The awesome, new Twin Cities music magazine, Reveille has a preview of Jim Walsh’s forthcoming The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting: An Oral History (due out in November).
In the piece, Andrea Myers interviews Walsh about the first time he ever saw the ‘Mats, the book, and staying in touch with the boys from the band, including Paul Westerberg. Here’s my favorite bit:
Walsh: Paul and I stay in touch over the cosmic transom. We trade phone calls now and then. We’ve been through a lot together—weddings, parties, births, divorces, deaths, everything in between. I love him, always will. He saved my life so many times, through his music and his sense of humor, and just letting me know I wasn’t alone in feeling alone in a crowd, etc. I always look for Chris at Twins games; I was there last night. Slim is a touchstone for me, I can call him up and get a dose of grounding/wisdom/love. I’m in touch with Tommy’s ex-wife and girlfriend more than him, and they are aces. Beautiful, dark-haired Scottish/Irish lasses.
No one has seen the book but me, my wife (speaking of dark-haired beauties), my editor, Dennis Pernu, and the folks at Voyageur Press.