Released October 24 2017:
Everything Is Combustible
Television, CBGB's and Five Decades of Rock and Roll
The Memoirs of an Alchemical Guitarist
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Beech Hill Publishing Company
How do we heal? Although each path is different, some footsteps are common: intention, acceptance of responsibility, turning toward the eternal, practice, support, doubt and darkness and pain and fear. Brianna knows how we heal.
--William Rollow, MD MPH - Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Author Photo: Water‑Moon Guanyin. Wan Bing county, Hebei province, China. 15th century. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Julius Levy Memorial Fund. BMA 1944.80 Photo: Mitro Hood
Healing Footstep to Footstep
by Brianna Bedigian
Healing Footstep to Footstep is an illustrated story of personal growth, hope, and healing. A unique and inspiring book, it touches on the healing power of rest, self-care, and a relationship of loving kindness with oneself. Through storytelling, photography, recipes, and mind-body lessons (yoga, breath work, meditation and songs) Brianna weaves a healing tapestry that empowers her reader to tap into their own innate wisdom and healing potential. A balm for the heart, Healing Footstep to Footstep can be read again and again.
Unique in its format, each recipe, instruction, photograph and insight in Healing Footstep to Footstep can be used separately or in conjunction to create a full picture of health and healing. This book is a work of art and was crafted with the intention of creating a sense of peace and soothing calm for those who read it. So take a moment, quiet yourself, breathe deep, turn the pages of this beautiful book and enter the world of the Old Woman and the Girl where all healing is possible.
From the critics:
Boldly visionary, an absolute treat from start to finish.
—Shirley Pena, The LA Beat
Fascinating... The book is almost Zen-like in its philosophical and spiritual outlook, with Lloyd’s experiences—both good and bad—feeding his ever-curious nature.
—David Chiu, The Huffington Post
… this is really how life rolls, and in its visionary, picaresque about-turns, rather like Voltaire’s Candide, it approaches being great literature. Everything Is Combustible easily surpasses most of its rivals in giving a full sense of a creative life, in all its intensity and random thrills.
—Paul Trynka, MOJO
Even if Lloyd had never picked up a guitar his memoir would be a compelling glimpse into a unique and unconventional mind. His worldview is unlike any other I’ve encountered. A truly remarkable achievement.
— James Mann, The Big Takeover Magazine
The guitar icon has lived the kind of life that defies the effects of slog. From nearly the first page, you’re already strapped into the ride, clinking ever higher above the ground as he weaves together thrilling and sordid tales of his time spent in mental institutions, seedy rock clubs, and those formative years as a member of one of the greatest and most impactful bands in the history of rock and roll.
Lloyd does a great job of putting you right there. Stink and all. Not a single bit of which is lost in his 400-page memoir.
—Eugene Robinson, OZY Magazine
The memoir is filled with tales almost too amazing to believe—including the remarkable journey of Television’s rise from CBGB’s house band to blossoming into the full, arpeggiated glory that is Marquee Moon—documented with both personality and insight.
—Amber Cortes, The Stranger
Everything is Combustible is not your run-of-the-mill rock memoir. But then Richard Lloyd is nobody’s idea of a run-of-the-mill rock musician. Everything is Combustible is time well spent indeed.
—Bill Kopp, Blurt Magazine
The story is told in Lloyd’s no-holds barred style. This book is a must read and one of her best rock bios I have ever read. Again…wow.
—Tim Hinely, Daggerzine
The genre of Richard Lloyd’s Everything Is Combustible is unmistakably that of a rock ‘n’ roll memoir, but it is also much more than that. It is, to use a cliché, an honest-to-goodness dive into Lloyd’s mind. Where else can you find a book by a rocker with a chapter titled “The Awakening of Kundalini”?
— Dylan Montanori, Spectrum Culture.
One of the must-read music books for Fall 2017
—Annie Zaleski, Salon
The stories are told with humor, honesty and aplomb.
—Chad Radford, Creative Loafing Magazine
Clearly, Lloyd was, and remains, a complex and unorthodox thinker, and Everything Is Combustible is a duly unusual autobiography.
—Record Collector Magazine
This is rock, in its purest sense: the spirit of freedom and rebellion set to a beat. It is the knowledge that joining the establishment is the wrong move, and that the only way out is through. Lloyd’s stories present the arc of history, and as our narrator and guide he gives us a taste of life as it could be. His first-person account of the transformation from rock to punk, the rise of the Lower East Side, and all the sagas that ensue make Everything is Combustible a first-rate autobiography and must-read for the fall.
— Miss Rosen, Crave Online
Lloyd is a stranger in a strange land and a goddamn Zen troublemaker. This book is indeed "combustible."
—Brad Tolinski, Guitar World
I literally couldn't put it down - what a journey! I love the way Lloyd finds a way into deeper areas - I haven't seen anything like it in other rock memoirs.
A classic. This book will go straight next to Ian Hunter Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and Al Kooper on the list of very best rock and roll music autobiographies.
—Bob Collum, Bob & Co.
... this is rock's answer to G. I. Gurdjieff's Meetings with Remarkable Men, a spiritual journey. Richard Lloyd is a great guitarist. Now he has written a great book
—John Douglas Ned
Lloyd recalls adventures from rock's heydey, relating it all with sharp insights and dry wit. Recommended.
—Guitar Aficionado Magazine
... now there's this killer to contend with! And what a killer it is!
—Black To Comm
For whatever reason, or what was breathed in that Manhattan air, concerning that generation of musicians, they left a lot of great literature for us to read. Richard Lloyd's book is pretty wonderful in that sense. Superb read.
—Tam Tam Books
..an incredibly insightful look at what rock & roll is really like, from the staggering highs to the stupefying lows. Lloyd is a born storyteller, and his memory is as sharp as his fretwork.
- Bentley's Bandstand
Everything Is Combustible is an entertaining memoir that succeeds in providing a vivid, unvarnished look into the lively mind of its author
- Hunter Bennett, Ugly Things Magazine
Mount Desert Island native Brianna Bedigian is an author, artist, teacher and healer. After suffering with Chronic Fatigue Brianna found her way back to good health through the practices she shares in Healing Footstep to Footstep. Brianna’s personal practice and years of formal training inform her in guiding students on their unique paths to wellness. Recognized as an expert in her fields of Yoga, Reiki and Hypnosis she has taught for Universities, Foundations, Museums and too many Yoga Studios to count. She believes that we all have the ability to heal ourselves.
In 2012 Brianna opened Quiet Winds, a Yoga Studio and Reiki School in Baltimore. She also began to work with the University of Maryland s (UMM) Department of Integrative Medicine as a Reiki and Hypnotist offering sessions to patients. Brianna currently is one of the teachers for UMM s 500-hr Yoga Teacher Training Program.
In 2014 Brianna and her husband relocated to Davidson, North Carolina where she guides her students on their personal paths to wellness.
8 x 8 deluxe softcover with Cobra stock. 90 pages. 12 Color Illustrations.
Suggested Retail Price: 19.95 USD
BISAC: BODY MIND & SPIRIT / Healing / General
Beech Hill Catalog # B-18
Printed in the United States of America