Have Books Will Travel: Missing Parsons’ Top 10 Road Books
a book list by Chris Price, Joe Harland & the Missing Parsons Community
shelved under Travel & Places
There’s something about the romance of the road that writers — and readers — can’t resist. We certainly couldn’t. Missing Parsons is a community of fans, friends and followers engaged around the book Live Fast, Die Young by Chris Price and Joe Harland, a true story of two radio professionals and music obsessives on the road searching for the spirit of rock and roll America. We asked the community to suggest and vote for their favourite road books.
After much debate about such things as whether Homer’s The Odyssey counts as a road book, we settled on the Top 10 you see here. The comments alongside each book are from the Parson who suggested each one. (The Top 10 was whittled down from a short list of thirty. The full list is here.)
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About Chris Price, Joe Harland & the Missing Parsons Community
Chris has been shaping the music landscape for his entire career, first at BBC Radio 1, the UK’s national music radio station, and later as Director of Music at MTV. He once asked legendary road manager and Gram Parsons body-snatcher Phil Kaufman to explain the rules of the game 'elbow tit'. Joe Harland is also an award-winning producer at Radio 1, respected despite once telling Cher she looked like a witch and being dubbed a 'superficial nonsense' by PJ Harvey. Missing Parsons is a community of fans, friends and followers who, like Chris and Joe, love music a bit too much.
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