I'm yawning as I type . . .
My memoir, coming out next year, will dish the dirt.
Linda is great person by all acounts and I am happy for her having found contentment in life.
I hope she writes about her abilities as an arranger and composer--unfortunately, she didn't promote herself as such and therefore didn't get the work.
It would be great if she is only retiring as a singer and not as a musician--I think she could be a very in-demand producer.
[quote]I think she could be a very in-demand producer.
Oh, darling, not by anyone who's talked to me! That surly, little (then!) thing could really eat into some studio time, bless her heart.
Well Dolly, you didn't mind so much when she was eating into you.
R10: It was all I could think of to shut her up, to offer up some lady ham!
But I think of her fondly because I am so forgiving, bless her little heart.
Mackenzie Phillips dated her producer Peter Asher and said he was liked degrading S&M sex and she was glad when she broke away from him and didn't have to do it anymore. She attended a lot of Linda's concerts with him but doesn't say anything about the huge amount of blow I'm sure they all did backstage.
Andrew Gold was a musical genius, incredibly gifted as a guitarist, singer, producer and songwriter. Linda co-wrote a song with him "Try Me Again" and also one with her dad "Lo Siento Mi Vida" both from "Hasten Down the Wind." But I can't think of any other songwriting credits for Linda. I know she produced a Jimmy Webb album.
Linda doesn't do coke now. When she did coke her weight was low, same thing with Nicks. Probably the ONLY reason those 2 were skinny then was the coke.
It is not well known but Linda has great composing chops, as in instrumental works, not songs.
When I asked Gayle McCormick if she was ever compared to Janis Joplin, she told me with some resignation and envy that she was compared to Linda.
"I knew she wouldn't gossip because that's not her style, but this will bomb precisely because of that."
Oh, R1: You and I travel to the beat of a different drum. You're more of a glittered out slit, snare or tom-tom drum. I'm more of a steel pan or talking drum. But I will beat you.
I want to read this!
"I wanted to poke her with a cattle prod and say 'Move it, bitch!"
Dolly on working with Linda in the studio
Linda started plumping up around That's New, right?
Were Linda and Nicolette Larson lesbian lovers?
Usually people write tell-all memoirs because they need money. I'm guessing Linda probably has enough revenue streams to keep her comfortable without resorting to that. Besides, if she started ratting people out it would give them incentives to do the same to her.
Yes, r20. Some people claimed that Linda had a thyroid problem, which caused her weight gain.
Or that's when she stopped coke
I kind of wish she kept the title "Heart Like a Wheel" - "Simple Dreams" is close to Tanya Tucker's book "Nickel Dreams"
[quote] Some people claimed that Linda had a thyroid problem, which caused her weight gain.
Apparently, one of the side-effects of having a thyroid problem is that it makes you eat mountains of donuts and gallons high-fructose corn syrup.
she's no Cher
Cher is and remains legend.
[quote]she's no Cher Cher is and remains legend.
It is a foolish to expect live singing from Cher, as it is to expect punctuation from her fans.
The book is number thirty on Amazon and will make the New York Times best sellers list.
Linda will be appearing on Rachel Ray (with guest host Regis) this Friday to discuss it.
I just purchased it on iTunes. I haven't been able to put the e-reader down, it's a very good biography. And, catch her interview on NPR, it's really interesting on her music life.
I heard the last half of that yesterday, R30, and it was a fascinating look at Linda. Terry asked some stupid questions, though, but Linda didn't get defensive like Keith Richards did when she asked him similarly stupid questions.
R22, she said she's broke in the Times.
Linda is so fucking boring.
It's very good thus far.
Mine came autographed in fried chicken grease.
I heard that she completely glosses over her many affairs. She also says nothing about her two adopted children. That's weird.
She did mention her relationship with Jerry Browne. She said he didn't do drugs or alcohol and was a very disciplined, stable person, which no doubt was a refreshing change from all the musicians and comedians and directors she was involved with.
great big fat singer
Not to turn this into a Cher thread, but when she was asked to sing a bit of the song she duets wih her mother on Georgia's album she replied "I don't sing for free!" I found that odd, since promoting your product is hardly singing for free. What she really meant was "I don't sing without my backing track!"
Ronstadt is every bit the legend Cher is, just minus the glitter.
[quote]Terry asked some stupid questions
She inadvertently signals when she's going to ask a stupid question. She always precedes it with a nervous giggle. It's annoying to the listener, but if you're a guest and know about her giggle habit, you get a few seconds to be prepared for a stupid question.
Sometimes I would make a trail of pork rinds leading out of the studio. That always freed up the mic.
Dolly "Lady Ham" Parton
R40 - and that's most of the time.
Linda insinuates that Jim Morrison beat his girlfriends.
Heart Like a Jalapeno Popper.
My copy arrived at the FedEx place near the airport. I should get it in the morning.
did she fuck any of the eagles?
[quote]Linda is great person by all acounts
Proof DL is stocked with elderly idiots.
She's a fat, mean cunt. She destroyed her career by burning every bridge she crossed.
On top of that, she's not even that talented. Once she lost whatever little sex appeal she had, no one gave a shit anymore.
How could she be broke? She's sending her adopted children to colleges, they're living off of her and she has a really expensive place in SF's Marina district & AZ.
I've had a little dip into the book. She suggests that she is allergic to alcohol (so doesn't drink) and that she only took coke once (as it made her nose bleed). She doesn't seem to address adopting her kids. The early deaths of a number of people whom I would have thought were close to her is hardly mentioned. From my little dip, it seems that she's suggesting that she in good health. Doesn't seem to have had many (if any) lovers. Overall, the book seems very light on (and is only 200 pages). I do, however, like the discography - which lists songs and writers.
Don't know if I'll bother to read it further
It goes into a lot of detail about the music and her career decisions, less about her personal life.
Doesn't seem to have have "many (if any) lovers?" Hoo boy, are you naïve. Linda has had plenty, even if she doesn't want to talk about them. Here are a few of her exes:
Assorted members of the Eagles
J. D. Souther
Jim Carrey (at the time he was 21; she was in her thirties)
George Lucas (she was engaged to him for a while)
She talks about Jerry Brown and Souther in the book. I'm not sure about many of the others.
[quote]Linda Ronstadt's book comes out
I didn't know her book was gay
Speaking of the eagles , Don Felder was beautiful.