Nightcat2008 Nigcat Nigcat itibaren Novopavlivka, Mykolaivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
A man's attempt to learn the guitar and play a gig in 6 months. It's a lively account of what could be a very dull subject. He throws in some history of the guitar and brief biographical snippets of people like Django Reinhardt. It also helps that he seems to be able to call on the services of Davendra Barnhart, Bert Jansch, PJ Harvey, Johnny Marr and more to help him out. Well, I read it in about a day. Very entertaining and easy to read. It's a bit of a blokey genre piece in parts, but it's a very warm and engaging one. His journey to the States has some very amusing parts, particularly where he waits at what is thought to be the Crossroads where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil. Unfortunately it's now a filling station and lots of white guitar players keep turning up there. Recommended.