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- Print Length: 214 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: No Bueno Publishing (April 19, 2019)
- Publication Date: April 19, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07NCDPNZP
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #647,967 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"10 out of 10! Scott has a life story that is truly one of a kind. His experiences, successes, and failures while playing with multiple bands and band members are relayed in a manner that is honest, amusing, and often poignant. His personal imperfections and emotional tumult, along with the often gritty backdrop of the music world, allow for this story to be both relatable and compelling." -- The Booklife Prize
"Sterling (Teenage Degenerate, 2016) recounts his misadventures while struggling to attain rock 'n' roll stardom. The book details a blur of concerts and van trips, all soaked in beer, as life on the road brought the young musicians only privation and sleeplessness. Sterling has a natural, easygoing prose style that suits his tale of the difficulties of making it in the music world or when analyzing his own failures, which he reveals with disarming frankness. One message, though, emerges from these recollections--that the author's love of music never wavered. An earnest elegy to the band life." -- Kirkus Reviews
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He bought a guitar and assumed music would just come out of the guitar.
He thought 3 to 4 practices a week was an INTENSE schedule. Any one I know who was good couldn't put the instrument down.
Playing in a bar band for beer is not success
Yes you were in a bar band. Even though you played original music your purpose was to sell beer.
Want to know how much people enjoy your music? Play a show with no alcohol and let it be known there is no alcohol and see how many "Fans" show up to hear you.
The main goal for him throughout the book was to get drunk. Over and over that story is repeated along with dealing with hangovers the next day. Wanted to live the ROCK STAR life style but not put in the work.. It comes as no surprise he was into punk rock. The whole premise of the genre is getting good at your instrument is for losers.
Don't know if the author will ever read this but judging from the book you have a drinking problem. You might want to take a look at yourself. Or not. It's your life.
I've known many musicians and have even gone on short tours with some. The anecdotes in this book are very close to my experiences with bands. There are many talented and determined musicians out there that never become nationally famous. They tour and work other jobs to make ends meet and often do a lot of drinking while playing and in between. They sleep in vans, sometimes on couches and rarely in hotels. You've got to love what you're doing and not be looking for monetary gain. The percentage of musicians who actually are lucky enough to support themselves with their art is very small when compared to their entirety.
This is a quick read and in many ways a fun read. My criticism of this book is the writing style. It is very episodic and the anecdotes often end abruptly leaving the reader with unresolved endings. He just skips on to the next story. The chapter headings are meant to clarify the time frame of the consequent tales, but its distracting. He may have been 33 percent rock star but he was maybe 10 percent writer.
I recommend this for anyone who wants a quick read and doesn't want to have to think about what they are reading. Otherwise, skip it.
I love listening to music, but I also like learning about the people behind the music. This book was definitely a little different than your typical biography or autobiography. This book was more like a story, kind of diary-ish, but not exactly. I enjoyed learning about the different bands he was a part of and all the things they had to go through. The best part about the book was seeing Scott go from someone he thought had no musical talent to becoming a pretty awesome bass player.
Scott had a dream of becoming a rockstar, so after learning to play bass guitar he and his friend Jake auditioned for a band. Scott ended up playing in several different bands throughout several years, touring the country, recording a couple albums, but never really making it big. 33 Percent Rockstar is about Scott’s life as a struggling musician and his love for music. I recommend this book to anyone who likes learning about musicians and/or people in general.