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Blinking Lights and Other Revelations: The Story of Eels Hardcover – June 1, 2012

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Tim Grierson is a music critic whose writing appears in L.A. Weekly, Screen International, Revolver, The Village Voice, Vulture and About.com. He teaches criticism and writing at The Writing Pad and is a member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

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  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press (June 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849385963
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849385961
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.2 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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This guy is all over teh place. Not sure why or where he is coming from. E is an amazing lyricist, and Im sure it was hard to try and capture everything but ...well, 2 small instances, how can you NOT mention Dirty Girl when writing about Shootenanny! or mention Jennifer Jason Leigh was on I'm The Messiah? There are some good stories, but nothing your avid Eels fan doesn't already know...don't waste your time. E is an enigma and best left that way...try to deconstruct the man is impossible and a pointless endeavour.
I gave it 3 stars mostly due to subject matter :-)
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I think this is as about as good a biography about Mark Everett you are going to get without any contribution form the man himself, Grierson uses quotes from interviews & E's autobiography "Things the Grandchildren should know", although Grierson does analyse his thoughts trying to explain what he thinks is E trying to get across.
Grierson goes through every solo album, side-project & Eels record with a fine tooth comb, finishing with "Tomorrow Morning"(so I don't know why his called the book "Blinking lights & other revelations", perhaps it's the "revelations" part, not a particular imaginative title), giving level headed options of each release (sometime biographers can gush to much over the artist they are writing about, to the point that nothing they record in their option is actually bad). E is portrayed as quite a spiky character, who according to many of the people around him can be difficult to get along with, but the same could be said of most creative types, I think the part of the brain that allows them to interact with other people perhaps doesn't work properly.
There aren't many contemporary songwriters who lay their soul bare as much as E has done in his music, & Grierson has really done his research well to try & understand the process & ideas behind his songs.
So a fascinating read from a author who has done an exceptional job of trying to unlock such a complex & layered character as Mark Oliver Everett.
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