Party like a rockstar : the crazy, coincidental, hard-luck, + harmonious life of a songwriter /

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Twelve,, New York, United States, p.x, 289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00871620, (OCoLC)fst00881442, (OCoLC)fst01004379, Biographies., Biography., Composers, Composers., Compositeurs, Country musicians, Country musicians., États-Unis, fast, Lyricists, Lyricists., Musiciens country, Paroliers, United States


"In PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR, J.T. Harding charts his life from a kid growing up in Michigan to a chart-topping songwriter living in Nashville and working with country music stars like Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney. As a kid playing rock n' roll in his parents' garage, Harding's was a world in which every taste of new music-from KISS to Prince and everyone in between-was a revelation. Inspired by his favorite artists, Harding abandons the classic "American Dream" and runs away to Los Angeles, where he forms a band and becomes part of the music scene there, all the while selling records to his favorite artists and producers at Tower Records. A story of youth, rebellion, and determination, PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR is a memoir for music lovers and an invaluable how-to guide for anyone who wants to learn how to write a hit song. Fun and heartfelt, Harding's memoir is the story of one man's unshakable love for rock and roll, how it guided him through some of the greatest tragedies-and greatest triumphs-of his wild and unvarnished life"--An American and an Australian walk into a men's room -- Born and raised in South Detroit -- Kids alive 2 -- The six million dollar man -- Houston, we have a problem child -- The art of war memorial dances -- Teenage dream -- Talking to girls about Duran Duran -- The Grosse Pointe of no return -- Reruns all become our history -- Smells like Springsteen spirit -- Subway cars in Camaro town -- The man in the sequin pajamas -- Linked in -- "Party like a rockstar" -- Letterman, oh man -- Party like a four-star general -- Songwriting is my love language -- If a hit song falls in the forest, will anyone in Nashville hear it? -- All write, all write, all write -- Hey, Alexa, pay me my royalties -- Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? -- Epilogue.