75OL-165 Eric Baylies – Heroin’s Rainbow book
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Heroin’s Rainbow by Eric Baylies is a memoir of a neighborhood and a city. New Bedford, Massachusetts sits somewhere on the edge of nowhere, a twilight interzone at the end of the world. It is the underground history of the secret city. Big Dan’s, strip club rampages, cruising the avenue, crooked cops, high school suicide solutions, drinking problems, crack houses, shooting galleries, gay bar stabbings, god, guns, heroin, devil dogs, angel dust, acid, mushrooms, mescaline, weed, whales, wishes, dreams, and nightmares come true, they are all here. This is the way, step inside.
Eric Baylies writes for The Boston Noise and was a dj on WUMD. He attended U-Mass and Harvard University. He has played all over America and Europe in the bands Temple of Bon Matin, Bad Motherfucker, Club Math, and Baylies Band. Baylies has recorded or played with members of The Stooges, Violent Femmes, and Sun Ra. Baylies has delivered coffins, unloaded fishing boats, taught special education and been a substitute teacher in public schools, pumped gas, done dishes, tended bar and worked the door at a biker bar, and worked construction. Eric worked at a butcher shop, renaissance fair, golf ball hell, the Zeiterion Theater, factories, the Salvation Army, call centers and maybe thousands more. Baylies has lived in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Martha’s Vineyard and currently lives in New Bedford. Eric has no wives that he’s aware of, but knows where the bodies are buried.