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How did that work? I felt there was possibly a book here. I described some of these conversations I was having with people. He and his friend Michael were mesmerized. We came up with the idea of taking these conversations and combining them with passages from a personal essay I'd been working on.

David and Michael called themselves the re-mixers. Nothing is more interesting than day-to-day existence. We just wanted to frame what was out there. Give voice to how people talk now. Show how they're trying to keep it together.

The symphony of voices here is an overwhelming reading experience. This short book is also a verification of a legitimate new form of narrative; it's the definitive document so far of where our medium is heading.

I've never read anything like it. Here, teaming up with Ragsdale and Logan, Shields embodies his ethos: This is not a pretty book, but it shows us the world we live in: Others gave advice, and many vented about their own issues. People phoned from as far as Japan and Saudi Arabia.

His callers know that. Alas, technology tempts us with the potential for genuine interaction. The text messages and voice-mails Ragsdale receives are also a form of one-way traffic, flavored less by the give-and-take of personal interaction and more a form of self-engagement. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In October , Jeff Ragsdale, a down-and-out actor and stand-up comedian, posted a flyer around Lower Manhattan, asking people to call him if they wanted to talk.

Jeff spoke to as many people as he could, answering his phone all day long. Here are the conversations, texts, and voicemails of a particular moment in time—a hilarious, dark, intimate portrait of the way we live now. Read more Read less. Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books.

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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Jeff is down and out in New York City. He just went through a bad breakup, has essentially no career and feels like he is all alone in the world. It is charming, touching, lovely, hilarious and satisfying. One cares deeply for the characters played by Martin and Grodin and wants happiness to come their way. The sadness never overwhelms because the lighthearted scenes make for a perfect balance.

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Learn more More Like This. All of Me The Man with Two Brains Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Pennies from Heaven Steve mentioned that he was thinking of putting together a new solo LP of his own material and songs from other writers too. We sent Steve half a dozen of our own songs waited for a bit, then Steve suggested we record two of the songs together, we spent a few days at Black Barn studio in Ripley Surrey, and the job was done!

Engineered by Sir Charles Rees and with a little help from some of our mates The single is due for release soon with "Rise" going on Steve's new album and "Up" being put on COW's new album both due out later this year.

More details to follow including Catalogue number and how to order in due course. New Day with Gus Eadon. The Lost Masters remixed and containing over twenty classic tracks. Steve Ellis had fronted Love Affair and enjoyed 5 top 20 hit singles from to including 'Everlasting Love' and 'Rainbow Valley' before he left the band to pursue with some success a solo career. Signed to Jet Records owned by the infamous Don Arden Widowmaker produced an album of hard rock to almost acoustic blues.

Such A Shame 2. Pin A Rose On Me 3. On The Road 4. Straight Faced Fighter 5. Ain't Telling You Nothing 6.

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