Being Brilliant Is Simply Not Enough

Yesterday I finished this book Hannah loaned me: This Little Ziggy by Martin Newell which is about this guy who was in a glam band, The Mighty Plod, in England in the 70’s. This guy was a rolling circus — drugs and getting beat up and cops and unwise ideas with the energy to carry them out but he’s completely likeable and I was rooting for him the whole time. At one point he describes this hippy princess he’s started dating as “a nice person in a bombed-out Annie Hall way.” Also at the end when he’s trying to get his band up to the next level he says: “Being brilliant is simply not enough” and I think this is a good lesson for all life.

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