Courtney’s Books: Drinking with StrangersJanuary 4th, 2013
Drinking with Strangers
by Butch Walker
This is the book that got me home from our recent European tour. It was the perfect book for the job. It actually made me want the flight to be a little longer.
Basically it’s the life story of a small town 80′s cheese rocker who always gets in, but never gets all the way to the top, and ultimately finds out that he’s way better off where he is. (Which is: one of the most successful pop songwriter/producers in the world today, so….). But anyway, this guy is awesome, the stories are superfun, his life has been filled with stories of being tricked, fucked, lied to, lied about, ripped off, manipulated and screwed over that I thought only happened to The Dandy Warhols. Nice to know we weren’t the only sucker dipshits in the game.
Anyhoo, I’ve never heard any of his music and he does occasionally say some pretty silly shit but I can honestly say I’m a fan of him, his “voice” and his attitude about life so get this book. It’s great.