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Accordion book: "Boomer at Midlife"

Tom

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Ok, I just read this book, "Boomer at Midlife." It's a fictional novel about a guy who played accordion all his life, but works corporate and has a midlife crisis at 50. He quits his job to try his luck at becoming a zydeco player in New Orleans.

I liked it a lot, being as I could relate to the music and midlife aspects, obviously. As literature it is not great. It would improve with about 54% less words, but hey, I recommend it to you because it is available on kindle for 99 cents. You really can't go wrong!
 

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Schultz gets the blues is sublimnal.... I saw it a month after i lost my old man and so wish i could have watched it with him... He taught me too appreciate everything from Al Bowly, Billie Holiday, Piaf, them great Italian Tangos, and i never knew till now... Miss him big time... My old boy would've been the washed up wasted Schultz.....
Happy New Year x
 

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Sorry to hear that, Terry... Yes, definitely some overlap with Schultze but way different story. I love Schultze, he's my hero! I lost my dvd, but I do still have a version dubbed in Italian. Too bad the ending....
 

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" Too bad the ending...."
Tom,
Presumably, Schultze died happy?
Often, when the script writer gets into a tight spot, the easiest solution is to kill off the hero 😐
 

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Yeah, Dingo, that pretty much sums it up 😞.
 

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It's been awhile since I've seen it, but I seem to recall thinking that you could interpret Schultze as having died earlier in the movie (certainly symbolically, but maybe even literally?), with the whole weird bayou stuff as being a sort of transitional purgatory in which he fulfills some unfinished parts of his life and learns to finally let go into the next stage of death.
 

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That's way too cosmic for my poor brain, Jeff! ðŸĪŠ
 

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