Wednesday, July 25, 2007

"It's Great to be Here. It's Great to be Anywhere."

When I think of Keith Richards, I think of how quotable the guy is. Even when he's completely zoned out, he's quotable.

"I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police." Keith Richards

Yesterday's NewYorkBusiness.com (NYB) reported the following:

The battle for Keith Richards’ autobiography has turned into the hottest auction of the summer. Bidding for a book by the Rolling Stones’ famed founding member, co-song writer and rhythm guitarist has reached $7.1 million, according to publishing industry sources.

“You've got the sun, you've got the moon, and you've got the Rolling Stones.” Keith Richards.

British literary agent Ed Victor brought the auction to New York, inviting three houses to bid on the forthcoming autobiography. Harper Collins and Little, Brown are still in the bidding for the world English language rights. The translation rights will be sold separately.

"Rock and Roll: Music For the Neck Downwards." Keith Richards.

Some publishing executives doubt the wisdom of the $7 million figure. "All the Stones books have covered him,” an executive who is not a part of the bidding said in NewYorkBusiness.com.

Others wonder if Richards can remember enough of his past to write the book.

"I never thought I was wasted, but I probably was." Keith Richards.

Perhaps sensitive to the issue, "Mr. Victor told the New York Post that memory wouldn’t be an issue since Mr. Richards would collaborate with his friend of 30 years, the noted non-fiction author James Fox." (NYB)

“Passing the vodka bottle. And playing the guitar.” Keith Richards.

Read on. Today's a two-post day.

4 comments:

David Roth said...

Maya,

I'm with Keith. When anyone tells me 'it's nice to see you,' I always reply with 'It's nice beeing seen.'

d.

Andrea Geist said...

Thank you for adding me to your writer links!

Maya Reynolds said...

David: I'm glad you're around, too.

Maya Reynolds said...

Andrea: And thank you for returning the favor :)