Last Chance Texaco

Last Chance Texaco is the first-ever no-holds-barred account of the life of two-time Grammy Award-winner Rickie Lee Jones, in her own words.

Last Chance Texaco

Last Chance Texaco

This troubadour life is only for the fiercest hearts, only for those vessels that can be broken to smithereens and still keep beating out the rhythm for a new song. Last Chance Texaco is the first-ever no-holds-barred account of the life of two-time Grammy Award-winner Rickie Lee Jones, in her own words. It is a tale of desperate chances and impossible triumphs, an adventure story of a girl who beat the odds and grew up to become one of the most legendary artists of her time, turning adversity and hopelessness into timeless music. With candour and lyricism, the 'Duchess of Coolsville' (Time) takes us on a singular journey through her nomadic childhood, to her years as a teenage runaway, through her legendary love affair with Tom Waits, and ultimately her longevity as the hardest working woman in rock and roll. Rickie Lee's stories are rich with the infamous characters of her early songs - 'Chuck E's in Love,' 'Weasel and the White Boys Cool,' 'Danny's All-Star Joint' and 'Easy Money' - but long before her notoriety in show business, there was a vaudevillian cast of hitchhikers, bank robbers, jail breaks, drug mules, a pimp with a heart of gold, and tales of her fabled ancestors. In this electrifying and intimate memoir by one of the most remarkable, trailblazing and tenacious women in music are never-before-told stories of the girl in the raspberry beret, a singer-songwriter whose music defied categorization and inspired pop culture for decades.

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Last Chance Texaco
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rickie Lee Jones
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-08 - Publisher: Atlantic Books

This troubadour life is only for the fiercest hearts, only for those vessels that can be broken to smithereens and still keep beating out the rhythm for a new song. Last Chance Texaco is the first-ever no-holds-barred account of the life of two-time Grammy Award-winner Rickie Lee Jones, in her
The Last Chance Texaco
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Brent Hartinger
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-22 - Publisher: Harper Collins

The guy looked at me with a stare that would have frozen antifreeze. "You the new groupie, huh?" "Yeah," I said. "So?" "So no one wants you here. Why don't you go back where you came from?" I can't go back, I wanted to say. That was the thing about
Last Chance Texaco
Language: en
Pages: 263
Authors: Christine Pountney
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: London : Faber and Faber

John is a sensitive and wary 15-year-old. Born in Canada, but raised in California by a neglectful father, he finds solace in a relationship with the new girl in town. Their intensely romantic world is shattered by an experience that marks the first stop to an emotional and geographical journey.
Americana
Language: en
Pages: 63
Authors: Virginia Sale
Categories: Monologues
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980 - Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

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Language: en
Pages: 552
Authors: Joaquim Paulo
Categories: Monologues
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-23 - Publisher: Taschen

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