Schooled in the Jungle Room (My Life and Death Struggle in Memphis)

May 1987. Memphis, Tennessee. I’m standing outside the gates of Graceland Mansion with my friend Wess. I tell him I think this whole Elvis thing is a joke. He warns me that the people who’ve come here this afternoon most definitely do not. As we view Elvis’ private 707, the Lisa Marie, our young tour … More Schooled in the Jungle Room (My Life and Death Struggle in Memphis)

Keith Richards, Firestones and the Persevering Artist (How Sensitive Creators Can Best Bring Their Work Into the World)

(Sussman Lawrence Band 1981) “You’re too emotional,” my friend’s been telling me, “hyper-sensitive.” He says that’s why I got replaced as the composer for a hit TV show several years ago. He says that’s what compelled me to escape my record contract with Sony on a legal loophole in the early 90’s. I could go … More Keith Richards, Firestones and the Persevering Artist (How Sensitive Creators Can Best Bring Their Work Into the World)