For a memoir, See captures a time where the world was changing for the better. 33 Days is a story of a magic time where Bill, Raj, George, and Dave known as Divine Weeks tour for 33 Days around the country, penniless relying on the charity of others. See writes with such heart that you get to know the entire band and what the band went through as artists and as friends. You get to see their inner struggles and how they worked it all out. 33 Days is a very touching memoir that you will want to read because See teaches us that we can still take that leap and do what we want in our lives. It is never too late. There are always things in life that are unexpected and that we just need to take the leap and go for them. 33 Days is about just that, brave young men who took their music and their lives on the road. A long and winding road that forever changed who they were as people. It’s a journey that memoir readers and all generations can learn from.
33 Days: Touring In A Van. Sleeping On Floors. Chasing A Dream.
For 33 days in the summer of 1987, Los Angeles indie rock band Divine Weeks toured in a beat up old van, sleeping on strangers’ floors, never sure they’d make enough gas money to get them to the next town. No soundman, no roadies, all they have is their music and each other’s friendship. 33 Days captures the essence of what it is to be 22 and chase a dream, back to a time in life when dreams don’t have boundaries, when everything is possible. The tour is one of those now or never experiences. Take a shot at making the band work or leave it all behind and go your separate ways. Every one of us has that moment where we have to decide to either live our dreams or give up and regret it for the rest of our lives. 33 Days touches that part of us. The road is filled with yuppies, brothels, riots, sleeping on floors, spiked drinks, DJs with no pants, and battles with racism. They set out on the road to discovery to drink in all they could and maybe sell a few records. They grew up instead.