Recommending Jolly Lad by John Doran.
A redemptive memoir from a very cool UK music journalist aged about 44. So, there's some great stuff that i am sure will chime with many here. I know he is or has been a Spiritualized fan.
In fact there's a line n their that goes something along the lines of: "What's the difference between Jason Pierce and Shaun Ryder? A coiuple of tangerines and an avacado every day".
Early copies come with a CD of stuff (spoken word/electronics) which didn't much appeal to me on first listen but will be investigated further.
And the blurb from the link above....
Jolly Lad is about gentrification; being diagnosed bipolar; attending Alcoholics Anonymous; living in a block of flats on a housing estate in London; the psychological damage done by psychedelic drugs; depression; DJing; factory work; friendship; growing old; hallucinations; street violence and obsessive behaviour – especially regarding music