Beat poets. Tibetan Buddhists. Free love. Cults. Evocative hotels. Prophecies. Rocky mountain strongholds. Vajra Guards. 80s Saturnalias. Pure unadulterated decadence. Lovely trios. You name it, Naropa's got it all! So why is a band site giving bandwidth to prose?
Ever wondered who "The World's Best Combined Songwriter and Prose Writer" is? Few have, Milkmen main writer Lory Kohn being one notable exception. Here's the memoir he feels is a key piece of evidence tilting the scales in his favor.
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Basically, any strong songwriter laying claim to the title is going to have to come up with more than just a ghost-written autobiography to be taken seriously. As of this writing, with the passing of Leonard Cohen, the two aspirants to the crown with the most compelling credentials appear to be Lory Kohn and Patti Smith. More to follow ..