A Musical Education: Stories in the Key of All Right is the second work of non-fiction by Christian Adams and the first to be published by Black Sunshine Media. The eBook includes over 100 photographs and is available from Barnes & Noble and Amazon Kindle.
A Musical Education is an amorous and gritty collection of 11 stories based (in some cases, loosely) upon the author’s experiences both within and without music. More than half of the stories have been published previously on BSM and are available for free (click on linked titles).
“Fourteen Thousand Screaming Japanese Girls Can’t Be Wrong”
Christmas 1978: A budding young drummer at age 10, the author trades his complete-ist collection of Kiss records and merchandise for two albums that would change and shape the direction of his life forever: Cheap Trick’s At Budokan and Heaven Tonight.
Adams drops a lot of LSD and winds up dropping out of college, but not before taking several amazing journeys which include sleeping on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, hitch-hiking, a single-engine Cessna, and drug deals gone horribly wrong.
Now in his early 20s, the author is the front man for a local rock band which has set up shop in a ranch-style house in Darien, IL. Not exactly known for his good judgement, Adams frequently finds himself on the wrong end of the law, losing his driver’s license and spending a few hours in the DuPage County Jail.
“Rock Over London, Rock On Wesley Willis”
“Monkey Steals the Peach, No Blame”
“One Night in Bangkok”
A line from the Murray Head song, “One Night in Bangkok” goes: You can’t be too careful with your company. Adams probably should have bought that Murray Head record and really listened to it back in 1985 when it came out.
“Does a Man Really Need a Maid?”
“Rock at 44”
It’s all over for him now – or is it? Adams looks back, back, back…and winds up seeing into the future.