Monday, December 07, 2009

Hold On To Your Dreams

I've been spending a lot of my free time lately reading the new Arthur Russell biography Hold On To Your Dreams by Tim Lawrence. As I write this I'm about half way through the book and I'm enjoying every single moment of it. The biography is a very fascinating and revealing look into Arthur's life, his influences, his music, and the people that surrounded him. With each and every page, author Tim Lawrence does an amazing job of highlighting the most intimate details of Arthur's life and music. I hope to do a full review once I finish the book (which will hopefully be soon). In my opinion, Arthur Russell is one of the greatest musicians to ever walk the earth, and unfortunately I will never get the opportunity to meet him. However, Hold On To Your Dreams is giving me probably the closest thing with a true account into Arthur's life. I highly recommend anybody who is interested in Arthur Russell, his music, and/or the downtown avant-garde or disco scenes to pick-up a copy of this fascinating book.

Here is the extended bootleg edit of Arthur Russell's (under the name Indian Ocean) classic cut "Treehouse" which was recently included on The Sleeping Bag Sessions LP. Enjoy!

Indian Ocean - Treehouse (Extended Bootleg Edit)

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the track. Arthur Russell stands with James Brown and The Beatles in my opinion. I've just ordered the book and I'm happy to hear it's a good read. Genius.

Paul said...

Thanks for the track it new to me. I have a copy of Hold On To Your Dreams in the post

RiCHARD.GEAR said...

awesome! this will be a good companion to LOVE SAVES THE DAY (also by Lawrence).