Sympathy for the Drummer: An Evening with Mike Edison
Where: Brooklyn Public Library - Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
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Join writer, raconteur, former editor and accomplished drummer Mike Edison read excerpts from his latest book, Sympathy for the Drummer: Why Charlie Watts Matters. This rush of a book captures the life and times of the Rolling Stones and offers a wide-eyed reflection on why the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World needed the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll drummer.
Fearlessly and hilariously – and backed by his world-famous theremin – Mike Edison will plunge into the dirty details about the iconic band and “tears the sheets off of the myths of music making, shredding the phonies and frauds, and unifies the frayed edges of disco, punk, blues, country, soul, jazz, and R&B—the soundtrack of our lives.”
Mike Edison’s books include I Have Fun Everywhere I Go; You Are A Complete Disappointment; and Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! He also collaborated on, Restaurant Man, the New York Times bestselling memoir of restaurateur and viticulturist Joe Bastianich. spent much of the 1980s and 90s opening for bands as diverse as Sonic Youth, Sound Garden, and the Ramones. He’s written liner notes for Iggy Pop, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and has contributed to magazines and websites, including Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, the New York Observer, Spin, Interview, and New York Press, for which he also covered classical music and professional wrestling.Buy tickets/get more info now