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Talking Smack: Honest Conversations About Drugs

Andrew McMillen


9780702253232

Queensland Univ. Press


Music;
Cultural studies;
Drug & substance abuse: social aspects


Paperback

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Of all the creative industries, the most distinct link between drug use and creativity lies within music. The two elements seem to be intertwined, inseparable; that mythical phrase 'sex, drugs and rock and roll' has been bandied about with a wink and a grin for decades. But is it all smoke and mirrors, or does that cliché ring true for some of our best-known performers?

In this fascinating book, journalist Andrew McMillen talks with Australian musicians about their thoughts on - and experiences with - illicit, prescription and legal drugs. Through a series of in-depth and intimate interviews, he tells the stories of musicians who have bitten into the forbidden fruit and avoided choking. This isn't to say that stories of ruin and redemption are avoided - they're not. These celebrated artists have walked the straight-and-narrow path of alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and prescription medication, as well as the supposedly dark-and-crooked road of cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and methamphetamine.

By having conversations about something that's rarely discussed in public, and much less often dealt with honestly, McMillen explores the truths and realities of a contentious topic that isn't going away.

Talking Smack by Andrew McMillen at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney

Talking Smack by Andrew McMillen at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney

By:   Andrew McMillen
Imprint:   Queensland Univ. Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   364g
ISBN:   9780702253232
ISBN 10:   0702253235
Publication Date:   July 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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