Last CD you bought/ Book you read

Father Luke

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for anyone who likes ball kicking americana type shit

I've got whiskey drinking friends on repeat, and I'm listening to it over, and over, and over again.
 

jordan

lothario speedwagon
if you don't have the deluxe edition of mjp's book, you're a fuckin nobody.

i mean it.

a total loser.
 

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
Last cd Bashung,

Last book Open all night

"words are all right
as words
but never let them
get in the
way." Charles Bukowski

Today bought Raising Sand with Robert Plant/Alison Krauss
Delightful interpretation of Killing the Blues by Rowland Salley.
Beautiful voices. Great music and recording.
Something meditative and lightly romantic about the cd
It is very good.

Bought "The people look like flowers at last" by Buk
 

justine

stop the penistry
i've been listening to neko case's 'fox confessor brings the flood' on high rotation since june, and last week finally decidedly it was time for some new music.

so i got 'blacklisted', 'the tiger has spoken' and 'the virginian'... all by neko case. what can i say - i really like her stuff.
 

justine

stop the penistry
i'm not all that enthusiastic about searching out live performances. i would probably have more of a current eclectic mix playing, if SOMEONE WHO PROMISED ME MIXED CDs had actually sent them to me already.

i do this with music: listen to the same album nonstop for months, till i'm finally sick of it, then move onto another.
 

hoochmonkey9

Art should be its own hammer.
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Today bought Raising Sand with Robert Plant/Alison Krauss
Delightful interpretation of Killing the Blues by Rowland Salley.
Beautiful voices. Great music and recording.
Something meditative and lightly romantic about the cd
It is very good.


got that, myself.
it is good.
 

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
Sooooo Goooood...Kept waiting for Plant's voice to start wailing and it stayed contained and smooth as butter
 

Father Luke

Founding member
Your Long Journey - from the same album - is playing now.

The album has a heartiness to it, like warm soup, and stories around the fireplace with
loved ones on a winter night.
 

justine

stop the penistry
if you don't have the deluxe edition of mjp's book, you're a fuckin nobody.

i mean it.

a total loser.

^^show-off.

just finished reading 'mooch' by dan fante. pretty brutal in places. i'm not sure how i feel about it: i really love the way he writes, the easy flow, the natural style of narrative; but i felt like the whole getting-a-second-chance device was kind of shit. but then again, the ending subverted that. i can't figure out how he really feels about this cultural phenomenon of the 'american dream' - in many ways he mocks it, through the character of eddy kammegian, but at the same time he admires it and wants to partake in it.
 
Touching from a Distance by Deborah Curtis (anyone here know Joy Division? - seminal band from the late 70's that became New Order upon the suicide of singer Ian Curtis)

Not a bad book but his wife painted him to be a long way short of the legendary status that he holds today


Oh, and I started Isaac Asimov's Prelude to Foundation 20 months ago and may finish it this year or maybe in 2008
 

hoochmonkey9

Art should be its own hammer.
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Founding member
pj harvey - white chalk
iron & wine - the shepherd's dog
phosphorescent - pride

3 cd's that will be on my year end top 10 list.

books.
just finished 2 books on Jackson Pollock.
currently reading Sam Shepard's book on Dylan... "Rolling Thunder Logbook".
 

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
Bought The Big Hunger by John Fante
stories 1932-1959, edited by Stephen Cooper,
listening to Leonard Cohen a lot lately
 

Domator

Founding member
I bought new Miles Davis CD. The Evolution Of The Groove. Well, the sellers shouldn't tell me that it's whole album. It's just 15 minutes long EP. 3/10
 

mjp

Founding member
No wonder people download music. I too, bought one cd with 5 songs only.
I guess it depends on how long the songs are. Price put out two albums of Jazz/Funk instrumentals under the name Madhouse that have only 4 tracks each. But it's still an album's worth of music. ;)

[Later that same post...]

Scratch that, I just looked at the LPs and they have 8 tracks each. Maybe I was thinking of Metal Machine Music. Those are "instrumentals" too. Ha ha.

Carry on.
 

hoochmonkey9

Art should be its own hammer.
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Founding member
I bought new Miles Davis CD. The Evolution Of The Groove. Well, the sellers shouldn't tell me that it's whole album. It's just 15 minutes long EP. 3/10

heh, sounds like you bought the wrong Miles Davis album.
his stuff from the mid to late 60's (Bitches Brew, In a Silent Way, etc.) all have tracks running at 20 minutes or more.
but, yeah, a 15 minute cd does sound like a rip off.
wasn't Evolution... a remix project?
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
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I just got this book about an 11 year old white boy who was kidnapped by the indians in Texas and lived with them for 9 years. He was trained as a warrior and participated in many indian raids, including killings and scalpings and what not. Against his will, he was returned to his family in 1879. A genuine "Little Big Man" story. One of those books you can't put down when first you start reading it!
 
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Recent purchases:
Neuromancer by William Gibson (Science Fiction)

CDs:
Kanye West - Graduation
Nas - Illmatic
The Clash - Combat Rock
Tenacious D - Wonderboy (a single I intend to return, I didn't pay enough attention to the cover)

I'm considering diving deeper into old hip hop/rap.
 

Petey

RIP
just finished " The Looming Tower. Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11 " from Lawrence Wright.
WOW what an informative a scary read - now i am hooked in the topic and want more.
Any suggestions to go on ?
 

mjp

Founding member
I'm considering diving deeper into old hip hop/rap.
In that case maybe you want to go back to the very beginning. Try; Big Youth - Screaming Targets.

It won't sound like the hip hop you're used to hearing, but it's where that all began. Duke Reid, Sir Coxsone Dodd, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Big Youth, I-Roy, U-Roy, Prince Far-I...

These guys invented improvising lyrics (they called it "toasting") over musical tracks (the dub - instrumental - B sides of Jamaican 45's). All modern hip hop can be traced back to these Jamaican pioneers. They started in the 60's, but the guys who did it in the very early 70's and released "toasting" singles and albums (it was all done live before that, never pressed on records for release - just like early hip hop) were the seeds of the New York hip hop movement of the late 70's.
 
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