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 Post subject: Re: Will We Ever Fandango Again ?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2024 9:15 am 
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Do we really think Bryan would ever write an autobiography? I could see him accepting an advance from a publisher only to have to give it back when years later he couldn't even come up with a title. Seriously though he strikes me as being one of the most private of people and however much we might like to read it I can't see him wanting to make his personal life and various fallings out with musicians and band mates over the years a matter for public consumption.


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 Post subject: Re: Will We Ever Fandango Again ?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2024 1:57 pm 
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True2Life wrote:
Do we really think Bryan would ever write an autobiography? I could see him accepting an advance from a publisher only to have to give it back when years later he couldn't even come up with a title.

That brings to mind the 'coffee table book' that he was reported to have signed up
to a number of years ago. Came to nowt! Thank goodness Jocelyn has filled a void at least as far as a lush record of live performances is concerned. Maybe she should do a book deal with him?! ;) :D


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 Post subject: Re: Will We Ever Fandango Again ?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2024 2:03 pm 
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True2Life wrote:
Do we really think Bryan would ever write an autobiography? I could see him accepting an advance from a publisher only to have to give it back when years later he couldn't even come up with a title. Seriously though he strikes me as being one of the most private of people and however much we might like to read it I can't see him wanting to make his personal life and various fallings out with musicians and band mates over the years a matter for public consumption.

I agree I certainly don’t think we’ll see an autobiography from Bryan and I don’t think it’s something he would ever entertain.
I also don’t think it would be a huge seller as he’s not the type of person to drink a bottle of whisky after a show and then throw a tv out of the hotel window!
As interesting as it would be to us fans I don’t think there would be a wide enough appeal out there for people to read about his life.
I’ve read autobiographies of artists that, whilst I might not be a huge fan of their music, their colourful lifestyle has made me want to read it.

What I think would be great would be a coffee table book going through each album with pictures and what not with some notes from Bryan about the making of the album and the tour etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Will We Ever Fandango Again ?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2024 11:34 pm 
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Scott wrote:
True2Life wrote:
Do we really think Bryan would ever write an autobiography? I could see him accepting an advance from a publisher only to have to give it back when years later he couldn't even come up with a title. Seriously though he strikes me as being one of the most private of people and however much we might like to read it I can't see him wanting to make his personal life and various fallings out with musicians and band mates over the years a matter for public consumption.

I agree I certainly don’t think we’ll see an autobiography from Bryan and I don’t think it’s something he would ever entertain.
I also don’t think it would be a huge seller as he’s not the type of person to drink a bottle of whisky after a show and then throw a tv out of the hotel window!
As interesting as it would be to us fans I don’t think there would be a wide enough appeal out there for people to read about his life.
I’ve read autobiographies of artists that, whilst I might not be a huge fan of their music, their colourful lifestyle has made me want to read it.

What I think would be great would be a coffee table book going through each album with pictures and what not with some notes from Bryan about the making of the album and the tour etc.


Mes Amis,
W2 is not so negative about the possibilities of a biography.
There are multiple examples of very private artists and public figures who publish - auto or otherwise.
The beauty of an autobiography is that you determine the content and the motivation for writing it is very often much more about legacy than it is about money.
Bryan’s career has now spanned six decades. He has worked with more ‘star’ musicians than just about anybody else and his music has straddled multiple genres with his tours seeing him circumnavigating the globe on numerous occasions. There is much to tell .
Of course, publishers push for the sensational but somebody like Bryan is in a powerful position to resist. That said there are tasteful ways of handling most things.
In terms of sales, W2 has to respectfully disagree with the great Scott.
Bryan has millions of fans worldwide and if only a small proportion bought it, bestsellerdom would be assured.
Salutations,
Windswept


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