Sunday, April 22, 2012

BC2012: Life in Double Time: Confessions of an American Drummer by Mike Lankford

I've been on a roll this month... Life in Double Time is another excellent book. This isn't a rock star memoir at all; it's an honest, often hilarious look at the life of a working musician. Lankford is just a regular guy, a decent drummer who toured the country for a couple of years with a band you've never heard of. He describes his struggles learning to play, his development in various bands, and finally life on the road. I had a hard time putting it down and finished in only two days.

I bought this at a Borders bankruptcy sale, but I couldn't remember for sure (I knew I had seen it, but I couldn't remember whether I'd bought it) so when I saw it for only a buck at a Half Price Books in Kansas City I bought another just in case. I have a friend who plays drums in a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, so I gave him my extra copy. I'm anxious to hear what he thinks. Unfortunately, I just lent him The Advanced Genius Theory a week ago so I may have to wait a while for him to get to Life in Double Time.


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