Marcus O’Dair is a freelance journalist and broadcaster, who has written for The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Financial Times, and magazines including Word, The Wire, Plan B, Downbeat and The Idler. Marcus also presents The Independent’s music podcast.
A must have for all fans of the Hitchhikers series and also the perfect book for those who know nothing about them and would like to know (well, and actually reading the books helps with that) but this is a great book to dip in to and gives you a rundown on all the stories so far, goes some way to explaining some of the weird and wonderful concepts of the books and gives some interesting facts and stories about Douglas Adams himself.The perfect gift for any Hitchhiker fan.
Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with Pink Floyd and toured America with Jimi Hendrix. He brought a Bohemian and jazz outlook to the 60s rock scene, having honed his drumming skills in a shed at the end of Robert Graves' garden in Mallorca. His life took an abrupt turn after he fell from a fourth-floor window at a party and was paralysed from the waist down. He reinvented himself as a singer and composer with the extraordinary album Rock Bottom, and in the early eighties his solo work was increasingly political. Today, Wyatt remains perennially hip, guesting with artists such as Bjork, Brian Eno, Scritti Politti, David Gilmour and Hot Chip. Marcus O'Dair has talked to all of them, indeed to just about everyone who has shaped, or been shaped by, Wyatt over five decades of music history.