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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
An Accidental Witness: To Music History - Putting Socks on the Octopus by C.F. Davinki is an entertaining and engaging book that will interest readers who are passionate about music. It gives a peek into the 'behind the scenes' history of the famous and the infamous musical artists of both movies and TV of the artist's time. The memoir showcases artists from seven decades of musical history and C.F. Davinki also speaks of his experiences interacting with co-workers dealing with fame badly. There are glimpses of his first Chippendale show and he also speaks about the difficulties of dealing with artists, musicians, promoters, and also the airlines while touring. Though the author speaks of his difficult time in the memoir, he also says how much he enjoyed it, especially the traveling part where he could meet people from various cultures. It is a good treat for music lovers as they get to know about the musical groups from 1967 - 2002.
An Accidental Witness is entertaining with a lot of pictures that give readers knowledge about the author's musical experiences. C.F. Davinki is honest when speaking about his association with music groups. The memoir is a good treat for music lovers when it comes to learning what happens behind all the glamor on stage, and the reality of it all. The author not only captures his moments with the artists but also his travels and his associations with different music groups. What I like about the memoir is that it is not only about music and entertainment. If you look at it closely, it also captures the fragilities, complexities, and strengths of human connections and interactions in a subtle way, making it a good book.