Trippy Reads

I don’t really watch TV, other than the news and 60 Minutes or other current affairs shows. Most of my viewing of TV shows are from Netflix, Hulu, box-set DVDs as well as docos and movies, often on 17″ laptop with Bose headphones in bed. So I read voluminously at home or on the road.

I have a Kindle but prefer the iPad screen for night and on-the-go reading and have racked up a pretty hefty book download habit through Amazon and the Apple service.

I’ve subscribed for many years to Wired, Rolling Stone (US), Vanity Fair, Tiki, Conde Nast Traveler, Companion Parrot Quarterly and read other magazines on pets, music, technology and marketing in the course of business. But with the acquisition of a Kindle DX and a new iPad, I’m not only reading all my books electronically, but also reading tons of mags online. Here are my faves.

Vanity Fair
Texas Monthly
New Yorker
The Atlantic
The Daily Beast
Rolling Stone
Mother Earth
Southern Living
Conde Nast Traveller
Garden & Gun
The Chive

Over the years, I’ve relished the time to read a great book and these are about 80 or so that I’ve consumed in the past couple of years

• When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead by Jerry Weintraub

• Heaven & Hell: My Life In The Eagles

• Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business by Danny Goldberg

• Willie Nelson: An Epic Life

• The Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine by John Folse
• You Are Not A Gadget

• Me, the Mob, and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James & The Shondells

• And Party Every Day: The Inside Story Of Casablanca Records

• What The Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

• Storming Heaven: LSD & The Amerian Dream

• Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built

• Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day
• Victory Garden: Guide for Self Sufficiency
• The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A journey through Texas BBQ
• Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country
• Smoke: New Firewood Cooking
• Hitmaker: The Man and His Music Tommy Mottola
• The Soundtrack of my Life Clive Davis
• The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes Willie Nelson
• Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I die Willie Nelson
• The Hot Sauce Bible
• Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans
• Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along The Pepper Trail
• Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
• 1001 Best Hot and Spicy Recipes
• My Cross To Bear: Gregg Allman
• The Wrecking Crew: Inside Story of the Rock ‘n’Roll’s Best Kept Secret
• Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck
• I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: Life and Times of Warren Zevon
• The Homesick Texan Cookbook
• The One: The Life and Times of James Brown
• The Complete Chili Pepper Book
• Stop Saying You’re Fine
• Smoke & Spice
• Backstage Past Barry Fey
• Jalapeno Madness
• The Texas Cowboy Cookbook
• The Tex Mex Grill
• I Want My MTV
• Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography
• Bill Graham Presents
• Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped
• Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?
• Rachlen on Ribs

• The Encyclopedia of Cajun and Creole Cooking

• The Tex-Mex Cookbook: A History in Recipes and Photos

• Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from the Pit Bosses

• Sex Death & Oysters

• The Gourmet Slow Cooker Vols 1 & 2

• Music 3.0: A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age

• Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea

• The Rise & Fall of EMI Records

• The Brotherhood of Eternal Love: From Flower Power to Hippie Mafia: The Story of the LSD Counterculture

• Stick it to the Man: How to Skirt the Law, Scam Your Enemies , and Screw Big, Fat, Stupid, Lazy Corporations…for Fun and Profit!

• I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy’s Golden Era

• Stand Up Comedy – The Secret To Being A Successful Comedian!

• I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics

• Web Marketing for the Music Business

• Kitchen Confidential

• Willie Nelson: An Epic Life

• Brotherhood of Eternal Love: From Flower Power to the Hippie Mafia, The Story of the LSD Counterculture

• Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation

• Smile When You’re Lying: Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer

• Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business: Why So Much Music You Hear Sucks

• The Label: The Story of Columbia Records

• High Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll

• The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World

• Stevie Ray Vaughan: Caught in the Crossfire

• Guns, Cash and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Managers

• Tiki of Hawaii: A History of Gods and Dreams

• Pennies From Heaven: The American Popular Music Business in the 20th Century

• Tiki Art Now!: A Volcanic Eruption of Art

• The Perfect Thing

• Clapton: The Autobiography

• Shag: Art of Josh Agle

• The Tao of Willie

• Leis, Luaus, and Alohas: The Lure of Hawai’i in the Fifties

• Made to Stick

• Tiki Modern

• Search: The Story of Google

• Tiki Road Trip: A Guide to Tiki Culture in North America

• Bedside Book of Birds

• Myself Among Others: A Life in Music by George Wein