The real (fictional) story of Shoot out the Lights

I’m enjoying my buddy Hayden Childs’ Shoot Out the Lights, his 33 1/3 homage to Richard and Linda Thompson. The book “features a fictional narrator describing the real events around the making of [the] landmark album.”

Incidentally, in my experience, there is no better song for a woman in her twenties to put on repeat and scream-sing at the end of a love affair than “Walking on a Wire.” See above for details. (Seemingly indifferent man strumming guitar nearby + bottle of bourbon = optional.)


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