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5.0 out of 5 stars A funny, honest, beautifully intimate touring journal, 19 Feb. 2011
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This review is from: It's Lovely To Be Here: The Touring Diaries Of A Scottish Gent (Paperback)
The life of a touring minstrel doesn't have to be all about trashing hotel rooms and jumping into swimming pools from third floor balconies. But on this evidence it might just be about slipping old ladies valium on short continental hops, and sharing sleeper carriages with red-faced goose-toting men called Rupert. This book isnt a shockingly confessional warts n'all litany of international crimes and other shenanigans, because that just isn't what James Yorkston is about, but rather a gently surreal, beautifully intimate, wonderfully poetic, and occasionally laugh out loud funny account of a journey through the bad lands of Europe and North America. Yorkston makes you feel right at home beside him as he trudges (willingly) from gig to gig, sharing in his quiet triumphs and laughing off the inevitable odd duff night in some freezing Polish town. Written in the same soft-spoken style as one of his songs, the comic timing, honesty, and understated poetry conjure an image of a balding, self-effacing but quietly determined vegan Ivor Cutler taking on the world on his own terms armed solely with a guitar, some valium and a hangover. Great stuff, and I for one hope JY keeps exploring his obvious talent as a writer!
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