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彠 recommended ദ Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict to read ꔱ By Alice Cooper 녖 彠 recommended ദ Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict to read ꔱ By Alice Cooper 녖 Chapter 1The Fabulous FurniersI was born Vincent Damon Furnier, named after one of my uncles and Damon Runyon From the age of ten, I grew up in a religious home my grandfather was an evangelist and my parents joined his church too Before then, though, we lived in East Detroit and worshiped baseball I was the happiest kid in the world.The Furniers were Huguenots, part French Canadian people who came over to the New World with the French Protestants in the seventeenth century They eventually married into some Sioux Indians and a lot of Irish As a result, two out of three parts of my ethnic background are very alcohol prone My seventh cousin was the Marquis de Lafayette, the same Lafayette who secured the support of the French during the American Revolution and fought alongside George Washington at Valley Forge Look at a portrait of Lafayette and youll notice the same high cheekbones and long black hair as me Some say I look just like him, especially when Im on stage with my sword I can feel my bloodlines, since swashbuckling comes naturally to methats the French part of me, I guess.My grandfather, Thurman Sylvester Furnier, was the president of what was called the Church of Jesus Christ It wasnt the Church of Latter day Saintsit wasnt a Mormon church In fact, their biggest religious rivals were the Mormons If you called one of his church members a Mormon, that was like stabbing them in the heart.My mother was born Ella McCartt in Glenmary, Tennessee You cant find Glenmary on a map It was a whistle stop Her mother died when she was very young She has childhood memories of putting clear liquid into Ball jars for her dad, who was a moonshiner in Glenmary She had six brothers and sisters, and all of them helped out with the family businessand meanwhile the old man kept about forty or fifty thousand dollars in cash buried in the yard This was in 1946, and at that time, fifty grand was equivalent to about half a million dollars My grandfather didnt trust banks.At age sixteen, around the end of World War II, my mother ran away from home and found her way up to Detroit to work in the factories Thats where she met my dad, whom people called Mick, though his real name was Ether Maroni Furnier another Mormon sounding name He had just been discharged from the Navy They were soon married.I was born in Detroit on February 4, 1948 My first memory of growing up in working class East Detroit is sitting in a smoke filled living room with my dad and his brothers, watching Friday night boxing There was lots of Carlings Black Label beer and Lucky Strike cigarettes I would drink Vernors ginger ale There was always so much smoke in the room, Im surprised I didnt contract lung cancer All the girls stayed in the other room while I sat with the men, my uncles and their buddies, watching the fights on a tiny black and white TV set.Growing up in Detroit was great I loved my life because my dad and my uncles were so cool I was the only boy in our family There was me Vince and my sister Nickie, then thirteen cousins, mostly girls I was the only male left to carry on the Furnier name So, of course, I ended up legally changing my name to Alice Cooper.My uncles were Damon Runyontype characterstough guys with colorful speech and fascinating stories Uncle Jocko ran a crooked pool hall in East Detroit He was my dads oldest brother, a spry lightweight prizefighter with a broken nose and not an ounce of fat on him We all called him Jocko, but his real name was Vincent Collier Furnier I was named after him If you wanted to buy anything hot, you went to Jockos pool hall Or if Fast Eddie Felson came in to play Minnesota Fats, that happened at Jockos too It was a famous Detroit dump During a hot game, the doors would close and lock for hours, sometimes days My uncle would bring in food and drinks and host the game in exchange for a small cut of the winnings.Jocko was a swell guy He used to come over and poke me in the ribs, saying, Watch that right hook My uncle Lefty, whose real name was Lonson Thurman Furnier, was a whole different deal He was what you would refer to as a playboy I never saw Uncle Lefty without a tuxedo, his shirt half buttoned He had left Detroit and moved west to Los Angeles, and he worked for Jet Propulsion Labs there He was the guy who wined and dined the companys biggest accounts, which is why he was always dressed to the nines He was part James Bond, part wheeler dealera total Rat Pack type guy He would have fit in well with Sinatra and Martin In fact, he actually hung out with Lana Turner and Ava Gardner, some of the same girls the Rat Pack dated without my aunt knowing about it, of course.The great industrial car town of Detroit has always been your classic sports city The Red Wings were unbeatable The Pistons were great Even the Detroit Lions were a really good team at one time But the Tigers were a religion in our household They had Ty Cobb, the greatest player of all time, on their team, plus Al Kaline, Mickey Cochrane, Hank Greenberg, and Denny McLain These were legendary players playing on mythical teams It was all my dad and I talked about What did the Tigers do last night I was transfixed with Ernie Harwells colorful play by play commentary on the radio.I lived for baseball When the sun came up, I grabbed my glove and I was ready to play until the sun went down, when you couldnt see the ball any and it was time to rush home for dinner.East Detroit was a real American melting pot Each street had their crewnot so much gangs, but characters who banded together as teams One street over might be all Italian, while the street after that could be all black And next to the blacks were the Irish Lincoln Street, where I grew up, was principally Polish Peoples names ended in ski Kowalski, Jankowski, Adamski Furnier We were practically the only non Polish family on Lincoln So we were the Polish team Mornings during baseball season, someone would invariably ask, Who are we playing today Were playing the Irish.So wed walk over to Corktown, the old Irish district The Irish were cool enough guys The next day, wed play the Italians Hopefully, Bruno wasnt pitching, because that guy threw hard We all knew each other, and there werent any ethnic or racial problems Every day a different team, every day a different ethnic nationality Sandlot rules No grass A brand new baseball was just unheard of Our baseball had a great big flap coming out of it until it was eventually taped up Then we batted around a ball wrapped tight in black electricians tape We did whatever we could do, just to play.I went on to become a pretty good baseball player One of my best skills was hand to eye coordination I could put the bat on the ball inside or outside the strike zone If somebody threw a pitch two feet out of the strike zone, low and outside, I could put my bat out and hit it And I had good rhythm.My room was a shrine to the Detroit Tigers No posters, just pictures A dozen shoe boxes stuffed with baseball cards, cards from packages bought for a nickel apiece, that came with flat squares of bubble gum that congealed into one giant gum brick Im sure I had a Mickey Mantle rookie card stashed in there somewhere, along with other cards that could have been worth hundreds or thousands of dollars today if my mother hadnt thrown them out after I left home Thats where my allowance went We traded our cards and flipped doubles Played tops When I wasnt playing baseball or trading cards, I was lying on my bed in my room memorizing batting averages and ERAs Music wasnt such a big deal to me Elvis was out there, and yeah he was cool, but I was addicted to baseball.On my seventh birthday, my dad got us tickets to a Tigers game at Briggs Stadium It would be the first time I had seen my heroes play in person With the game still two months away, I couldnt sleep I was a basket case I was going to see Al Kaline, Harvey Kuenn, Charlie Maxwell, Rocky Colavito, and Jim Bunning.I remember it distinctly It was the Tigers vs the Cleveland Indians, a doubleheader I remember walking up the ramp of Briggs Stadium and the smell of freshly mowed grass and hot dogs I remember hearing the cracking sound of batting practice, the sock of a baseball soaring into the outfield I sat there dumbfounded throughout both games, not moving I didnt want a Coke I didnt want a hot dog I didnt ask for anything I was afraid if I moved, it was all going to be over Jim Bunning vs Herb Score Charlie Maxwell hit four home runs in two games We won 70 and 82 and swept the doubleheader I went home that night exhausted but in heaven It was the best day I could ever have imagined If someone had offered me a choice, Disneyland or a Tigers doubleheader, it would have been a no brainer Tigers all the way To this day, when ESPN flashes MLB scores, I still check to see whether the Tigers won or lost The Tigers run deep in my psyche.In our family, there were three basic rules 1 You had to be a Democrat.2 You had to pull for the Tigers and the Michigan Wolverines.3 You had to be American League.The All American Detroit family If you strayed outside any of those rules, it was Whats wrong with that kid of yours While Catholicism was very common and a lot of my friends were Catholic, we didnt fuss over who was Catholic or who was Protestant Nobody cared The black and white thing didnt exist in my home, nor did we see any difference between the Italians and the Irish Honestly, if a black guy played baseball, especially if he was a shortstop a rare commodity , or if he could hit, we simply didnt see color The only question was, Is he a power hitter, a singles hitter, or a strikeout pitcher Was he a good basketball player Sports was the measuring stick of a persons worth during my childhood.Music and sports never mixed back in the neighborhood Only later did we find out that Rod Stewart could have been a pro soccer player, or that Elton John was a great tennis player Just recently, in Britain, they listed the top rock star athletes For instance, Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer of Iron Maiden, is a highly ranked fencing champion I was the only American in their top ten, and rated number two as the golfer on the list And nobody played a game like golf when I was a kid in Detroit Nobody played tennis, either A sport in Detroit was considered any activity where you hit somebody or knocked them down Only five sports existed in our world baseball, football, hockey, basketball and grand theft auto Golf and tennis werent even considered sports They ranked right down there with badminton or girls field hockey Bowling was big, but it wasnt considered a sport as much as just an excuse to drink on a Saturday night.Over the years, my dad did many things for a living, things like driving a cab and selling used cars At the car lot, he worked for a couple of nefarious characters and unfortunately my dad couldnt sell a used car to save his life He wasnt corrupt enough My dad would be almost through a sale, and just as the poor sucker would be driving away, he would run out across the lot and yell out, Stop We turned the odometer back and the whole left side of the car is Bondo His bosses would warn him that he had to get out of the business He was just too honest.My dad worked strictly on commission, so if he sold a car for 300, he only got about thirty bucks, maximum I remember going to work with my dad He would put all his spare change in a cup on top of the icebox, and whatever was in the change cup was our lunch money If there wasnt much, then lunch might be just a candy bar It was cool with me I was in hog heaven, working alongside my dad and eating a candy bar for lunch.Although I was a fairly normal, fun loving kid, I had one nagging health problem I had constant bouts with asthma Every time the leaves fell in Michigan, my asthma would kick up and I had real problems trying to breathe I spent hours leaning over a pail of Vicks VapoRub and hot water gasping for breath I hated being cooped up inside when that happened I couldnt go out and throw snowballs or play hockey, all the stuff my friends were doing The doctor took one look at me and told my parents that I needed a change of scenery.Youve got to get this kid out of here, he said, to a hotter climate, maybe California.As much as Detroit was an integral part of my childhood and while as a family we were very close to our relatives in Michigan, my father and mother had to make a move to greener and sunnier pastures My parents would look to my Uncle Lefty to help us make the smooth transition Just like him we decided to make the move to the West Coast and resettle in Southern California From the Hardcover edition.Alice writes like he golfs straight and right down the middle Like a lot of us golf addicts, he s spent his fair share of his life getting out of the rough and back onto the green If you re like me and only read like a book a year OK, like every decade , this should be the one John DalyWhat a blast from the past, and such insight to the future Alice Cooper, Golf Monster shares Alice s personal life mission, interwoven with great stories and characters from the 60 s through the present in Rock and Roll Not to mention some wonderful golf tips and experiences, humorously presented Thank you Alice, for a nice ride Michael Douglas, actor and creator of the Michael Douglas Friends Charity Golf TournamentFew things are surreal than playing golf with a guy named Alice But by the time you reach the second tee, you realize that No More Mr Nice Guy is one of the wittiest and engaging playing partners you ve ever had Plus, the guy can play For those who aren t likely to experience the pleasure of a quiet, leisurely round with the man who spends his nights singing School s been blown to pieces, this book provides the next best thing Steve Eubanks, author of Golf FreekDebauchery, demons and divots This is the only book I ve ever read that should come in 3 D the crazy stories come right at you from Sinatra to KISS to the Moscow Golf Club Gary McCord, author of Golf for Dummies From the Hardcover edition. Alice Cooper Wikipedia Alice born Vincent Damon Furnier February , is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over fifty years With his distinctive raspy voice a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, dueling swords, Cooper, Golf Monster A Rock n Roller legendary rock icon, name household word He tours around the world every year continues to release albums also participates in many celebrity charity events has hosted ten of own annual Celebrity Tournaments Rocker loves pinball, golf Cleveland CLEVELAND The Roll Hall Fame used some super star power unveil their latest interactive exhibit today It s called Part Machine, Pinball alicecooper BIO pioneered grandly theatrical brand hard was designed shock Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, garage rock, group created featured blood boa constrictors Me, Autobiography Me, Steven Gaines on FREE shipping qualifying offers Great condition No rips tears or bends writing Dust jacket worn few as expected back great shape spine missing pages Non smoking home Well stored Albums Ranked Worst Best You can t kill Just look at following list Best for proof Between tunes, proto punk hair metal, done Biography IMDb Furnier, Detroit, Michigan, son minister moved Phoenix, Arizona, young age still lives state ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES ALICE DATES Will you be touring Canada I would love see smaller venues British Columbia pseudonimo di febbraio un cantante e attore statunitense, tra i personaggi pi controversi discussi nella storia del rockI suoi concerti sono macabri cruenti, ma allo stesso tempo molto spettacolari Le sue performance live famose per la presenza elementi scenici come ghigliottine, bambole impalate il famigerato happy family man, secure faith, bank account, game lofty status roll pantheon, rocker living life these daysAlice Cooper new album available everywhere now click here download stream us tour dates Home Facebook Apart being hero comic world, Stan so much fun had regal air about him gracious fans too he knew who people seemed minute it band formed Arizona consisted lead singer Vince Glen Buxton guitar Michael Bruce rhythm guitar, keyboards Dennis Dunaway bass Neal Smith drums legally changed solo under since became inactive ImAliceCooper Twitter Tweets Official AliceCooper Band BeastoBlanco RyanRoxie HurricanEnita DisVicious GlenSobel New Album PARANORMAL out mi Nights with Happy Friday Guy, sure kickstart your weekend best radio Coop This Day Hendrix, TRIVIA Cars, AND digging up Live Kicking tune Who alicecooper Instagram photos videos k Followers, Following Posts See videos music, videos, stats, Last musician five decades Poison YouTube Oct official music video Click listen Spotify As Cla Soundtrack Wayne World At Earwigs, Spiders then Nazz, before finally settling Official OFFICIAL YouTube Channel When viewing please select WATCH IN HIGH QUALITY bottom right box better Biography, Albums, Streaming Links AllMusic Find bio, credits, awards, streaming links AllMusic Pioneers heavy masters CURRENT below detailed description each VIP package To purchase package, button next desired Singer, Radio Personality, Film Actor Is Born first high school by late caught attention guitarist Frank ZappaThe hit big Christmas Pudding concert rocks th year days agoAlice Johnny Depp rocked Hollywood Vampires, topping Hurricanenita MI Loading Unsubscribe Cancel Working Subscribe Subscribed K Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict

 

    • Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict
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    • Alice Cooper
    • Anglais
    • 25 July 2017

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