Sunday, January 3, 2010

…this lonely view

I have had the laziest Sunday in history. It’s been an overcast and cooler day so it seemed the perfect time to take a break from summer and lounge around inside for the day.

I have surfed the web, caught up on news, published a couple of posts, watched some TV and finished a book I started (re-reading) a few days ago. The book is great so here’s a quick review for anyone looking for something easy to read. Scar Tissue was rescar_tissueleased in October 2004 by Hyperion and authored by Anthony Kiedis with Larry Sloman. 

Red Hot Chilli Peppers vocalist and songwriter Anthony Kiedis shares his personal experiences in a first-person, chronological narrative of his life from childhood through to today.

Anthony has lived a breathtaking life. He started doing drugs with his father at the kitchen table from 12 years old and at around the same time his dad ‘loaned’ him his girlfriend so Anthony could lose his virginity.  Scar Tissue recounts the fascinating and tragic story of Kiedis’ life and the history of the RHCP. His tale of heroin addiction, love, fame and making music lurches the reader from one crisis to the next and gives us an often shocking insight into lives almost crippled by drug dependency. I read this and can’t believe how RHCP made a success of music making for 20 years and still continue to survive and grow today.

A superb read for anyone who enjoys autobiographical non-fiction; a simply fantastic read for RHCP fans.


  1. I'm taking myself a lazy day as well, so we sort of share the experience. It's quite nice actually! :)
    Next time I visit my bookstore I'll look for that one. Thanks for the tip.


  2. Wow, quiet a life and still surviving. It is very familiar with drug addiction. I'm hoping he is on the other side of that. Many of us either died or never get out in a way that we can appreciate the true beauty of life. Happy New Year!jjc

  3. ...with the birds I'll share this lonely view.
    One of my favorites.
    What is it with musicians and drugs? Okay in this case we look at the parent, or lack thereof.
    But so many with regular home lives still go down that destructive path.


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