Not A Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters by Brian Donovan
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It's not great literature by any means if you cannot stomach the f-word or references to women's breast size, DO NOT PROCEEDbut it was fun, funny, and offered truthful commentary on one of the most bizarre human experiences of the modern world.
I wish it were longer! What disappointed you about Not a Match? Overall, I find the stories quite typical and trite. I did not even chuckle or smile once listening to this book. What do you think your next listen will be? Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ax Norman?
I have no complaint about the narrator; it's the materials that I find rather boring. I rarely not finish a book and this one, even for less than three hours, I feel like stopping half way through. What reaction did this book spark in you?
I was looking for some lighthearted humor while driving but found none. What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
What could have helped? Leave out the F words. Not necessary to make something funny with F words. True skill is to make it funny without swear words.
Plus, "having sex with a dead person" as a cute and funny come-on line to a potential date? Give me a break. Has Not a Match turned you off from other books in this genre?
If any other books are anything like this, it is a waste of time.
What do you think the narrator could have done better? Just the material was bad, and no narration could make it better. Disappointment in comedians who think that this kind of garbage would be funny or enjoyable. Hard to listen to. Couldn't finish it after the dead person sex.
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What made the experience of listening to Not a Match the most enjoyable? After his return to London, he developed his friendship with Paul McCartney and contributed the line "sky of blue and sea of green" to " Yellow Submarine ".
Although folk elements were prominent, the album showed increasing influence of jazz, American west coast psychedelia and folk rock — especially The Byrds. It was a success, sellingin six weeks and reaching No. It went on to sell over one million, and was awarded a gold disc. The song is notable for naming the Jefferson Airplane before they became known internationally and before Grace Slick joined.
Other tracks include "Bert's Blues" a tribute to Bert Jansch"Guinevere", and "Legend of a Girl Child Linda", a track featuring voice, acoustic guitar and a small orchestra for over six minutes.
Donovan met Phillips in London inand he became a friend and early collaborator, playing acoustic guitar and sitar on recordings including Sunshine Superman as well as accompanying Donovan at concerts and on Pete Seeger's TV show. Creatively, Phillips served as a silent partner in the gestation of many of Donovan's songs from the era, with the singer later acknowledging that Phillips primarily composed " Season of the Witch ".
The third "heavy" song was "Season of the Witch".
Donovan did not choose the tracks. In January he gave a concert at the Royal Albert Hall accompanied by a ballerina who danced during a minute performance of "Golden Apples". Written as an open letter to a school friend, the song had a pacifist message as well as psychedelic imagery. The real "Dippy" was in the British Army in Malaysia.
According to Brian Hogg, who wrote the liner notes for the Donovan boxed set TroubadourDippy heard the song, contacted Donovan and left the army.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Donovan's drug use was mostly restricted to cannabis, with occasional use of LSD and mescaline. His LSD use is referenced indirectly in many of his lyrics e. Donovan's arrest proved to be the first in a long series involving the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. It was quickly shown some claims were false. A News of the World reporter claimed to have spent an evening with Mick Jaggerwho allegedly discussed his drug use and offered drugs to companions.
He had mistaken Brian Jones for Jagger, and Jagger sued the newspaper for libel. It emerged later that the News of the World reporters were passing information to the police. In the late s, The Guardian said News of the World reporters had alerted police to the party at Keith Richards 's home, which was raided on 12 February Although Donovan's was not as sensational as the later arrests of Jagger and Richards, he was refused entry to the US until late In September, Donovan toured the US, backed by a jazz group and accompanied by his father, who introduced the show.
Later that month, Epic released Donovan's fifth album, a set entitled, A Gift from a Flower to a Gardenthe first rock music box set and only the third pop-rock double album released. It was split into halves. The first, "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", was for people of his generation who would one day be parents; the second, " For Little Ones ", was songs Donovan had written for coming generations.
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Worried it might be a poor seller, Epic boss Clive Davis insisted the albums be split and sold separately in the US the "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" album cover was photographed at Bodiam Castlebut his fears were unfounded — although it took time, the boxed set sold steadily, eventually peaking at 19 in the US album chart and achieving gold record status in the US in early The psychedelic and mystical overtones were unmistakable — the front cover featured an infra-red photograph by Karl Ferris showing Donovan in a robe holding flowers and peacock feathers, while the back photo showed him holding hands with Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
The liner notes included an appeal for young people to give up drugs. His disavowal of drugs came after his time with the Maharishi in Rishikesha topic discussed in a two-part interview for the first two issues of Rolling Stone. Donovan developed interest in eastern mysticism and claims to have interested the Beatles in transcendental meditation.
The visit gained worldwide attention thanks to the presence of all four Beatles as well as Beach Boys lead singer Mike Loveas well as actress Mia Farrow and her sister Prudence who inspired Lennon to write " Dear Prudence ".
According to a Paul McCartney interview with Radio Luxembourg it was during this time that Donovan taught Lennon and McCartney finger-picking guitar styles including the clawhammerwhich he had learned from Mac MacLeod.
After hearing MacLeod's version, Donovan considered giving it to Jimi Hendrixbut when Most heard it, he convinced Donovan to record it himself. Donovan tried to get Hendrix to play, but he was on tour. Jimmy Page played electric guitar in some studio sessions and is credited with playing on the song. The cover featured only a painting by Fleur Cowles with neither the artist's name nor the title. The album contained two of his big hits and songs which would have been new to the audience.
The album also includes extended group arrangements of "Young Girl Blues" and "The Pebble and the Man", a song later reworked and retitled as "Happiness Runs". Hopkin covered three Donovan songs: McCartney returned the favour by playing tambourine and singing backing vocals on Donovan's next single, " Atlantis ", which was released in the UK with "I Love My Shirt" as the B-side in late November and reached Rags, and he also performed "Lord of the Reedy River" in the film as a singer at a youth hostel.
The A-side, a gentle calypso -styled song, contained another anti-war message, and became a moderate Top 40 US hit. However, when DJs in America and Australia flipped it and began playing "Atlantis", that became a hit. For this episode Donovan recorded a satirical version of the song describing the Lost City of Atlanta which featured in the episode.
It became the most successful album of his career; it reached 4 in the US, became a million-selling gold record, and stayed on the Billboard album chart for more than a year. On 26 June the track " Barabajagal Love Is Hot " recorded Maywhich gained him a following on the rave scene decades later, was released, reaching 12 in the UK but charting less strongly in the US.
The Beck group was under contract to Most and it was Most's idea to team them with Donovan to bring a heavier sound to Donovan's work, while introducing a lyrical edge to Beck's. In Septemberthe "Barabajagal" album reached 23 in the US. Changes[ edit ] In latethe relationship with Most ended after an argument over an unidentified recording session in Los Angeles. The only time we ever fell out was in Los Angeles when there was all these, I suppose, big stars of their day, the Stephen Stills-es and the Mama Cass-es, all at the session and nothing was actually being played.
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Somebody brought some dope into the session and I stopped the session and slung them out. You know you need someone to say it's my session, I'm paying for it. We fell out over that. After the rift, Donovan spent two months writing and recording the album Open Road as a member of the rock trio Open Road. Stripping the sound of Most's heavy studio productions down to stuff that could be played by a live band, Donovan dubbed the sound, " Celtic Rock ".
The album peaked at No. I was exhausted and looking for roots and new directions. Downstairs was McCartney, doing his solo album. I had left Mickie after great years together. The new decade dawned and I had accomplished everything any young singer songwriter could achieve. What else was there to do but to experiment beyond the fame and into the new life, regardless of the result? This was partially on the advice from his management to go into tax exileduring which he was not to set foot in the UK until Aprilbut after touring to France, Italy, Russia, and Japan, he cut the tour short: I travelled to Japan and was set to stay out of the UK for a year and earn the largest fees yet for a solo performer, and all tax-free.
During that Japanese tour I had a gentle breakdown, which made me decide to break the tax exile. Millions were at stake.