Shawn Colvin (Pdf epub) Diamond in the Rough

REVIEW Diamond in the Rough

After learning to play guitar at the age of ten Shawn Colvin was determined to make a life in music a decision that would send a small town girl out on the open road for good In 1997 two decades after she started she got her big break Like the troubled would be arsonist and survivor of her smash hit Sunny Came Home Colvin knows a thing or two about heartache and setting fires Diamond in the Rough recounts this passionate musician's coming of age from the prairies of South Dakot. I remember where I was when I first encountered Shawn Colvin I was in a Best Buy in Bloomington Illinois in the spring of my freshman year Her album Steady On was sitting on an end cap display in the new music section it looked good and I was feeling consumeristic so I bought it I probably uite frankly put it on my Discover Card as I was wont to do back then which means I m probably still paying for it That being said it was worth the moneyShawn Colvin s music has shown up at a lot of significant moments in my life Her cover of Every Little Thing He Does Is Magic was playing while my wife and I enjoyed a poolside meal at a resort in Scottsdale Arizona during our honeymoon I sat with my sister on the floor of the student center at Northwestern University while Colvin moved effortlessly from her song Polaroids into the chorus of Just My Imagination by the Temptations I bought her album Whole New You in a Borders Bookstore that no longer exists And on September 11 2001 I sought solace in her song Cry Like an Angel as I tried to make sense of the violent deaths of than three thousand peopleAll the feelings associated with those moments came back when I learned that she had written a memoir Diamond in the Rough I gobbled it up and enjoyed every nibble although I m not sure I would have been as enthralled had I not already been a fan Diamond in the Rough isn t so much a memoir in the sense of a book that mines an event or setting or relationship for some universal meaning as it is an autobiography It s a book for fans first and foremost I don t mean that disrespectfully but I do think if someone saw my four star rating for a memoir and bought it without prior connection to Colvin they d be disappointed with their reading experienceThat being said it was for me a great reading experience Colvin is a singer songwriter and such people are uniuely gifted storytellers if not always the most articulate interpreters of stories Songwriters tell stories in song and so the meaning is usually intentionally obscured Not so in a book though Colvin tells her life story compellingly taking us through several distinct chapters a childhood occasionally disrupted by family relocation a young life on the road as a traveling musician a settled but arguably less stable life as a New York musician an award winning recording career a post major label singer songwriter s schedule all with a through line that involves addiction depression anxiety and turbulent romantic relationships No great surprises or big new insights here we sadly have come to expect substance abuse emotional hardship and complicated relationships of our celebrated artists They re sad stories in many cases but they re told here with the perspective of time passed and life recovered Like a good storyteller Colvin can find the grace and humor in each chapter I think one of the best reason for reading books by musicians and other artists such as Steve Martin and Joe Jackson for example is the window such books provide into the artistic mind and the creative process Colvin s songs are in the foreground of her later chapters once she s committed herself to songwriting and recording I learned a lot about the songs on Steady On that has since enriched my listening I learned about her later albums as well having my suspicions confirmed for example by her comments about the first line of Polaroids Please no therapy It s not just her music of course Colvin was part of what might be considered a folk renaissance in the late 1980s bleeding into the 1990s Her experience writing with Jon Levanthal touring with Buddy Miller even just hanging out with Joni Mitchell offer insight into where artists find inspiration and how such inspiration is translated into something that can be received and embraced by an audience It should by now be obvious that I struggle in vain to have objectivity about Shawn Colvin More objective readers might write a robust critiue of her book More power to them me I ll remember it fondly as a story that touches ever so faintly my own story If you could show me the story of love she sings in Climb On a Back That s Strong I would write it again and again If she did I would surely read it at least once El enigma del laberinto perdido in music a decision that would send a small town girl out on the open road for good In 1997 two decades after she started she got her big break Like the troubled would be arsonist and survivor of her smash hit Sunny Came Home Colvin knows a thing or two about heartache and setting fires Diamond Josef Muller-Brockmann in the Rough recounts this passionate musician's coming of age from the prairies of South Dakot. 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A to the dark smoky bars in Austin Texas to the world stage at the GrammysHumorous and deeply honest Colvin relates the experiences behind her best loved songs in vivid color in this memoir Diamond in the Rough captures her years of touring cross country in bands and vans full of guys; falling in and out of love; meeting heroes like Joni Mitchell; searching for her musical identity; and making friendships that would last a lifetime It is also an unflinching account of Colvin's. 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Struggles weathering addiction and depression learning to care for not only herself but also a child and always channeling those experiences into songWith the wit lyricism and empathy that have characterized Colvin's performances and inspired audiences worldwide Diamond in the Rough looks back over a rich lifetime of highs and lows with stunning insight and candor In its pages we witness the inspiring story of a woman honing her artistry finding her voice and making herself who. Well you cant accuse Shawn Colvin of not being honest in this memoir Sometimes maybe she s just a little too honest leaving me to wonder what her teenage daughter will think when she reads her mom s book Overall though a pleasant uick read for the summer If you re a fan of her music which I am there are some interesting insights into some of her songs She spends a bit too much time chronicling all her failed relationships and her bouts with clinical depression But I guess those things have been significant in her life so I suppose they re fair game Captain Wentworths Persuasion into songWith the wit lyricism and empathy that have characterized Colvin's performances and Canu Cynnar inspired audiences worldwide Diamond La bondad de los extraños in the Rough looks back over a rich lifetime of highs and lows with stunning Willy the Wizard insight and candor In Off-side its pages we witness the Esclava Medieval: La Sumisión retorcida en Placer por un Matrimonio de Conveniencia (Novela Romántica y Erótica en Español: Fantasía nº 1) (Spanish Edition) inspiring story of a woman honing her artistry finding her voice and making herself who. Well you cant accuse Shawn Colvin of not being honest Enséñame más in this memoir Sometimes maybe she s just a little too honest leaving me to wonder what her teenage daughter will think when she reads her mom s book Overall though a pleasant uick read for the summer If you re a fan of her music which I am there are some Wonder (The Books of Marvella, interesting Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set insights The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase into some of her songs She spends a bit too much time chronicling all her failed relationships and her bouts with clinical depression But I guess those things have been significant The Tunnel in her life so I suppose they re fair game


10 thoughts on “Diamond in the Rough

  1. says:

    I remember where I was when I first encountered Shawn Colvin I was in a Best Buy in Bloomington Illinois in the spring of my freshman year Her album Steady On was sitting on an end cap display in the new music section; it looked good and I w

  2. says:

    I have been a Shawn Colvin fan for over 10 years so I went into this with high hopes As a memoir I think it is pretty well written lots of personal stories and information That being said however this is the first autobiographybiography that I think I like the subject less after reading their book I still love he

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    Thank you Shelf Awareness On a day when I was really in need of good news I received notice that I had won this book I'll get a little review up whenever I can get my hand to cooperate

  4. says:

    I read this book in just two sittings It was a thoroughly enjoyable swift read because it is written purely from the heart It is a gritty no

  5. says:

    This book is pretty uneven though that's also how I find Colvin's music some of it I love some of it I have to skip She breezes uickly through her childhood detailing a few formative experiences which I thought was good no reason to dwell too much there But she sort of skimmed over the alcohol addiction part and at one point she mentions drug

  6. says:

    My wife and I have been fans of Shawn Colvin's music since her first album er CD Steady On was released back in 1989 We saw her at least three times during that tour and we both could tell from her songs her stage presence and the s

  7. says:

    Well you cant accuse Shawn Colvin of not being honest in this memoir Sometimes maybe she's just a little too honest leaving me to wonder what her teenage daughter will think when she reads her mom's book Overall though a pleasant uick read for the summer If you're a fan of her music which I am there are some interesting insights into some of

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    Five stars for Shawn Colvin's musicGreat start to this book with vivid details from her humble Midwestern upbringing to her arduous journey as multiple Grammy winning artist Brave and honest telling of her battle with depression anti depressants and therapists Humorous accounts of life with a band Wonderful glimpse into the artist's process And then there's the heartaches The book could use a good editor and th

  9. says:

    I love books about artists discovering themselves and Colvin's memoir is no exception What's even fascinating is t

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    As you'd expect from a woman who's worked her way through most of America's psychiatric medications this is not an in dep