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Author Lurie, John, 1952- author.

Title The history of bones : a memoir / John Lurie.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Lurie,J LUR    DUE 08-27-22
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Edition.
Description vii, 435 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Contents Boy Boy -- The First Time They Arrested Me, I Actually Was Drunk -- Inside God's Brain -- I Come From Haunts Of Coot And Hern, Or, I Didn't Kill Yogi Bhajan -- I am the Supreme Totality! -- Dancing Hitler -- Crushed Bandit -- Men in Orbit -- The John Lurie School Of Bohemian Living -- An Erection and an Alarm Clock -- Paris. Vomiting and Then More Vomiting -- Udder and Horns -- Mutiny On The Bowery -- Look Out! The Anteater! -- Gaijin Sex Monster -- Hung There Against the Sky and Floated -- Fifty Million Junkies Can't All Be Wrong -- I Was Instructed to Slouch Down to Eat my Sandwich -- If the Lounge Lizards Play In The Forest And No One Is There To Hear It... -- Hello, I Am a Dilettante and a Hack -- Fifty Million Junkies Are Probably Wrong -- Werner Herzog in Lederhosen -- All The Girls Want To See My Penis -- The Stick, To Whom All Praise Is Due -- Cheese or Hats are Preferable -- Socks! Socks! Socks! -- What do you know about music? You're not a lawyer -- The Handsomest Man In The World -- When Life Punches You In The Face, You have to get back up. How Else Can Life Punch You in the Face Again? -- Splobs -- I've Run Out of Madeleines -- Flies Swarm All Around Me -- The Last Time I Saw Willie Mays -- My Friends Cover Their Faces -- John Lurie : Pathetic and Ignorant -- Voice of Chunk -- Rasputin The Eel -- It Never Hovered Above the Ground -- Giant Diving Bugs Bombing Our Faces -- Fifteen Minutes Outside of Nairobi, There Are Giraffes.
Summary "'In the tornado that was downtown New York in the 1980s, John Lurie stood in its vortex. After founding the band The Lounge Lizards with his brother in 1979, Lurie quickly became a centrifugal figure in the world of outsider artists, cutting-edge filmmakers, and cultural rebels. In the book, Lurie vibrantly brings to life the whole wash of 1980s New York as he develops his artistic soul over the course of the decade and comes into orbit with all the prominent artists of that time and place, like Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, Boris Policeband, and especially Jean-Michel Basquiat, the enigmatic artistic prodigy who spent a year sleeping on Lurie's floor on East 3rd Street. It may feel like Disney World now, but in The History of Bones, the East Village, through Lurie's clear-eyed reminiscence, comes to teeming, gritty life. The book is full of grime and frank humor--Lurie pulls no punches and bars no holds in his descriptions of the frothy whirlpool of the East Village at that time. His story is a journey back to one of the most significant moments in our cultural history, one whose reverberations are still strongly felt today"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Lurie, John, 1952-
Composers -- United States -- Biography.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Saxophonists -- United States -- Biography.
East Village (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Lounge Lizards (Musical group)
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780399592973 (hardcover)
0399592970 (hardcover)

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