Tuesday, July 27, 2021
About two weeks ago I received a very nice email from Teemu Saarenpää in Finland who was reading my book, On the Trail of Delusion – Jim Garrison: The Great Accuser. Here is Teemu’s review of my book from Goodreads:
From that interview, something non-JFK related:
Your top 3 albums?
As you might know, I am blues fan, and I am the founder and owner of NorthernBlues Music, a cutting-edge blues label. Here are my 3 favorite albums of all time:– Albert King, Blues Power: A live tour de force. I never get tired of Albert King and this album captures his electric energy.– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Will the Circle Be Unbroken: This was a triple album in its day, and the NGDB brought in the best stars from country music. The results of the collaboration is terrific. Add fantastic sound quality, and you have a must-have album.– Watermelon Slim, The Wheel Man: This is one of my artists. Watermelon Slim is a Vietnam war veteran who plays lap slide guitar and harmonica. His original lyrics are amazing, and this album won Album of the Year at the Blues Music Awards in 2008.
Your top 3 films?
– Charade with Carey Grant and Audrey Hepburn. Charade is a musical comedy thriller, and it succeeds on all three genres. The dialogue is amazing, the story is terrific, and the chemistry between Grant and Hepburn is something to behold.– Winter Kills with a star-studded cast including Elizabeth Taylor. This film is a fictional account of the JFK assassination, and just check out the stars. A really fun story that takes conspiracy to a whole new level.– Cabaret with Liza Minelli. I never get tired of this film. The music is great, and the story is important and meaningful. The scenes in the club are amazing, and Peter York is scrumcious.
Your top 3 books?
– George Orwell, 1984: I read this when I was twelve. One of the most important books ever written.– The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck: Amazing history and an excellent story. I was really moved by the book, and it reinforced my then belief in socialism.– The Destruction of the European Jews, by Raul Hilberg: In my teens, I avoided books about the holocaust. I wanted to look forward. But I finally read Hilberg’s book, and it really opened my eyes to what happened in the Holocaust.