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I wrote a book about being in a covers band

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Well done on getting published! I really believe everyone has a novel in them, it's just the ability to be able to get it down.

Hope the Sunn Mustang gets a mention.

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Awesome. On hols in Spain as I type. Just downloaded the kindle version. Looking forward to it.

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Bought the Kindle version. Not going on holiday but I've just started a new series of 4 but I've got something to read when I've finished them.

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[quote name='NancyJohnson' timestamp='1470994059' post='3109796']
Hope the Sunn Mustang gets a mention.
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It was very nearly the cover

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So you're name's not really 'Vader'..? This lack of truth disturbs me... :( ;)

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One thing - without giving any spoilers, to what extent is the main character autobiographical??

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[quote name='peteb' timestamp='1471002425' post='3109903'] One thing - without giving any spoilers, to what extent is the main character autobiographical?? [/quote]

I am still on my first wife, and have no biological children - two stepkids both grown up and gone now. I'm also quite tall with a lot of hair (and I was a good 5 years younger than him when I started it, crept up a bit since then though). So the baldy double divorcee with kids is in no way me. I've also been playing in bands since I was 12, rather than taking it up late like him. Saying that we have both done a lot of the same stuff, but the main answer is no, not very much at all.
He's an amalgamation of a lot of people I have played in bands with over the last few decades.

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[quote name='discreet' timestamp='1471000864' post='3109889'] So you're name's not really 'Vader'..? This lack of truth disturbs me... :( [/quote]

Of course it is, had to use a pen-name or I'd never get another gig after this.
:yarr:

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[quote name='Dave Vader' timestamp='1471003156' post='3109912']
Of course it is, had to use a pen-name or I'd never get another gig after this.
:yarr:
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:facepalm: Obviously!!

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Excellent, just about finished my current book (The Story of Crass) so I was looking for a new read..ordered!

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I got the Kindle version,and have finished it in only two sittings, it was that good !
There's certainly a fair few uncomfortably familiar moments in it for all the weekend warriors out there.

[spoiler]I especially loved Bill and his constant quest for 'The Sound' - I was quite worried you'd run out of guitars for him ![/spoiler]

A great read, I'll be recommending it to all my musically-inclined friends.

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The book arrived yesterday. I am on chapter Ten and I would like to say..........

You will be hearing from my lawyers in the morning!

I didn't give you permission to chronical my life in such detail. :shok: :angry:

:lol: :lol: :i-m_so_happy:

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Kindle version bought, looking forward to some beach reading today :) Good on you for doing this Dave.

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Verity's name was Julie when I was in that band 😂

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Just finished it and it really is a rather excellent read, being able to relate to much of the narrative made it doubly enjoyable for me.

Nice one fella :)

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[quote name='simes' timestamp='1471174092' post='3110961']
Just finished it and it really is a rather excellent read, being able to relate to much of the narrative made it doubly enjoyable for me.

Nice one fella :)
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+1

Really enjoyed it.

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Nice one , look forward to reading this , wish us known before my holiday which just finished

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You lot are actually proper lovely - thanks so much for all the niceness (the paper is good and soft discreet, just in case).

Can I be really cheeky and ask if you can give it a nice review on amazon if you did like it? I need all the help I can get getting it up (ooer missus) the rankings (again, ooer).

Thanks even more if you can. :)

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