songwriter and guitarist, Carl Cleves, would, even as a child,
entertain his siblings and schoolmates with his vivid imagination
and captivating stories. After many requests from his friends
and fans, Carl decided to write a book.
narrates the adventures and quests, wanderings and narrow escapes,
mishaps and illuminations of guitar-toting troubadour and songwriter
Carl Cleves in his many roles as young beat poet, law student,
single father, journalist and ethnomusicologist, inmate of hospitals,
relief worker in cyclone-struck India, antelope trapper in Uganda,
encyclopedia salesman in Bangkok, band leader and recording
star in Brazil.
memoir runs over three decades and includes quests with his
"she was not a screamer" partner Beatrice, during the revolutionary
independence years of the late sixties in Africa and on the
hippy/ spiritual trail in India in the seventies; escapades
with his young son Tashi during the eighties in South America
and North Africa; tales of calamities and survival set in the
interior of Brazil, the Himalayas and recently, on the east
coast of Australia.
on the title to read one of Carl's stories:
"From the Valley of the Moon
Through the mighty magic jungle
The Altiplano in the snow
The crack of dawn the truck will go."
(from "To Coroico", words and music by Carl Cleves)