Books

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Three Section Twelve: Stu

By Iman Lababedi | March 20, 2018

“It’s like a secret mafia meeting”

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Three Section 11: Then There Were Three

By Iman Lababedi | March 14, 2018

this must be heaven

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Three Section Ten: No Hangovers

By Iman Lababedi | March 7, 2018

this must be heaven

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Three Section Nine: Sex In The After Math

By Iman Lababedi | February 28, 2018

the Rolling Stones will be lost but my family will remain

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Three Section Eight: Jagger And Blue Eyes

By Iman Lababedi | February 20, 2018

I am the abnormality that unites them

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Three Section Seven: Jagger Of The Flies

By Iman Lababedi | February 14, 2018

the 100 little Jaggers crowded closer to the three of them

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Three Section Six: Colonial Senegal

By Iman Lababedi | February 7, 2018

The Rolling Stones have to return to earth and play one last concert.

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Three Section Five: The End Of The Universe

By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2018

“Maybe we can save the Universe yet”

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Three Section Four: Ghosts Of New York

By Iman Lababedi | January 24, 2018

I feel as though I’ve been wandering these streets forever

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Three Section Fifteen: The Island

By Iman Lababedi | January 18, 2018

I start to run as fast as I can along the shore

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Two Section Fourteen: A Final Concert

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2018

Brian sat in the corner, looking golden and beautiful and intense

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Two Section Thirteen: The Seance

By Iman Lababedi | January 3, 2018

the Aftermath on Earth

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Two Section Twelve: Mike And Michelle

By Iman Lababedi | December 27, 2017

a Mike who was going to work everyday was easier for her to handle

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Two Section Eleven: “You Can Kiss Me

By Iman Lababedi | December 20, 2017

“Kiss me again”, she had said, and he did, and always would.

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Two Section Ten: A Little Rapey

By Iman Lababedi | December 13, 2017

She walk him to the car and squeezed his hand

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Two Section Nine: Michelle Becomes Electra

By Iman Lababedi | December 6, 2017

She cared too much and it clouded her mind

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Two Section Eight: Vanessa Is Murdered

By Iman Lababedi | November 29, 2017

a bad, bad scene

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Two Section Seven: Michelle’s Secret

By Iman Lababedi | November 23, 2017

Cherish, sorry, tears.

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Two Section Six: The Cheshire Cat

By Iman Lababedi | November 16, 2017

Dolly’s head came back, like the Cheshire Cat. “You and your damn Daddy”

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Two Section Five, Hannah’s Lover

By Iman Lababedi | November 8, 2017

it was very raunchy and very very civilized

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Two Section Four, Hannah Falls In Love

By Iman Lababedi | November 2, 2017

“The vows of love we make, Hannah.”

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Two Section Three: You don’t have to crazy to work here but it helps

By Iman Lababedi | October 25, 2017

he sat with two middle aged black women and a a 20 something with tattoos all over his arm

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Two Section 3: Escalator to Heaven

By Iman Lababedi | October 19, 2017

he remembered where he had seen it before

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Two Section 2: Other Families

By Iman Lababedi | October 12, 2017

crushed the man’s skull again until parts of his brain were on the rock.

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Two Section 1: A Mission from God

By Iman Lababedi | October 5, 2017

the line between adoration and self-delusion

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part One Section 12: September Grass

By Iman Lababedi | September 28, 2017

it cost the earth but it was the same feeling

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part One Section 11- The Children of An Idle Mind

By Iman Lababedi | September 21, 2017

in this dream I had a deeper understating of compassion

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part One Section 10- Runt Of the Litter

By Iman Lababedi | September 13, 2017

the one overwhelming thing I sensed from Karolina was how much she needed me

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part One Section 9- Many Lives, No Masters

By Iman Lababedi | September 5, 2017

She was happy

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part One Section 8- Life With Dino

By Iman Lababedi | August 30, 2017

I can’t think of anything more enjoyable than the stress free lifestyle of a Dino

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy 7- Ron And Dog

By Iman Lababedi | August 22, 2017

without you… well, it is like me painting without a canvas

Swimming Pools: A Short Story

By Iman Lababedi | August 17, 2017

Perhaps there is more to us

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy 6 – Keisha Goes Country

By Iman Lababedi | August 15, 2017

“Lover Come Back To Me” –a flop single off Love Hopes, got covered by the Dixie Chicks

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy 5- Kicked Off the Tour Bus

By Iman Lababedi | August 7, 2017

The gig was over an hour ago and I guess they thought they were alone

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy 4- The Stones Crashes

By Iman Lababedi | August 2, 2017

I wanted to be loved and I wanted to dance

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy 2- Roy Bentley

By Iman Lababedi | July 21, 2017

“That’s not what you do.”

Please Kill Me – 20th Anniversary Release with Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, March 13, 2017, McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers

By Elle Smith | March 16, 2017

I knew moving to NYC would pay off. I just knew it!

Some Thoughts On The Bruce Springsteen Autobiography

By Iman Lababedi | March 10, 2017

He fools himself first

Chrissie, Morrissey And Costello: A Barrage Of Biographies

By Helen Bach | February 26, 2017

Biographies are crazy things.

Mick Jagger Wrote A Memoir In the 80s, But You’ll Never Be Able To Read It

By Alyson Camus | February 18, 2017

‘The rock ’n’ roll equivalent of the Dead Sea Scrolls’

Peter Hook In Discussion With Moby At The Regent, Friday February 3rd 2017

By Alyson Camus | February 4, 2017

‘What did Barney’s farts smell like?’… ‘Curiously bitter,’

Steve Jones’ Book Signing At Book Soup, Saturday January 28th 2017

By Alyson Camus | January 29, 2017

‘Thank you for coming, love’

Steve Jones with Michael Azerrad At The Strand Bookstore, Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Reviewed

By Elle Smith | January 19, 2017

He accepts with grace

‘Michael and Me’, An Upcoming Book By The King Of Pop’s Alleged Girlfriend

By Alyson Camus | May 22, 2016

‘Michael is a real hot-blooded man who loves women’

Barney Hoskyns + Michael Azerrad At The Strand, Discussing “Small Town Talk”, Monday, April 4th, 2016, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 5, 2016

Barney is like the movies vision of an Englishman Gentleman

Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music, John Fogerty, Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | February 8, 2016

Fogerty comes across as a good hearted, high strung perfectionist who is happier catching fish than writing music

Ray Wylie Hubbard ‘s “a life…well, lived” Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | November 3, 2015

At some level, Hubbard almost works like a magician; he’s a guy who seems to have a perpetual ace in the hole.

Elvis Costello Has Written A Memoir And Is Talking About It November 10th At BAM

By Iman Lababedi | July 21, 2015

So not the longest story ever told by any stretch of the imagination and what is strange is the man is a gasbag and so you’d expect him to tell the story long and hard. I remember seeing him at the “Spectacle” gig years ago and he kept on stepping all over his guests line…

Marvin Gaye’s Second Wife: He Was A Pervert

By Iman Lababedi | May 4, 2015

Naturally, the reason for “After The Dance” is money. But also, and I say this without benefit of reading the book, maybe something else: “That I lost myself in someone else — someone as remarkable as Marvin Gaye — is no longer cause for self-condemnation.” Can’t we all claim the same?

Steve Crawford’s “1000 Essential Songs From The 1970s” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 13, 2015

Crawford’s book is not unlike the man himself, he seems unassuming but he takes you by surprise, he doesn’t shout in his writing, he lets his wide knowledge and wry humor work for him. He expects you to appreciate his writing and you? You’ll dip into it with Spotify on, and before you know it hours have passed