Buzzin': The Nine Lives of a Happy Monday

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Buzzin': The Nine Lives of a Happy Monday

Buzzin': The Nine Lives of a Happy Monday

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At the height of his initial, turn-of-the-1990's infamy as the maraca-wielding dancer with 'Madchester' giants Happy Mondays, the pop-eyed Mark Berry, forever known to the world as Bez, was visibly a danger to society. As an account of the deeds of the most wayward member of one of our most wayward bands, it does not disappoint. Mark Berry is the kid who clambered up on stage to dance with the band and never climbed down again.

Don't get me wrong it's a fun read at times but the Mondays stories are starting to wear a bit thin now.Helpful asides from Shaun Ryder and others, including Berry’s son Arlo who proves fairly lucid – opportunity for another book?

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.Shaun Ryder (who pops up throughout this book) has already done a couple of excellent biographies with pretty much the same details.

When he bowled into Celebrity Big Brother in 2005, he ended up winning the series, as viewers came to understand his fundamental decency and sunny outlook. This is the story of a bad lad who has turned his life good, tracing his passage from early-thirty-something casualty to middle-aged politician, eco-warrior and bee-aficionado. Neither an accomplished musician nor even a very good dancer, Bez was a prime candidate for fleeting celebrity, soon to sink into 'Where Are They Now? The pre-loved books are carefully cleaned and maintained offering a wide variety of general and specialist titles from children's to adults.Brilliant to read the life and times of Bez, met him last month at the old wollen, part of his conversational tour and got a signed book too what a genuine person he really is. The major problem with the book is that it's boring in parts - the bee keeping and reality party stuff is covered in way too much depth and Bez goes on about the pandemic lockdown being wrong (though he was partying on a private estate at the time). His adult life has been extraordinary: unbelievable scrapes with mortality, periods of financial ruin, mindfuck moments like when David Bowie genuflected before him, and enough narcotic-strewn hi-jinx to fill several more volumes of memoir.

Loved reading about his career , near misses fighting the establishment and the way he's tried standing up for what he believes in and his way of living now. No one’s claiming that Bez wrote all of this: some of it sounds dictated (‘That bloke out the Stones, Ron Wood’) and some edited (‘to whom’), but Andrew Perry has done a fair job of licking it into shape, so that you can still hear it being read in Bez’s own voice. Also at the beginning he states he's not going to go on about criminal activities again because he doesn't want his kids reading it. Having been in danger of becoming the rowdy kid in another class at school that nobody liked (although MB admits to skating over much of this, having covered it more in an earlier book), his public image proves nonetheless likeable to loads of people, which is why he won Celebrity Big Brother - and why I bought this book. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.Although it's out together by a professional music journalist, this second biography of Bez has his stamp all over it. There are very few typos and only one near-howler (to do with a roof and jumping – I’ll let you find it). Equally, we’re ‘there along with’ Mark B, rather than observing his antics laterally, as we do with some autobiographies. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.



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