Recommended reading

Dear friends,

Happy 2011! That’s hard to get your mind around isn’t it? I thought we would all be wearing space suits by now:) I wish you the very best!

For what it’s worth, here are some books I recommend:

  • Crush it! Gary Vaynerchuk
  • The Indie Band Survival Guide, Randy Chertkow & Jason Feehan
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff..and it’s all small stuff: Richard Carlson, PH.D.
  • Too soon old, too late smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now: Gordon Livingston
  • Writing down the bones: Natalie Goldberg
  • Here, There and Everywhere: Geoff Emerick and Howard Massey
  • Conversations with Tom Petty: with Paul Zollo
  • Songwriters on Songwriting: Paul Zollo
  • Wouldn’t it be nice, Brian Wilson and the making of Pet Sounds: Charles L. Granata
  • Room full of mirrors, A biography of Jimi Hendrix: Charles R. Cross
  • Paul McCartney, Many years from now: Barry Miles
  • The Replacements, All over but the shouting: Walsh
  • The Complete Singer/ Songwriter: Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers
  • I don’t need a record deal: Daylle Deanna Schwartz
  • The Songwriters & Musicians Guide to Nashville: Sherry Bond
  • Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography
  • What Color is your parachute? Bolles
  • Eat to live: Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
  • Proverbs: King Solomon

I’ll probably think of some more later:)

All the best,

Floyd

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About chrisfloyd1

Chris Floyd is an American Singer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He has recorded with: Grammy winning Producer: Scott Mathews (John Hiatt, Rodney Crowell, Chuck Prophet, etc.) Engineer/Producer: Tom Leukens. (Kronos Quartet, Metallica, Sammy Hagar etc.) Engineer/ Producer: Dave Pensado. (The Black Eyed Peas, Elton John, Jamiroquai, etc.) Engineer/Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist: Scott Nuebert (Hal Ketchum, Trace Adkins) His songs have been licensed globally and were featured in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. Chris Floyd has performed with: Gary Allen (J.J. Cale) Roger Miller (Oak Ridge Boys) Dave Payton ( Mylon Lefevre) Jay Weaver ( Dolly Parton ) Eric Heatherly, Randy Delay (Georgia Satellites) Rob Lumbard (Two Bobs and a Babe) T.J. Erhardt (The Nace Brothers) and Charles Williams. ( Col Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit) Chris explains, “I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and back in the day, I bought this bass from Peter Stroud (guitarist for Sheryl Crow and Don Henley) and took his advice. Go west young man! I headed out to the Midwest and got a ton of playing experience.” Released: Floyd Mercy: 'Tiki Town Sessions' 2000 (Producers: Scott Mathews & Chris Floyd a.k.a Floyd Mercy) 2007 Produced Ronny Criss, 'Mercy Mechanics.’ April 2009 Chris Floyd released ‘For the love of the game’ and 'Nashville Co-writes: Songs of Chris Floyd, Ronny Criss, and Rebecca Hosking.' 2010 released 'Gravity & Divinity', 'Sightseeing', and 'It's the Holiday' remaster single. 2011 released: 'Momentary Zen', 'The Comeback Kid', and 'Tiki Town Sessions.' (with bonus tracks) It's all for the love of the game.
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