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Throwback Thursday, X

April 8, 2010

While researching this book, I pore over as many relevant articles as I can.
Every Thursday, I’ll highlight one of the good ones.

With very few exceptions, the Elephant 6 people are not very good with dates and such. In piecing together a timeline for this book, I’ve long since given up hope of anything as specific as “These two met at 6:44 p.m. on October 22, 1993.” It’s just not going to happen. Questions of “When did that happen?” are hesitantly answered with a two- or three-year window, at best.

While I don’t think this book needs to be a day-by-day account of this story, I do want it to be accurate. So while the individual dates don’t much matter, the order does. The problem is no one remembers this part much better.

But, as this Throwback Thursday feature seeks to hammer home, I’m not relying on solely the memories of the people I’m writing about. There is a plethora of other resources from which to draw this information. Album release dates help, as do interviews (the older the better). Tour dates help things fall into place as well.


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