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Falling cars and junkyard dogs : a portrait of musical life

Author: Jay Farrar
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this collection autobiographical vignettes, Jay Farrar visits the places he's journeyed to over twenty years as a traveling musician, and recalls his formative childhood, raised by his parents from the Missouri Ozarks. As a child, he marveled at the eccentric habits and mannerisms of his father, though it has taken him over 40 years to fully appreciate his guidance. Recollections of Farrar's father are prominent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: Jay Farrar; Jay Farrar
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Farrar
ISBN: 9781593765125 1593765126
OCLC Number: 818985644
Description: x, 147 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Jay Farrar.

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In this collection autobiographical vignettes, Jay Farrar visits the places he's journeyed to over twenty years as a traveling musician, and recalls his formative childhood, raised by his parents from the Missouri Ozarks. As a child, he marveled at the eccentric habits and mannerisms of his father, though it has taken him over 40 years to fully appreciate his guidance. Recollections of Farrar's father are prominent throughout the stories. Ultimately, it is music and musicians that are given the most space and the final word since music has been the creative impetus and driving force for the past 35 years of his life. In writing these stories, he found a natural inclination to focus on very specific experiences; a method analogous to the songwriting process. The highlights and pivotal experiences from that musical journey are all represented as the binding thread in these stories, illustrated throughout with photography from his life. If life is a movie, then these stories are the still frames.

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