You Had to Be There:Three Years of Mayhem and Bad Decisions in the Portland Music Scene

You Had to Be There:Three Years of Mayhem and Bad Decisions in the Portland Music Scene

Sharon E. Cathcart / Oct 17, 2019

You Had to Be There Three Years of Mayhem and Bad Decisions in the Portland Music Scene During her teenage years author Sharon E Cathcart dreamed of working in the music business She lived that dream for seven years beginning at age Unfortunately she learned that sometimes dreams t

  • Title: You Had to Be There:Three Years of Mayhem and Bad Decisions in the Portland Music Scene
  • Author: Sharon E. Cathcart
  • ISBN: 9781452383934
  • Page: 394
  • Format: ebook
  • During her teenage years, author Sharon E Cathcart dreamed of working in the music business She lived that dream for seven years, beginning at age 18 Unfortunately, she learned that sometimes dreams turn quickly to nightmares.

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    About "Sharon E. Cathcart"

      • Sharon E. Cathcart

        Sharon E Cathcart is an award winning author of fiction featuring atypical characters.A former journalist and newspaper editor, Sharon has been writing for as long as she can remember and generally has at least one work in progress Sharon lives with her husband and an assortment of pets in the Silicon Valley, California.


    432 Comments

    1. Anyone who enjoys coming of age books and books chronicling the music scene will adore this book. It's filled with anecdotes about the Portland (OR) music scene of the 1980s and is peopled with vividly drawn characters. It was easy to read, well crafted and would have made an equally great novel. I particularly liked the young author's explorations of love and her negotiation of the underbelly of both the music scene and life in general--broken promises, crappy bosses, violent lovers all with th [...]


    2. Not my era, but interesting nonetheless. The trials and tribulations on the music scene of the eighties show that not much has really changed since the fifties and sixties. Perhaps a bit more provocative and liberated at times, but much the same overall.Very readable and it certainly displays the feeling of 'the younger generation' of the times.Thanks Sharon for letting us see your past (and some of your secrets?)


    3. Sharon Cathcart gives an interesting and playful look at what was happening in Portland's music scene in the early eighties. It's very clear that this same scene played a large part in helping Sharon, who was a young and innocent woman at the time, find herself.Though it wanders more than a few times into her personal life, I can see why it did the wandering. What was written about the bands and their members was inside information that wouldn't have been available to someone who wasn't personal [...]


    4. What a disappointment. I read this awhile back. As I recall, the writing was way too narcissistic for me. I couldn't get all the way through it although I managed to get about three quarters of the way through but I just couldn't read anymore of it. I'm very intuitive, so maybe it was the mindless lack of caring for those around her in this memoir that I sensed which was upsetting me. Don't really know. The writing itself was okay - not great, but okay. It's a shame since the topic had seemed re [...]


    5. Since I came of age in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle, not Portland)in the early 80's, I had at least a passing familiarity with much of what was written in You Had To Be There. The author does an excellent job of capturing the vibe of what it was like to be young and part of a thriving music scene. Many passages had me nodding my head and saying "Yes, I remember that." You don't need to be familiar with any of the bands to enjoy this book - you just have to be able to remember what it's like to [...]



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