'n'roll - I mean, why don't ya just shut up & listen to the music?- but here I am now, with a pen in my hand & a limo waiting outside & 13 minutes to catch in words what I think & feels about my good friend Clap & about these fine & dandy tales he's spun - tales of a life on & off the road with a band called okay - a band in which (just in case you didn't know, hosehead!) I am the lead singer - & in which (as the title helpfully informs you) Clap is drummer - not the worlds greatest, technically, even he'd admit to that, but solid & deep & swingin' & truth-full - if I'd written itm it would be all about high times & honeys - & Clap has gotten down that wild stuff - lots of it - but he's also told the cold truth about the things you lose along the way, the sweet soul damage - & I think he's done it just about as well as it coulda been done - & believe me, I should know - I wasn't there for most of it.

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User Review  - AHS-Wolfy - LibraryThing

This is a band memoir from the drummer (Clap - real name Brian) of a fictional indies rock group that taste all the highs and most of the lows that the music business has to offer. It's told in ... Read full review

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User Review  - clfisha - LibraryThing

Brilliant, pitch perfect mocku-memoir Every wanted to be in a famous rock band? Clap did and he made it too as drummer in Okay, a Mid-level Canadian indie rock band. Touring in far flung places ... Read full review


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Toby Litt was born in 1968. He is the author of Adventures in Capitalism, Beatniks, Corpsing, deadkidsongs, Exhibitionism, Finding Myself, Ghost Story and Hospital. In 2003, he was named one of Grantarsquo;s Best of Young British Novelists. His website can be found at www.tobylitt.com .

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