Been So Long is a neon soaked, modern day romance set on the streets of London's musical hot-bed of Camden. Wondering if Been So Long is OK for your kids? Category Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Been So Long - Funk Nasty on AllMusic - 2005 How this book made it past an editor's desk is beyond me. She's a diligent, caring mom who works hard but is lonely. Does it add to the story or feel intrusive? I enjoyed reading this tome but a few things got in the way of five star endorsement. Who among us might recollect that glorious experiment in living? Being on the tail end of the baby boom, by the time I wanted to be a hippie, it was too late for that. I am a huge Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna fan. ; Frequently Asked Questions; Tools for Parents. Vulgar descriptions of sex. There were parts that I thought warranted a little more space, depth, and thoughtfulness - particularly the section (s) about Jefferson Airplane. Ultimately, they reconcile and seem to genuinely respect each other. It would have been interesting to have heard about threads, commonality, insights, learnings from these experiences. Daughter Mandy is bright and insightful. He talks about how what became the Fur Peace Ranch came to him by chance and how he just saw the land and decided on the spot this was the place. Vienna Lager: Fire in the Glass. ... ‘Been So Long’ Tinge Krishnan's upbeat, London-set musical romance is a mixed bag galvanized by Michaela Coel and Arinzé Kene's star chemistry. Searching for streaming and purchasing options ... Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. I think my becoming more familiar with him was from some of his great Americana/blues solo work. I love Jorma and his music. I think my becoming more familiar with him was from some of his great Americana/blues solo work. He was given a musical instrument from a young age, and played incessantly. Mr Kaukonen was a founding member of Jefferson Airplane (he came up with the name) and Hot Tuna. It’s a great read. I received this book as a gift before I had even been aware that Jorma Kaukonen, one of my true musical heroes, had written a memoir. His voice has a feeling of openness, honesty and authenticity as he describes the forces that drove his development as an artist and a person: his love of music, his perpetual drive for self betterment, his reflective thought process and of course the character flaws. That one of the greatest musicians and songwriters - such an artist! Somewhere in there, I remember sitting at home with my transistor radio up to my ear, listening to 77 WABC (ding! Watch Been So Long online in the UK: Netflix UK / All 4 . I enjoyed this book. Frequently Asked Questions; Tools for Parents. I eagerly anticipated reading it and I found it a satisfying read. North London at dawn or dusk is made to look like a magical world, in spite of the rubbish-strewn streets. The second part of his life was the usual rock and roll musician drugs and groupies story that I’m so over. The music is decent but ultimately forgettable and the actors are good but not necessarily the best singers. I always liked lead guitarist Jorma Kaukonen’s guitar playing. While this may not rate as one of the greatest memoirs of it's time Jorma took Socrates dictum "An unexamined life is not worth living" to heart with this effort. What a transformation Cavill has undergone through the years. Now I can't wait for Hot Tuna to come around again! It's not only disorganized but also maddeningly repetitive. But it’s been so long in the making, partly due to pandemic interruptions and partly down to Robert’s discovery, during the cast medical, that he had a serious, life-threatening heart condition. Undoubtedly, his musical facilities were intact at that time. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In BEEN SO LONG, Simone (Michaela Coel) is a smart, beautiful hairdresser lovingly raising her 9-year-old, wheelchair-bound daughter without a father.We later learn that in his formerly drug-addicted addled condition, the dad had wanted Simone to have an abortion. What to Watch, Read, and Play While Your Kids Are Stuck Indoors, Common Sense Selections for family entertainment, Check out new Common Sense Selections for games, Teachers: Find the best edtech tools for your classroom with in-depth expert reviews, Cómo hablar con los niños sobre la violencia en el Capitolio de los Estados Unidos, Actividades de bienestar para el invierno, Which Side of History? Grace Slick's voice certainly commands your attention from the start, but what captured the imagination of this 11-year-old in his first year of guitar lessons was the incendiary solo that, in an era of fade-outs, brings the song to a startlingly definitive conclusion. We hop and skip around and gain knowledge about ourselves at the most unexpected times and often, or mostly, this is out of sequence. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Been So Long - Toni Lynn Washington on AllMusic - 2003 - Since coming back on the national blues/R&B scene… Somewhere in there, I remember sitting at home with my transistor radio up to my ear, listening to 77 WABC (ding! The conceit was that there was too much experience crammed into too-few years; many of us who thrived and jived on the wide, permissive mores of the Sixties ought to still be overwhelmed, asking ourselves what happened. Party girl and best friend Yvonne pushes Simone to break out of her caretaker mode and have some sexual fun. I would recommend it highly to anyone who is either a fan of that music, or is interested in people who recover and turn their life around. Refresh and try again. But it is also the story of a man who screwed up his life with booze and drugs, yet eventually found recovery and peace. We’d love your help. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. The Haunting of Husselbee. I had an inkling of some of Jorma's life struggles and it's heartening to read about how things have come together for him. We later learn that in his formerly drug-addicted addled condition, the dad had wanted Simone to have an abortion. August 28th 2018 This was an excellent read! Very interesting book which is Jorma's memoir covering 70+ years of this family personal musical life. Musical masterpiece tackles race, with some violence. St. Martins's Press is a reputable outfit so I'm surprised that some things slipped by - there were many instances of repeated phrases, some. He writes much more about his father's uncle than he does about Grace Slick (and he completely ignores the sexual relationship they had.) His childhood was magical and so interesting. Grace Slick's voice certainly commands your attention from the start, but wh. The is a no holds barred memoir dealing with his highs and his lows. See our. He remembers all the musicians he has played with and the instruments and vehicles in his life. This is Jorma's story in his own words. The book also has the lyrics to Jorma’s songs from the Airplane to the present. I read most of the book while I was on my winter break and it's a great choice for a time like that. Do you think Simone can be both a good single parent and also an adult with a personal life? Suggest an update to this review, Don't give up on love. Jorma Kaukonen just didn't register with me. TL/DR: Those who want gig stories and party tales should move along. Jorma lived in several countries as a youth during his father's various postings. The first half of the book all I could think about was how much I really didn't like the man, Jorma and how many cliches were in his writing. He was very versatile, playing hard psychedelic rock music, blues and the softer dreamy sounds. 40 distinct works • Similar authors I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1) 3.82 avg rating — 177,530 ratings — published 2006 — 63 editions See something that needs to be addressed? ... Jens Hart, der neue Song von ROCK AGE " WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN SO LONG" Jens Hart mit Spezial Guest Gitarrist FRANK DIEZ. He led an interesting childhood with his father working at the State Department, which saw the family living in Europe, Pakistan, and the Philippines at various times, shifting back and forth from the US. The book also has the lyrics to Jorma’s songs from the Airplane to the present. I never had the chance to talk to him, but plan on heading to the Fur Peace ranch sometime. Unlike almost all other superhero movies (except Deadpool), it's rated R, so expect a lot of very edgy material. My biggest problem, overall was that the book is extremely chronological. Even before his time in The Airplane, he lived a varied life on several continents. The conceit was that there was too much experience crammed into too-few years; many of us who thrived and jived on the wide, permissive mores of the Sixties ought to still be overwhelmed, asking ourselves what happened. He is a Survivor. ", Bit of a disappointment. For nearly 40 years I have listened to Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane, but mostly Tuna. Been So Long was one of the best movies of this year's London Film Festival. Adults drink alcohol and smoke marijuana. Jorma was responsible, in part, for some really great music, but I knew there was more to the story that I had not known, so I was eager to read this. Jorm. I didn't know that he and Jack Casady were boyhood friends. He blames himself as well as his partner, Margareeta as being too young and not wanting to get the help needed when they were together. Simone's fun-loving best friend Yvonne (Ronke Adekoluejo) expresses her own "horniness" but also thinks Simone has been out of circulation for long enough and, after hiring a babysitter, drags Simone to a bar. What is most interesting is Jorma’s reflections on his amazing life and his memories of the events in his life. Couples kiss and have sex but no body parts are shown. by Ronald Paxton. I also met his girlfriend at a dead show in Rochester, NY, so Jorma kept appearing in my life ,learned to love his songs and playing. So it may serve as a warning to those who tell themselves, "I can handle [fill in the substance], I'll be fine," as so many did, back in those days. Coel and Kene are two beautiful, compelling actors who sing and dance well and seem perfectly matched as a couple. Melissa Albert Recommends YA Tales Where the Real World Gets Real Magical. I note that Jorma is a gearhead of the highest order; many pages of the book are devoted to sharing the specs of a motorcycle, guitar, or some other machine. I am a Deadhead. The grandson of Finnish and Russian-Jewish immigrants whose formative years were spent abroad with his American-born diplomat father, Jorma channeled his life experiences—from his coming-of-age in Pakistan and the Philippines to his early gigs with Jack Ca… Characters break into song and dance to express their emotions. I also listened to the audio book, which is read by Jorma. The kicker is that he doesn't really offer a lot of insight into his famous bandmates in Jefferson Airplane. I was interested in reading his book because of the brilliant music Kaukonen created during the period from 1969 to the late seventies. Jorma Kaukonen just didn't register with me. The third part, his life with Vanessa, is a fascinating journey to read. If anything, it makes me realize that I might have missed the moment even if I had been there. Been So Long by Adrienne Thompson is actually a love-triangle involving Mona-Lisa Dandridge and two other gentlemen. I can do no better than that. I really enjoyed this book, but I am biased. Both versions include 5 tracks by Jorma of recently recorded songs, with. Because of that, I was exposed to much great music. Our ratings are based on child development best practices. Yes! I have a long appreciation for his music and I have looked forward to this book. I have learned much from him and he has helped me become a capable guitar player. There's an old joke that goes "If you can remember the Sixties, you weren't there." As a member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna Jorma Kaukonen might be dismissed as a typical 1960's musician, who went through many of the excesses of the 60's and 70's but decisions to get clean and sober and face up to adult responsibilities in the 1990's have allowed him an exceptionally long career as a singer, songwriter and fingerstyle guitar player, teacher and venue owner. Been So Long is a neon soaked, modern day romance set on the streets of London’s musical hot-bed of Camden. And, it feels intentional. I've read a number of musician autobiographies over the years and unlike many others, here's a guy who is relatively less full of himself than his peers and has the humility to share personal feelings and personal failures without excuses or pretension. The middle third of the book - more, actually - described travel, drug use and bad relationship decisions. Jorma Kaukonen finds much to be happy about, much to regret, and much occasion for guilt. The kicker is that he doesn't really offer a lot of insight into his famous bandmates in Jefferson Airplane. 12. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I tend to think he probably shouldn't have even written a book. - Age Rating: PG - 1182 Comments. If on the other hand, you really enjoy his more recent music, there is more detailed information on the musical aspect of his later work. For his fans, in whatever form, there is more than a little something for everyone. ), and hearing, for the first time, Somebody to Love. A dedicated single mother who, on an unusual night on the town, is … I saw Jorma & Jack Cassady as the more recent incarnation of Hot Tuna at the House of Blues in Boston back in 2015/16 or so--along with Steve Earle. Rating is available when the video has been rented. I adore the man, the voice, the playing, the songs. Albums include The Doo Wop Box, Been So Long / My One and Only Dream, and So Far Away / … I highly recommend this book and hope that it finds a wide audience. I have heard him play at various clubs years before I really knew anything about him or his music this in the early 80s. Maybe he still wants to gro. When she meets a handsome stranger at a pub, she will only date him after learning if he's nice to his mother, if he's employed, if he's free of drug issues, if he seems reliable. Adults drink alcohol and smoke marijuana. I always liked to expand my musical horizons and it was often via music somewhat associated with the Dead. Anil Kapoor has been making headlines and how. Neville Brothers, reggae, Allman Brothers, etc. He has also had a long and successful solo career spanning 5 decades and entering the 6th. - would choose to write long, unhelpful passages about the stuff (cars, motorcycles, guitars, amps) and steer clear from any depth of introspection about his relationship with any other people (beyond the most superficial level) or the creative process, is just so disappointing. If anything, it makes me realize that I might have missed the moment even if I had been there. As for the "life" part of it, I have to agree with a number of other reviewers observation that Kaukonen does not come across well for the most part. Before this point I encountered many glitches particularly in shipping resources around that had me micro managing computer errors, while macro managing the spread of the worlds. It’s been so long that the last time I saw her, Eifel 65 played on the radio practically on repeat. While this may not rate as one of the greatest memoirs of it's time Jorma took Socrates dictum "An unexamined life is not worth living" to heart with this effort. Couples have sex but no body parts are shown. The movie also portrays an admirable and aspirational world of easy interracial social interaction where blacks and whites mingle at bars, have deep friendships, and fall in love without criticism or stigma. So I figured reading this would be a nice consolation prize: I could hear all about it from someone who was right there at the legendary center of it all. Start by marking “Been So Long: My Life and Music” as Want to Read: Error rating book. There were repeated descriptions of "well that's her story (or his) not mine" but it created a halt in the flow and made me wonder what the value of that approach was imagined to be. Thank you for your support. Been So Long is a likable movie with a big heart. Do you think the father of Simone's child, a recovering addict who now wants to take responsibility for his abandoned daughter, should be given the chance to participate in the child's life? There was so much going on among them that it kept my interest (and actually read the book in 4 hours). Cocaine, pills, and ketamine are all mentioned. Still, the book does offer a peak into. Where to Find Ratings Whether online or in-store, here is where you can find our ratings. I have personally cherished Jorma's album “Blue Country Heart” since its release in 2002. I have been supporting Jorma’s career for 50 years. It’s like he rediscovered the curious child that was in him all along. I have been supporting Jorma’s career for 50 years. Raymond objects when a party girl takes selfies with a woman sleeping on a city bus. Maybe he still wants to grow as a musician and maybe he hopes to make some money too, but it feels like more of a spilling out of his mistakes and wrongs with a hope that the river of time he has left on this earth will be more peaceful and filled with more kindness and true love. Thankfully, Been So Long also has a leavening strain of gentle and ironic humour. A strangely heartwarming and heartbreaking book in a charming way. Reviews; Oct 20, 2018 9:08am PT. It's worth noting up front that the musician, a stalwart figure who preferred to remain in the background, quiet though attentive while fellow JA members Grace Slick and Paul Kanter did the many media interviews admits early on that the book is composed of his recollections of how he remembers events transpired, but that some of what he's recounting might be vague or incomplete in the telling. Jorma Kaukonen, founding member of and lead guitarist for the definitive 60s/San Francisco band Jefferson Airplane, remembers and brings his recollections together in a new memoir Been So Long: My Life and Music. He offers compelling insights into the genesis of Jefferson Airplane along with his contributions and performers that have made up Hot Tuna over the years w/o divulging how the bands' name originated. Those 60 and over go ha-ha, ho-ho, I get it, too many flashbacks, too many bong hits, far too many uppers to balance all those downers, and, too many long drum solos. I was a big Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna fan when I was a teen back in the late 1960s, early 1970s. Your privacy is important to us. Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. Cocaine, pills, and ketamine are all mentioned. Bit of a disappointment. He's one of my guitar heroes and I will always think of him, I have a handful and a half of indelible music memories from the 1960s, starting with The Beatles on Ed Sullivan (trite but true) and ending with all the hippies walking down the road past my bungalow colony to Woodstock, which took place a few miles away. 12. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. Both versions include 5 tracks by Jorma of recently recorded songs, with. Thinking that the girl he liked was stolen years before by Raymond, Gil stalks his supposed rival and threatens him with a knife, until they become friends. I understood he wanted to call it "Hot Shit"(which it is) but when that didn't fly with his label it was changed to Hot Tuna but that's. I enjoyed reading this tome but a few things got in the way of five star endorsement. I became interested in Jorma Kaukonen in his post Jefferson Airplane & Hot Tuna years--though I always liked Hot Tuna's tunes. If I were Jorma Kaukonen, I wouldn't have written this book. Jorma was responsible, in part, for some really great music, but I k. This is the autobiography of a musician who experienced the psychedelic 60s and lived to tell about it. For some reason I’ve always been interested in Jorma’s life ,being a fan of SF rock scene and I’m glad he wrote a book. Someone overdoses on ketamine. Ratings Process Find out how we assign age and content ratings. Mama's Biscuits. For his fans, in whatever form, there is more than a little something for everyone. I truly wanted and expected to love this book. Whoa. He felt this childhood led him to cope with life as a traveling musician. I found myself very disappointed the book doesn't provide more insight int. There aren't any reviews yet. Couples dance sensually. The first half of the book all I could think about was how much I really didn't like the man, Jorma and how many cliches were in his writing. By the time he finally gets cleaned up, I'd already lost interest, but I am glad that he appears to have a better life now (thanks to 12 steps). Jorma's book helps us all to remember that experience may be necessary for wisdom, but without the passion for improvement and the courage for honesty, a persons experiences may not simply lead to wisdom. I initially wanted to read it because I have been a big fan of Jefferson Airplane since the 1960s, and then a big fan of Hot Tuna, the band Jorma put together with Jack Casady as the Airplane was imploding. Do you think Simone was being fair to the father and to the daughter by banning him? It was well paced and well balanced. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. But the story of him turning his life around ended up being at least as important to me. I understood he wanted to call it "Hot Shit"(which it is) but when that didn't fly with his label it was changed to Hot Tuna but that's just my version. I wish I hadn't read the book. Parents need to know that Been So Long is an unusual combination. Simone's fun-loving best friend Yvonne (Ronke Adekoluejo) expresses her own "horniness" but also thinks Simone has been out … Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. Romcom-musical about single mom has sex and language. As they get to know each other better, a strong bond and attraction grows. Raymond is a caring guy who made a stupid youthful error that got him jail time but who now wants to prove to Simone that he's worthy of her love. Directed by Tinge Krishnan. There were parts that I thought warranted a little more space, depth, and thoughtfulness - particularly the section (s) about Jefferson Airplane. They flirt. He goes through his first marriage when he was quite young. Updated: 13 Jan 2021, 06:27 AM IST Rahul Matthan. I have learned much from him and he has helped me become a capable guitar player. A woman drags a messenger at her office into the copy room to have sex. Loved when they played together at the end of the show. Jorma doesn't hide that he had struggles, but he seemed to deal with them so casually. I hadn't previously known about his somewhat unusual childhood and the diversity of his family background. Simone's friend wants her to have a social and sexual life in addition to being a devoted mother. I'm giving his bio 3-1/2 stars in my Reading Log. With Michaela Coel, Mya Lewis, Arinzé Kene, George MacKay. The writing is pretty much what you would expect from a guy who took a lot of drugs in the 60s. No finer album has been released since. Welcome back. Loved when they played. I eagerly anticipated reading it and I found it a satisfying read. Yvonne approaches a handsome man at the bar named Raymond (Arinze Kene), but Raymond is interested only in Simone. It's a frank love story, complete with candid, even coarse talk about sex, and a heartfelt musical in which characters break into emotional song-soliloquies accompanied by choreography to describe inner turmoil. The book comes across as a running account of how absent he was from his own life, which he attributes to drug and alcohol abuse. How this book made it past an editor's desk is beyond me. CD included in the book. His voice has a feeling of openness, honesty and authenticity as he describes the forces that drove his development as an artist and a person: his love of music, his perpetual drive for self betterment, his reflective thought process and of course the character flaws. ... It’s been almost twenty years. I guess it was not officially called a memoir and the tag line is "My Life and Music" which is true but it would have been a more compelling read if the time line was non-linear because let's face it - that is how memory works. Lyrics include, "Grind a man, pound a man." That in turn got me more interested in his Hot Tuna years. He writes much more about his father's uncle than he does about Grace Slick (and he completely ignores the sexual relationship they had.) It's not only disorganized but also maddeningly repetitive. Profound, beautiful film about love and creativity. I have a handful and a half of indelible music memories from the 1960s, starting with The Beatles on Ed Sullivan (trite but true) and ending with all the hippies walking down the road past my bungalow colony to Woodstock, which took place a few miles away. Why? I love his songs (maybe not the lyric so much, but I love to hear him sing and play). This was an excellent read! But as I got deeper in the book, and realized what a personal story he was telling, and how he genuinely seemed to be laying out all his flaws with a hope that he could grow as a human I figured I'd offer him some forgiveness. Scant praise, I know, and having read several of the “reviews” posted here and elsewhere it’s clear that most people want to read about Jefferson Airplane instead. The book comes across as a running account of how absent he was from his own life, which he attributes to drug and alcohol. We follow Simone (Michaela Coel), a dedicated single mother who, on a rare night on the town is charmed by a handsome yet troubled stranger, Raymond (Arinzé Kene), igniting old and new feelings. It was bleak and got tedious after a while. Sadly I found it inexplicably dull and often trite. The Pastels discography and songs: Music profile for The Pastels, formed 1954. He has also had a long and successful solo career spanning 5 decades and entering the 6th. He offers compelling insights into the genesis of Jefferson Airplane along with his contributions and performers that have made up Hot Tuna over the years w/o divulging how the bands' name originated. Been So Long Tinge Krishnan (2018) 99min. Jorma believes in God’s interventions in his life and points out times when he could have died, but survived because of God. She drags Simone out to a bar where they meet Raymond, who's immediately attracted to Simone. And although it was a very dysfunctional relationship, that first marriage lasted 20 years. I have a handful and a half of indelible music memories from the 1960s, starting with The Beatles on Ed Sullivan (trite but true) and ending with all the hippies walking down the road past my bungalow colony to Woodstock, which took place a few miles away. But don't ask me-ask the people who were at … The musical is enjoying something of a golden year, with brand new gems arriving on British stages and screens ranging from Hamilton and The Greatest Showman to … Been So Long is among the best rock star memoirs I’ve read. I was never a big Hot Tuna fan, but of course that was Jorma’s band far longer than he was in JA. "Friendship ain't a friendship until it's tested.". Parental Controls Learn how to manage your family’s video game and device use. - would choose to write long, unhelpful passages about the stuff (cars, motorcycles, guitars, amps) and steer clear from any depth of introspection about his relationship with any other people (beyond the most superficial level) or the creative process, is just so disappointing. Jorma Kaukonen first showed up on the national stage as one of the original San Francisco hippie guitar players in the 1960's. Did you like that characters in Been So Long broke into song and dance to express their emotions? Tuna opened for the Allmans at MPP then I saw them at the Beacon later in the year (Derek Trucks opened). He sings and plays guitar. Despite the strong attraction, Simone will only take Raymond's number and will go no further. A contemporary romantic musical set in Camden, north London, it is based on the original … Have always loved his lyrics and melodies and playing. Common Sense and other associated names and logos are trademarks of Common Sense Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (FEIN: 41-2024986). It made its points really well and got the essence of London. After reading the book, I find it absolutely amazing that he was able to be so creative considering he apparently remembers so little about this time period that it is covered in just 23 pages out of the 288 pages of the book. 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