“It was what all the great rock and roll touring books would have been like, if the people who wrote them had been honest to the point of embarrassment.”
A collection of hilarious and melancholic reports from Justin Heazlewood, aka The Bedroom Philosopher, and his wealth of experience as a touring Folkstar. Read about his epic battles with drunk punters, scatty rockstars, aloof groupies and, mostly, himself. These tell-all tales allow exclusive access to the depths of the performer psyche.
“Justin’s creative process is simultaneously glamourous and hideous. Think of the guy as a local Woody Allen for our times, with a guitar.”
“With pigeon-toed humour and bruising honesty, this is a tour diary filled with pith and pain, whose observations that will break your heart at some points, and have you grinning like a fool for the rest.”
“Bedroom brings the pain. Full of contradictions. By turns too delicate for the world and then too harsh.”
“When he isn’t floundering in overwrought literary passages, Heazlewood can be quite funny.”
Australian Book Review.
The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries is now out of print.
Actually there’s one on Ebay.