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America On A Thousand Dollars A Day

Autobiography of the man who coined the term Alternative Music

America On A Thousand Dollars A Day

Autobiography of the man who coined the term Alternative Music

$2,330
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, June 8 2016 7:56 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 8, 2016

About

i am going to write my autobiography. Its about an average music fan who fell upwards into becoming a major player in the music industry as an A&R man. Read the Wikipedia link that Ive already provided. Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll from the person who coined the term Alternative Music. With the funds raised here i will purchase a laptop, some recording equipment and a used car. I will travel the country to gather personal recollections from those whom I've interacted with and the impact it had on their lives and/or careers and peppered it with my own recollections as well. It's gonna be an interesting ride!

SAMPLE CHAPTER:

I was at my desk one morning when Thurston Moore called. "dinosaur are taping the Letterman Show this afternoon and j's really nervous about it. Can you go over there and hang out?" I told him: "Sure" I hung up and rolled a couple of joints. I worked at 75 Rockefeller Center and Late Night taped across the plaza at Studio 6A in the 30 Rockefeller Center building. I met the guys at the freight elevator and we loaded up their gear. It was gonna be their first TV appearance. Green Mind had just come out on Sire Records. I'd been to the Studio before so I showed them to the Green (Mind) Room. Paul Shafer came in and I introduced everyone. The band took their equipment onto the stage and setup their gear. I watched the soundcheck and camera blocking. When we got back to the Green Room we were surprised to find Donald Trump sitting there watching TV. He stood up and introduced himself. He's a tall guy. His hands are thick and unusually large. He had on a rather well-worn, tired looking single-breasted navy blue suit. It had those shiny patches behind the elbows that come from excessive wear. It wasn't tailored so the area on the top of it's shoulders and around his neck sported a concentric series of furrows. They were dusted with a layer of dandruff. These were tough times for The Donald. He was going through a very public separation from Ivana for over two years at this point and his relationship with Marla Maples had only recently become public, further clouding his divorce negotiations. The Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City was in the final throws of it's bankruptcy death. The Trump Shuttle airlines had also just declared bankruptcy. It shut down without notice leaving many passengers stuck with their pre-purchased monthly passes. All this caused much speculation that his whole "Trumpire" was on the verge of collapse. There he was, gorging on the complimentary Deli tray. I couldn't help myself. "Man, Donald, I've just been striking out non-stop lately with the ladies. What's your secret, man?" I asked. He passed on the joint. "You gotta get them to think that you're listening to them. Let them blab on. They're not gonna listen to your opinion anyway. Just act all sympathetic. Works like a charm" Letterman came into the room. "Smells like 1975 in here!" He grabbed some cheese wedges offa the now almost barren tray. "No wonder you're so hungry" I pointed to The Donald and said: "Not us, Dave, this guy is out of free business lunches" Everyone laughed. Except The Donald. "Great. Kick a guy while he's down! Do me a favor, don't ask me for anymore advice, OK?" He continued: "You believe this guy? He was just asking me for dating tips" Letterman got it. I rolled my eyes into my head as I looked upwards to the ceiling. "Next thing you know he'll be asking you for business advice" Dave said. Everyone's chuckling. The Donald asked Dave to please not get into anything to do with Marla or his divorce. "Well, what the fuck are we gonna talk about then? The Taj?" Dave asked. "Ask me about Miss America. I got a bunch of announcements I can make about that" "OK" Dave turned to me and asked if I'd been talking to Don (Van Vleit) recently. I told him that I had been and that I would be flying out to see him sometime soon. Then I gave him a CD of Trout Mask Replica that was soon to be reissued on Warner Brothers. He asked: "Think that you'll get him to make that Blues record for you?" We talked about that for a bit. "Make sure he knows that I want him back on the show. You think you can get him to autograph this for me?" "Sure N'uff N will do" I told him. I don't know if it made it to the final edit of the show that night but like, the first thing he said to The Donald was: "So in the Green Room I heard you giving out advice on women to the band. How's that going for you?" dinosaur jr performed great that day. When they finished the camera cut to Letterman. He was taking his fingers outta his ears. "Man, that was the LOUDEST band that's ever played here!"

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