Take It From The Top: Graham Parker

carpfishing“The news came as quite a shock to me. I’d just gone down to the Indian store on Westbourne Grove to pick up a pint of milk and some bread for toast when the headline on the Daily Mirror displayed in a rack of papers across the road outside the newsagents caught my eye: MICK JAGGER DEAD, it screamed across the rain-soaked street.”

(Graham Parker’s “Me and the Stones” from “Carp Fishing on Valium and Other Tales of the Stranger Road Traveled,” 2000)

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