Kiss the Sky: My Weekend in Monterey at the Greatest Concert Ever #2020

[Kiss the Sky: My Weekend in Monterey at the Greatest Concert Ever] >> Dusty Baker For his eighteenth birthday, Dusty Baker s parents gave him a great present Two tickets to the Monterey Pop Festival of June 1967, a three day event featuring than thirty bands, and use of the family station wagon for the weekend so young Dusty could drive down from Sacramento to the Monterey Bay Area He was another young person, trying to take it all in, sleeping oFor his eighteenth birthday, Dusty Baker s parents gave him a great present Two tickets to the Monterey Pop Festival of June 1967, a three day event featuring than thirty bands, and use of the family station wagon for the weekend so young Dusty could drive down from Sacramento to the Monterey Bay Area He was another young person, trying to take it all in, sleeping on the beach with his buddy, having the time of his life soaking up the vibe and every different musical style represented there Baker s lifelong love of music was set in motion, his wide ranging, eclectic tastes, everything from country to hip hop He also caught the Jimi Hendrix Experience, who put on such a show that to this day Baker calls Hendrix the most exciting performer he s ever seen He went on to years of friendship with musicians from B.B King and John Lee Hooker to Elvin Bishop This account grabs a reader from page one and never lets up.
Kiss the Sky My Weekend in Monterey at the Greatest Concert Ever For his eighteenth birthday Dusty Baker s parents gave him a great present Two tickets to the Monterey Pop Festival of June a three day event featuring than thirty bands and use of the family

  • Title: Kiss the Sky: My Weekend in Monterey at the Greatest Concert Ever
  • Author: Dusty Baker
  • ISBN: 9780985419080
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Dusty Baker

    Johnnie B Baker Jr known since youth as Dusty, was born in Riverside, California, and went to high school at Del Campo High near Sacramento He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the June 1967 amateur draft and went on to a nineteen year Major League Baseball career, finishing with career marks of 242 home runs, 1,013 RBIs and a.278 batting average During his ten seasons managing the San Francisco Giants starting in 1993, he was a three time Manager of the Year and took the team to the 2002 World Series He also managed the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds He lives near Sacramento with his wife, Melissa, and son, Darren, and has his own energy company, Baker Energy Team This is his first book.

    201 Comment

    • Mark Stevens said:
      Aug 10, 2020 - 01:36 AM

      Um, yes, that Dusty Baker The writer is the former hard hitting outfielder Braves and Dodgers and long time manager Giants, Cubs, Reds, Nationals.First, what a great idea for a series of books Second, this should make anyone a Dusty Baker fan he comes across as a very likable, laid back guy.Third, the subtitle is a bit misleading Yes, he was at the Monterey Pop Festival as a teenager And, yes, he was there as an enthusiastic music fan with a wide range of tastes But the festival comes and goes i [...]

    • Jesus Portillo said:
      Aug 10, 2020 - 01:36 AM

      This book is a fun read, especially for people who were young during the 60 s and 70 s Lots of great stories about music, musicians and baseball Not surprising that I have a better admiration for Dusty Baker I share his love for music and the musicians of the time And I enjoyed reading about his baseball career What IS surprising for me is a new respect for the Atlanta Braves The Braves signed Satchel Page to a major league contract when he was in his 60 s They kept him on their roster for 3 mon [...]

    • Brian Guevara said:
      Aug 10, 2020 - 01:36 AM

      Forgot to update This is an incredibly quick read that I nearly finished on a 4 hour flight from Chicago to San Francisco And took me 10 days to pick it up and finish Great book to get me started to enjoy reading again For me, hearing about all the past great music legends Santana, Jimi, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker to name a few Dusty had encountered during a time in American music history is quite impressive But also it coincides with a time of racial strife in this country Being a sports fan [...]

    • Mark Simon said:
      Aug 10, 2020 - 01:36 AM

      Solid 4 stars Dusty Baker uses a concert as a springboard to talk about how much music impacted his life I previously worked with Dusty for a year and have covered his teams on a few occasions i knew he was an interesting person, but didn t know the depths of his knowledge This book is a nice simple short read and you can enjoy it without knowing all the musical references it definitely helps to know some.

    • Spiros said:
      Aug 10, 2020 - 01:36 AM

      A fun read, and a perfect antidote toThe Big Wheel Rock Roll and Roadside Attractions, which I interrupted to read this slight volume Unlike Bruce Thomas, Dusty will never be mistaken for a writer there is a feeling that this was actually dictated, as if Dusty is rapping with us about his past, which is refreshing.

    • Heather Semb said:
      Aug 10, 2020 - 01:36 AM

      Dusty Baker s early on experience about listening to live music is a really inspiring story to read While I was sitting on the library house door steps, I realized that I was reading about someone s life It occurred to me how natural the writing flowed throughout the book and how much I could appreciate a story about a life changing experience I ve been listening to Jimi Hendrix music on a garage sale cd for awhile, so that aspect of the book peeked my interest After having just met the author, [...]

    • Glen U said:
      Aug 10, 2020 - 01:36 AM

      An interesting book by a good ballplayer, a good manager, but a horrible writer Filled with a lot of name dropping and bad comparisons between baseball and music, this was not what I wanted to read I had hoped for a little historical content on the Monterey Pop Festival and the late sixties music scene but had to settle for baseball anecdotes and Dusty Bakers take on life Really not worth the two hours spent in reading this short and not so sweet semi biography.

    • Daniel Paisner said:
      Aug 10, 2020 - 01:36 AM

      so glad I found this sweet little book by Dusty Baker probably the only big league manager who s eaten sandwiches with Jimmy Carter at the Governor s mansion in Georgia, gone fishing with Elvin Bishop and smoked a joint with Jiimi Hendrix really a gently evocative slice of life memoir that leaves you wanting to talk baseball and tunes with the author into the wee hours

    • Dave Jordan said:
      Aug 10, 2020 - 01:36 AM

      Fairly quick read Some very interesting stories Book actually gets better as you continue will definitely have you searching down the internet rabbit hole for details about Monterey Apparently it s the first of a 1st person series related to music Will be on the lookout for the next release.

    • Alan said:
      Aug 10, 2020 - 01:36 AM

      nice ,easy biopic of growing up to be a ballplayer with music as another first love Clear,direct, almost simple but appealing

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