By Nick Kent
Chronicling Nick Kent’s up-close , own, frequently harrowing adventures with the Rolling Stones, Lester Bangs, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, the intercourse Pistols, and Chrissie Hynde, between ratings of others, Apathy for the Devil is a picaresque memoir that bears witness to the attractive and the damned of this turbulent decade.
As a school dropout slightly out of his teenagers, Kent’s first 5 interviews have been with the MC5, Captain Beefheart, the thankful lifeless, the Stooges, and Lou Reed. yet after the thrill and freedom of these early years, his tale could come to reflect that of the last decade itself, as he slipped into extra and ever-worsening heroin use. Apathy for the Devil is a compelling tale of notion, luck, burn out, and rebirth from a vintage wordsmith.
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Plowing the snow into big piles in the corner of the parking lots. Then he has to shovel a clear path for all his customers. By the time August comes around, Marvin is exhausted. All he wants to do is play water polo and bridge. Read a good thick historical novel about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. And rest in between activi- Page 38 ties. We go through this every year. Edith wants to travel. See the world. Taste new and exotic dishes that she doesn't have to cook herself. She loves to eat breakfast out.
I pass both the written test and the road test. The first time. As soon as I turn sixteen. "But I told your father immediately. That you were different. I could tell by the way you curled yourself up into a little ball until I fed you. You were hungry. " Moses told the Israelites not to take more manna from Heaven than they could eat at one meal. They didn't listen. Even though plenty of manna fell from Heaven for breakfast the very next day. "I was afraid Page 25 you were going to grow up fat and have a weight problem your whole life.
Marvin looks exceptionally young, almost as if it's his Bar Mitzvah instead of his wedding. He wears a black silk yarmulke on the back of his head. They cut the cake together. I can't see my mother's wedding ring in the photo. My father's hand is on top of hers as they slice gently through the white almond marzipan filling, which is very expensive in those days. My grandfather from Russia prefers plain yellow honey cake, but it's a wedding, his only son's big simcha, not Rosh Hashanah. I feel like I really got something special.
Apathy for the Devil: A Seventies Memoir by Nick Kent