There was something about Mary: also from the Guardian, this extract from Al Green’s upcoming autobiography, dealing with the ex-lover/hot grits/hurling/resultant suicide incident. A dramatic enough story without the slight over-writing that seems to come with the ghost-writer’s territory, but very readable nonetheless. Green is honest with himself and comes across as a man whose bad judgement (of character, of situations) resulted in tragedy. He came back from it to record the extraordinary Al Green Is Love, which you really should all have a copy of.