i obviously have more to say but meanwhile here is Sylvie herself on the matter:
Sylvie is an award-winning writer, the author of fiction and non-fiction books and a leading music journalist since the late ’70s. She is one of very few women included among the predominantly male rock writing elite. The BBC made a documentary about her, titled The Rock Chick.
Her books include biographies of Neil Young and Serge Gainsbourg, and, most recently the New York Times and international best-seller I’m Your Man: The Life Of Leonard Cohen, which has been translated into 25 languages.
Sylvie is also singer-songwriter and ukulele player. In 2014 she signed with Light In The Attic Records and released her debut album Sylvie to worldwide acclaim. The UK Guardian newspaper hailed it as “one of the most beautiful albums of the year”; Rolling Stone magazine said, “She’s not only good, she’s good”; and the UK Times newspaper described her as “Poetic, guileless, reminiscent of a female Leonard Cohen.”
Born and raised in London, Sylvie started playing music when she was five. At age eight she was singing and tap-dancing onstage. But in her teens, paralyzed by stage fright when she performed with her guitar, she turned to writing about music instead. In 1977 she moved to Los Angeles to be the US correspondent for leading UK rock magazine Sounds, and went on to work for major music publications and newspapers around the world, interviewing everyone from Michael Jackson to Metallica, Black Sabbath to Johnny Cash. She also had a syndicated radio show in the US and a syndicated newspaper column. But, homesick, she moved back to London, where she continued to write about music. After a period li
Which reminds me: speaking of “li” – I have an idea for a Robert Hunter Hoot modified to be Lint Hunt wherein the performers would be limited to Robert Hunter songs, or songs sung by Linda Ronstadt, or from Texas.
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