Thursday, July 5, 2012

Does the Noise in my Head Bother You?

     Laura from A Goddess of Frugality is in town visiting this week. As a tribute to the fact that we have tickets to see Aerosmith at The Palace tonight, I decided to review Steven Tyler's autobiography titled Does the Noise in my Head Bother You.

Does the Noise in my Head Bother You?
by Steven Tyler

     All of the Charles Dickens books and other classic authors have helped to prepare me to journey into the mind of Steven Tyler. The trick to a successful comprehension of such books is to widen your mind. Read with your peripheral vision and don't necessarily take it at face value. Some call it interpreting or reading between the lines. To read the words literally and miss the allegories would be a shame. If you can master this art, you will find that Tyler is much more than just another lunatic lead singer for a long-haired rock band.

     Tyler has a surprising depth to him, emotionally and spiritually. Bad boy from Boston, Demon of Screamin', one of the toxic twins ... his reputation precedes him and yet don't pigeon hole him as just another Rock star who has no thoughts at all beyond sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

     King of the double entendre. Layering them to become triple and quadruple. For Aerosmith fans there are in depth explanations as to what thoughts and/or hallucinations inspire many of the lyrics. While many of their lyrics may seem to be all about sex, there is actually a deeper meaning between the lines usually.

     Don't get me wrong, Tyler IS crazy. But it is a good kind of crazy. Sometimes you need a little bit of crazy in your world to keep life from stealing your sanity.

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