Reveille Magazine has a Q&A with Jim Walsh about ‘The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting’

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.

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  1. RJ 23.Jul.07 at 10:31 am

    Mental note: leave November 21 open.

  2. JimDracula 23.Jul.07 at 10:40 am

    Jim Walsh has always been a wonderful writer & his book will be well worth the wait.

  3. Placemat 23.Jul.07 at 11:47 am

    Want to read this book NOW!

  4. zook 23.Jul.07 at 2:06 pm

    Me too. I am considering a raid to the offices of Voyageur Press to liberate a few copies of said book. Anyone have experience in this kind of things. I need to rent Sneakers again.

  5. blasty 23.Jul.07 at 3:14 pm

    “Jim Walsh has always been a wonderful writer & his book will be well worth the wait”.

    More wonderful than Laurie Lindeen?

  6. JimDracula 23.Jul.07 at 9:04 pm

    I have not read Laura Lindeen, but I do know Jim Walsh’s work and it’s boss. A school buddy who once worked at Pioneer Press can also confirm Walsh is a swell guy & a true gentleman. Not many of those left these days.

  7. Jodi 23.Jul.07 at 9:13 pm

    Jim do you live with someone named Lisa?

  8. JimDracula 23.Jul.07 at 9:47 pm

    Yeah Jodi, my sister is named Lisa. You just freaked me out. How do you know that? I also have 2 other sisters, a brother, and 2 cats that came with the house.
    WTF? If you know their names, my head will explode.

  9. Jodi 23.Jul.07 at 10:07 pm

    I only know her name, because someone named Lisa (who is very vocal about her dislike of the Lindeen book) comments on using your same IP address.

  10. JimDracula 23.Jul.07 at 11:54 pm

    I understand, thanx. Now what if I read the book and don’t like it? I can say so without getting jumped, right? Could be a long time since I’ve just started The Music Writings of Richard Meltzer. Cool cat.