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Rickie Lee Jones talks ‘Last Chance Texaco’ and tales of music, heartache, addiction and family

Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones says she decided to write her life story for one simple reason. The material was just so good. “I know I have great stories to tell,” she says recently by phone from her home in New Orleans. “I’ve told a few to audiences in live shows, and told them to friends, and watched them play in my head again and again.” Readers can now get the chance to experience these tales themselves in Jones’s memoir, “Last Chance Texaco,” which hit stores on April 6. She recounts t...
Tags: Books, Music, Bruce Springsteen, California, Washington, Robin Williams, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Tom Waits, Things To Do, Soccer, Ireland, Bob Dylan, Arizona


Little Feat’s “Willin'” And This Is Us: The Trucker Ballad’s Long, Winding Path To Pop Culture

This week, UMG is releasing the official soundtrack album for the NBC series This Is Us, network TV's big breakout hit of the 2016 Fall season, ahead of the premiere of its second season. The album is a mix of contemporary indie rock and familiar FM gold representing the show's two timelines, one in the …
Tags: Music, Nbc, Mandy Moore, Frank Zappa, Linda Ronstadt, Sounding Board, Umg, This Is Us, Lowell George, Little Feat


Book Notes - Victoria Redel "Before Everything"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Victoria Redel's novel Before Everything is a powerful and lyrical exploration of female friendship. Booklist wrote about the book: "Redel has crafted a lyrical ode to femal...
Tags: Music, Molly, Bonnie Raitt, David, Stevie Wonder, Daryl Hall, Angel, Anna, Anne Tyler, Joni Mitchell, Detroit, Frank Zappa, Grateful Dead, Montgomery, Serena, Matthew Sweet



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