RaveAir MailBlackwell (working with journalist Paul Morley) has written a highly entertaining, rapid-fire, hard-to-put-down memoir. The record producer/label founder/hotelier/film producer takes us on a rip-roaring ride through the 60s, 70s, and 80s, the most exciting years in popular music ... Disclaimer: I’ve known Blackwell for many years and have shared adventures with him. I could be biased. But I think I’m just impressed ... The Islander is packed with juicy stories about the rise of rock music in the 60s and 70s ... Blackwell’s story puts us in the company of a businessman who was as ethical as he was fun and strong-willed. He also has incredibly good taste ... The Islander is 320 pages long. I could have read 320 more.
PositiveAir Mail... haunting, perfectly titled ... a chilling travelogue through modern Burma intertwined with helpful historical context ... Kipling described the country as \'quite unlike any land you know about.\' Eimer’s reporting could blow Kipling’s mind ... Eimer goes where few foreigners do, tearing down dirt roads on the back of a motorcycle ... A good listener with an eye for the incongruous, Eimer convenes a peculiar, oddball cast including rebel generals, a disenfranchised princess, a prophet who speaks directly to God, and a Tibetan in the Burmese Himalayas who says he’d rather be in Tibet ... riveting, though I wished the author had included some interviews with Burmese entrepreneurs and activists, and a few more with artists and educators—people closer to the inside. In a land as varied as Burma good things are happening, too. He might have found some reasons for hope.