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My Cross to Bear

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Take responsibility for ANYTHING including the various friends and roadies who went to jail for procuring his drugs Here s an example I felt guilty about the whole thing for a while but as hard as I tried I couldn t figure out what it was I had to feel guilty about I wanted some drugs Scooter got them for me I paid for them and that was it done deal What was there to feel guilty about Had I gone out on the street and bought them myself I probably would have ruined my career Scooter helped me out as a far as that went but everyone who s buying drugs is getting them from somewhere else I m sorry for what happened to Mr Fuchs I m sorry for what happened to Scooter but they knew what they were doing when they did it Everybody made their own decisions man And that includes me The whole mess with Scooter was the last straw for the band As if the financial mess we d gotten ourselves into wasn t enough most of the guys felt I d sold Scooter out Similarly high marks as a family man six failed marriages and a bunch of kids he probably couldn t identify in a police lineup His shit I m the man hubris is nwavering Like a game of Where s Waldo not only does he work in babes drugs alcohol Trans Am cars and Triumph motorcycles in every chapter but also his East End Paradise unadulterated hatred of band mate Dickey BettsSpoiler alert the title of LP Eat a Peach being a reference to brother Duane killing himself by rocketing his motorcycle into the back of a produce truck is complete myth The LP title was originally Eat a Peach for Peace the band s response to the Kent State riotsIn the plus column this is a book you can read while doing other stuff like working on your taxes and watching the Olympics because it reuires less than 3% of your attention to follow its narrative Come for the music but side step the book The title comes from his song It s Not My Cross To Bear and the full song title would have been apt No matter what went wrong with the band according to Gregory it wasn t really his fault For example the decline the band saw in the eighties was the fault of the audience and the change in pop culture and had nothing really to do with him being strung out on heroin an alcoholic or his other kinds of drug abuse People just weren t digging good music at that time The Allman Brothers were part of my holy trinity growingp along with Eric Clapton and The Grateful Dead Gregg Allman is a very good songwriter He has a knack for writing blues that sound authentic like they could have come out of Chess records He also has a great voice for blues Unfortunately for him and also fortunately his brother was an absolute natural and a genius Because of Duane s early death much of Gregg s life seems to have been an alternation of trying to live Titian X0027 S Venus Of Urbino up to Duane and pushing himself down because he really couldn t livep to Duane Also because of Duane s early death his genius tends to get exaggerated We project his genius into the future without taking into account the horrible drug abuse that would have given him the same kind of intermittent downward spirals that all of the survivors of that period of rock had Instead Duane is remembered only for the early incandescent moments Gregg got to live through that as second fiddle and then got to go through the heroin withdrawal the alcoholism the series of failed marriages etcThe strange thing about the Allman Brothers is that they hit their peak of popularity with Brothers and Sisters which is mostly a Dicky Betts album and which is a distinct move into country mediocrity after their early stuff and Fill East So people got to say that they loved this band and Duane but they didn t actually have to listen to Duane and instead could stay comfortable with the major pentatonic noodling on Ramblin Man and Blue SkyThe rift between Betts and Allman is fun to read about Betts does come across as an asshole and I am pretty sure he is one Allman doesn t however see how his own failings might have forced Betts into becoming even of an asshole in response He is typically pretty nreflective which struck me as being odd in an autobiographyI was also struck by Allman s attitude to other musicians Basically if you played with an Allman you were great Thus there is admiration for Clapton because of the Layla sessions And for Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks and OTIEL BURBRIDGE AND CHUCK LEAVALL ETC Burbridge and Chuck Leavall etc the old blues guys who influenced the band are also great notably Bobby Bland But there is almost never a good word about anyone else s music The short passage on seeing Hendrix live says that he wasn t any good The Grateful Dead according to Allman had no groove and only had any success because they fed their audience drugs The Band who did stuff that was similar to the ABB and played on many billings with them do not even get a mention I get the feeling that Allman can t bring himself to see the merits of people he sees as competitorsThe style of the book is so casual that it feels like the writer basically took the taped interviews and transcribed them It gives a feeling of honesty and makes for easy reading But its sad that having read several of these rock memoirs right now that his life reads like such a cliche The early struggles The deep admiration for black RB The obsession with playing and the early lean years The sudden ascent The downward spiral into drugs and the clashing of egos The horrible treatment of women And for the survivors the finding of a kind of peace The details change but the song remains the same Of the rock memoirs I ve read Keith Richards Life is the best book This one is only fair Timely Read on the Late Gregg Allman SingerSongwriter nder Entry for Sex Drugs and Rock n Roll in Rolling Stone s Rock and Roll EncyclopediaIn a pivotal scene in Cameron Crowe s movie Almost Famous Lester Bangs a Famous Rock Critic Played rock critic played Philip Seymour Hoffman scolds fifteen year old William Miller for making friends with the rock band Stillwater Miller is the fictional alter ego of Crowe who toured with The Allman Brothers Band which largely inspired Stillwater as a teen in late 1973 to write an article for Rolling Stone magazine when the band was at the top of the rock world Teenaged Miller admits being friends with the band made him feel cool to which Bangs replies Hey I met you You are not cool We are Duck Hunting uncool and while women will always be a problem fors most of the great art in the world is about that very same problem Good looking people don t have any spine Their art never lasts They get the girls but we re smarterThough Gregg Allman who died May 27 got than his share of foxy ladies most rock fans would strongly disagree with anyone claiming Allman s art won t last His Midnight Rider and Whipping Post are two of the most covered songs in rock music and staples for many club bands The live At Fill East version of Whipping Post which Allman wrote in the middle of the night with burnt match sticks on an ironing board cover has one of the most memorable openings in any musical genre with maybe the most recognizable bass intro followed by one then the other of dual lead guitars pealing in from Duane Allman then Dickey Betts then Gregg s Hammond organ and his gritty voice sliding in I ve been run down I ve been lied to In. O Bear No subject is taboo as one of the true giants of rock ’n’ roll opens p about his Georgia youth his long struggle with substance abuse his string of 35 Sex Drugs Rock Roll RepeatI don t know if I could have read this but I enjoyed listening to it with the excellent Will Patton narrating It came across as though he was sitting back on the couch telling me his stories It had some moments but he lived a hard and reckless life and it got a bit repetitive Those times were mine as well but I mostly indulged in the music and never hit the harder stuff That lifestyle finally took its toll which is what prompted me to check this out So many of my musical icons are passing into historyRIP Gregg I d like to believe that you and your bro are making sweet music somewhere across the niverse 35 I probably wouldn t have paid any attention to this memoir were it not for Gregg Allman s recent passing and a mention in another review that Will Patton narrates the audiobook Mr Patton always does a fine job even if he does sound just like the crazed killer in Stephen King s Bill Hodges trilogy I wasn t a huge fan of the Allman Brothers back in the day but I think I should have been I like all of their songs very much today It was probably just a timing thing or the people I hung out with when the Allman s band was enjoying their time in the spotlight I enjoyed the memoir and how it was presented just every day language telling some interesting stories Not all were that interesting Name dropping Cher if you care I couldn t The Mafia And His Angel Tainted Hearts 1 understand that relationship then but it s clearer now Mucho drugs and alcohol why Cher couldn t take it The audio was great but in a song writer s memoir a few musical interludes would be much appreciated Just saying I totally loved this book but am very aware of the fact that my reaction is deeply personal and not at all that of an objective reviewer I love a lot of the Allman Brothers music and have idolized Duane Allman since I first heard him play guitar so I m predisposed to love any book that goes into his life in any depth Over the years Gregg lost some credibility for me thanks to his marriage to Cher and his involvement in a drug trial where a friend of his paid the price for getting drugs for Gregg But I closed this book feeling respect for him that I haven t in yearsThis is definitely an as told to book the book doesn t follow a strict chronological order Rather it appears coauthor Alan Light grouped together Allman s random memories into richly detailed chunks that ebb and flow into each other Sometime I found it a little difficult to keep track of the time frame But what I never had trouble with was the emotional honesty of the book It s a little self serving and as a woman I found Allman s sexist attitude towards women a little off putting at times But overall who he is as a person comes across loud and clear He s not the brightest bulb in the room but he s funny and vulnerable and surprisingly innocent in some ways Pretty much the first half of the book is about his youth and the development of the original band with a strong slant towards the vital role his older brother Duane played in both Gregg s development as a person and the development of the band This part of the book is hands down the most insightful material I ve ever read about Duane Allman and I was fascinated impressed and deeply moved so much so that I cried at the section that covers his death That Gregg Allman has spent the rest of his life dealing with Duane Allman s death is very clear Points to him for laying it out there like thatThe second half of the book covers the constant struggle of the band to keep making the best music it could with music seeming to be the only reason Allman stayed alive By now the story of the alcoholic drug abusing rock star is part of contemporary culture But this account of one such rock star s life will always stand out for its intimate detailing of how a talented human being was shaped both positively and sometimes very much not so by the life and death of a genius who happened to be his brother I think Gregg oops Gregory would very much agree with that statement which is why I endedp finding this book so very poignant I thought Gregg Allman s autobiography was very honest and straightforward and enjoyed learning about him and the rise and fall of the Allman Brothers Band Drugs and alcohol doomed this band as it did so many other great bands and Allman s recounting of his addiction is tragic and sad He was finally able to overcome his addiction after many attempts After reading this book I can Grandeza Y Decadencia De Csar Birotteau Perfumista La Casa Nucingen understand now why Allman could wail the blues in the manner that touched the soul His early life was one of extreme poverty with his dad being murdered when Allman was 2 years of age and Allman isnable to remember him His older brother by one year Duane became the man of the family and stepped into the role with amazing ability for one of such a young age Gregg Allman stepped into the role with amazing ability for one of such a young age Gregg Allman Duane and was very dependent Life Without Me upon him Their mother not being able to support her children had to send them to military school in order to further her education It was either that or give themp for adoption as she had no family to help her financially The stay at the military boarding school was horrific according to Allman and he felt abandoned by his mother Allman was extremely intelligent and ranked first in his class with plans of being a Dr or DentistWhen financially able his mother brought her 2 sons home and enrolled them in public school Allman discovered music at this time and taught himself to play the piano and guitar He delivered papers in order to earn money to buy a guitar His brother Duane ickly became fascinated with the guitar and began playing the instrument day and night Duane became a guitar prodigy who is ranked as 2 best guitarist of the rock era behind Hendrix Music became the Allman brother s life and they soon started forming a band Duane told Gregg to start writing music for the band and Gregg dutifully obeyed his older brother and was soon knocking out songs that would rise on the charts with ease Sadly just as their first album Eat A Peach came out Duane was killed in a motorcycle accidentDrug and alcohol abuse took over Gregg s life at this point once they had accomplished fame and fortune He tells of his romance and marriage with Cher one of the most interesting parts of the story Cher was nderstanding and helpful about his addiction problems but in the end it would ruin their marriage and Cher left him In later years and many tries he was able to beat his addiction and come to grips with the tragedy of losing his beloved older brother If you enjoy reading a rags to riches story I think you will enjoy reading this always engaging book Jeez but I love summer with its hall pass to nabashedly read trash like this If it s Jeez but I love summer with its hall pass to nabashedly read trash like this If it s you seek you ll learn from the back of a box of Cocoa Puffs It s a stretch to consider Allman even one dimensional Still his ability to Momma Dont Hit Me Shannons Nh Diaries Book 1 use the word shit as noun adjective adverb and verb is impressive and omission of that word alone would trim the book s 400 pages down to 250 Eliminating the word man would trim it an additional 75 pages I recall my mother once saying Oh I m so glad to be home You wouldn t believe how many accidents I saw behind me on the freeway an apt metaphor for My Cross to Bear At no point does Allman ever. For the first time rock music icon Gregg Allman one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band tells the full story of his life and career in My Cross 2002 Rolling Stone lauded this as the finest live performance ever recordedGregg Allman s 2012 memoir My Cross to Bear has its share of tragedies Gregg and Duane his eighteen months older brother grewp without their father who was murdered in a carjacking The book s first half covers the early years Pounded By Bikers until Duane s premature death in 1971 at 24 from a motorcycle accident in Macon Georgia Allman sketches a vivid portrait of Duane named second greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone in 2003 in part due to his signature guitar playing with the electric bottleneck steel sound that famously cries like a wounded angel on Derek the Dominos Layla most notably on the outro into the piano exit Allman lookedp to Duane who was driven and confident of his musical talents and took his loss hardAllman tells his tale in a candid casual tone like an affable throwback hippie who neither pulls punches nor aggrandizes his remarkable life He is forthright and fascinating on the rise and fall of this Words From The Wall uintessential rock band as he is on his experiences with sex drugs and rock n roll rock s early mantraAllman s bandmates pegged him early with the moniker Coyotus Maximus likely a fitting nickname for a tall and shy young man with long blond hair skinny jeans and a cute little accent who transformed on stage into a rock god belting out blues rock many say like a black man Allman recalls without seeming to boast or providing graphic details how some nights he would have a woman in each of four or five different rooms and for a while there I was with at least three women a week at least three Allman covers his marriage to Cher from 1975 to 1979 without getting too much into detail about how it was being half of the first modern celebrity tabloid couple Nor does he explain how he was so bad at marriage seven marriages one this year and six divorcesHe regrets his absence as a father to his five children He wished at least one had been raised in the South noting not one of my kids has got a Southern accent Ain t that a bitchDecadence didn t stop at promiscuity As Allman describes at one time all the band members were addicted to heroin The band s tour bus was stopped twice in Alabama in the early 1970 s the second time in Grove Hill when Allman made the mistake of throwing a bag of heroin out the window as the bus was being pulled over Once they kicked heroin they proceeded to cocaine and booze On first entering their newly purchased Boeing 730 Welcome Allman Bros was etched in cocaine on the bar Allman struggled mightily with substance abuse making 18 rehab trips He got serious about sobriety only the morning after showingp soused at the 1995 ceremony inducting the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame He claimed to be sober since When addressing his power struggle for the band after Duane s death with lead guitarist Dickey Betts who he depicts as a callous controlling jerk Allman said he had a bad vibe from the start when Betts showed Teki Metinler up to practices wearing ruffled shirts Yet Dickey ain t no devil He s just a mixedp guy Allman was proud that Jaimoe an African American drummer from Ocean Springs Mississippi was one of The Allman Brothers Band s founding members in 1969 with racial tensions still prevalent in the South Allman and other members of the band rejected the label Southern rock particularly after it became synonymous with ncouth rednecks flying rebel flags at Lynyrd Skynyrd concertsThe Allman Brothers Band s music was an nprecedented mix of blues jazz soul and psychedelic rock As ZZ Top s Billy Gibbons wrote for Rolling Stone the band defined the best of every music from the American South in that time They were the best of all of s and went beyond race and egoThis book is outstanding as rock memoirs go primarily due to Allman s incredible candor and his compelling insight into the music and behind the scenes He tells his story without beefs or flourishes showing the sort of spiritual serenity he says he achieved when he finally got clean without closing the door on all the hell I caused other people or moralizing about his sobriety Allman concludes My Cross to Bear with a prescient epitaph If I died today I have had me a blast but I don t know if I d do it again Meh this was alright I really like the Allman Brothers band and I love Gregg s singing voice As for Gregg himself I m not sure I am glad he finally got his life in order and trying to be in order and is trying to better dad Would I recommend this probably not I will still rock out to his band thoughUpdate 101116 Just saw an article Gregg is now engaged to a woman in her 20 s I changed my mind despite being sober he hasn t learned much Apparently this is the first time he s been truly in love Me gagging now 35 starsThis is tough to rate Gregory s style is conversational and easy to read and often hilarious It s like he s just sitting there On Your Sofa Telling You your sofa telling you his life complete with colorful Southern expressions and lots of swearing I blew through the second half in one afternoon The first half is heavy on the drugs and sex and could rightly be called MY CROTCH TO BARE Mr Allman was apparently known among the ladies and his bandmates as ite the I found this at the library and thought Id give it a read Gregg got Thirty Two And A Half Complications Rose Gardner Mystery 5 up and jammed with my band The Elvis Brothers in St Louis around 1986 he played guitar withs which was a thrill and he liked The Elvis Brothers After the show we were hanging in our dressing room with Gregg who was feeling no pain but just wouldn t chill so to speak We had to leave our own dressing room for some peace and Her Billion Dollar Man 4 uiet I remember thinking to myself I can t believe I just had to leave my own dressing room to get away from Gregg Allman It s a cool story and he s got it together now and of course he s well he s Gregg Allman I m looking forward to reading this book He s been doing it longer than most and is still here to tell the tale OK I ve read the book Gregg has had a incredible live he s not the greatest literary writer but he s not claiming to be His early career in the 60 s is fun to read about the rise of The Allman Brothers is blusey hard work the premature death of his brother really hurt him The story he tells of Duane giving his then girlfriend 19000 miles worth of penis is really funny Gregg walkedp to a table where Dyane was sitting doing math figures on a piece of paper he looked over Duane s shoulder and Duane had all these numbers going on Somewhat bewildered Gregg asked him what on earth he was doing Duane said he figured his penis was 6 long and for every ten pumps of screwing his girl friend that was 60 and if he pumped her 100 X per fuck that was 600 times how ever many time he screwed her He proudly came p with 19000 miles that was a lot of penis he gave her so Duane thought Gregg just shook his head that alone a almost worth the read Gregg talking about why he can t write songs with Dickie Betts is humorous as long as you re not Dickie His being married to Cher is interesting and finally his ongoing health problems are enough to scare you away from drink and drugsAt the end of the day Gregg is still a musician at heart and a talented one at that one can only wish this survivor the bestMy hats off to you Gregg great job on the boo. Ad marriages including his brief nion with superstar Cher the tragic death of  brother Duane Allman and life on the road in one of rock’s most legendary band.


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