Don't suck, don't die: giving up Vic Chesnutt
Friend, asshole, angel, mutant, singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt came along and made us gross and broken people seem . . . I dunno, cooler, I guess. A quadriplegic who could play only simple chords on his guitar, Chesnutt recorded seventeen critically acclaimed albums before his death in 2009, including About to Choke , North Star Deserter , and At the Cut . In 2006, NPR placed him in the top five of the ten best living songwriters, along with Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Paul McCartney, and Bruce Springsteen. Chesnutt's songs have also been covered by many prominent artists, including Madonna, the Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M., Sparklehorse, Fugazi, and Neutral Milk Hotel.
Kristin Hersh toured with Chesnutt for nearly a decade and they became close friends, bonding over a love of songwriting and mutual struggles with mental health. In Don't Suck, Don't Die , she describes many seemingly small moments they shared, their free-ranging conversations, and his tragic death. More memoir than biography, Hersh's book plumbs the sources of Chesnutt's pain and creativity more deeply than any conventional account of his life and recordings ever could. Chesnutt was difficult to understand and frequently difficult to be with, but, as Hersh reveals him, he was also wickedly funny and painfully perceptive. This intimate memoir is essential reading for anyone interested in the music or the artist.
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|Grouping Author||hersh kristin|
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|author2-role||Petrusich, Amanda,writer of supplementary textual content.|
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A haunting ode to a lost friend, this memoir by the acclaimed author of Rat Girl offers the most personal, empathetic look at the creative genius and often-tormented life of singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt that is ever likely to be written.
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000474150|Book|Books|First edition.|English|University of Texas Press,|2015.|xv, 179 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm., overdrive:54c4108d-abd0-4837-9bf5-27daa57c9f15|eBook|eBook||English|University of Texas Press|2015||
|subject_facet||Chesnutt, Vic -- Anecdotes, Hersh, Kristin -- Anecdotes|
|title_display||Don't suck, don't die : giving up Vic Chesnutt|
|title_full||Don't Suck, Don't Die Giving Up Vic Chesnutt, Don't suck, don't die : giving up Vic Chesnutt / Kristin Hersh ; foreword by Amanda Petrusich|
|title_short||Don't suck, don't die :|
|title_sub||giving up Vic Chesnutt|
|topic_facet||Biography & Autobiography, Chesnutt, Vic, Hersh, Kristin, Nonfiction|