Last CD you bought/ Book you read

Just read the first chapter of "To Have And To Have Not" by Hemingway after temporarily giving up on "Point Counter Point" by Aldous Huxley.

I found the "Bukowski Reads His Poetry" on Christmas Eve after giving up on finding my dad a John Desmond CD. It was a good compromise.
 
Last cd is easy as I rarely buy them. Godflesh - Streetcleaner [Reissue 2010] Then again, it might have been the last Jesu album, yes, I think that is more accurate, and I didn't like it much.
Book, more difficult as I buy them even less frequently. I got my daughter a Kindle and now I want one. Library books and second hand I can't touch. Eww :)
I think it was a Freak Brothers comic collection thingy from Forbidden Planet on impulse. But I realized I've lost interest.
 

d gray

tried to do his best but could not
Founding member
quaffable but far from transcendent...actually pretty disappointing.
hate to reply to myself but...

found this review on amazon by carol kaye about the book. very interesting and confirmed my (bad) impression of it.

This review is from: The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret (Hardcover)
I was totally mis-quoted in this wrong skewered and silly book. Quotes from me are totally wrong and un-true, and I'm sure with others also. Our group of 350-400 1960s-70s studio musicians were never known by this Hal Blaine 1990-invented term, invented by someone who wanted to be famous - this book is full of slander also. The person who invented that clownish term never was good enough to be a movie film musician, so the fine movie-TV-film studio musicians are slandered...they never said that, they complimented us.....I know, I was there doing 100s of movie scores 1,000s of record date with them. No-one ever said "wrecking" at all, that's all invented by a jealous musician...

Please don't buy this phony book by a "writer" who made false promises of the "truth" (for a magazine article, never a book!) he changed my words, and others' words too, to fit his own needs for $$$ -- he wanted to be in "our studio business" etc. This is another bad poorly written wrong phony book, please don't buy.
CAROL KAYE 1st Call Bassist All Hollywood Studios, 1960s-1970s, author & leading educator, over 30 courses and tutors.

her comments/replies to people continue for about 7 pages.

http://www.amazon.com/review/RG9T6V6WQF98O
 
Just got Lydia Davis's Collected Stories. Have really enjoyed reading her so far. Short shorts/flash fiction. They read a bit like confessional prose poems.
 
I know the whole alternative history thing has been done many times before but that sounds like a fascinating book. I like of bit of King anyway and I used to be really interested in the JFK assassination / conspiracy theories surrounding it. What did you think of it?
 

Skygazer

And in the end...
Totally undecided, I guess the most plausible events are that of the official records, but I would not be surprised if he had been deposed by his 'own' men, history is littered with murdered kings of every nation and politics is the arena of powerful ambitious,ruthless and murderous men.
 
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Pineapple Express meets H.P Lovecraft. This one is a lot of fun.

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Because that is the coolest name and album cover ever.
 

Skygazer

And in the end...
Agree with the album cover, it is amazing, the name of the band... a bit lame, doesn`t inspire me to have a listen, maybe if I was a 15yr old boy I`d disagree.
 
Totally undecided, I guess the most plausible events are that of the official records, but I would not be surprised if he had been deposed by his 'own' men, history is littered with murdered kings of every nation and politics is the arena of powerful ambitious,ruthless and murderous men.
I actually meant what did you think of the book, but since you mention it I've now come round to the idea that Oswald may well have acted alone. There's a good page that debunks a lot of the myths and misinformation surrounding the events here:
http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/home.htm
Having said all that and despite it being a load of bollocks, I really loved the film JFK.
 

Skygazer

And in the end...
Hi Bruno, sorry,yes really enjoyed the book, its subject matter is huge and kind of revolves around the Butterfly Effect theory and not in a good way, as the belief that altering history and preventing the assassination of JFK would have been a better outcome for us.The town of Derry yet again makes its appearance. I enjoyed the main characters and the sub plots are compelling, you really care about the fate of some of the characters. Would recommend it but only if you like a 'big' book
 

Hosh

hoshomccreesh.com
Just started Hard Rain Falling - Don Carpenter...
as recommended by Pittsburgh writer Dave Newman (whose book Raymond Carver Will Not Raise Our Children is terrific!)

Twain's The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyberg and Tolstoy's The Devil were both also a nice surprises! Twain's reads like a Coen Bros. movie, and I assumed Tolstoy would be ornate and obtuse -- but I assumed wrong! His autobiographical novella clipped along at a perfect pace.
 

justine

stop the penistry
I know the whole alternative history thing has been done many times before but that sounds like a fascinating book. I like of bit of King anyway and I used to be really interested in the JFK assassination / conspiracy theories surrounding it. What did you think of it?

i'm about 2/3 of the way through and so far i would highly recommend it - very easy read, great sense of dread built up, absolutely no idea where the story is going or how it will end. the time-travel constraints are really interesting, too, making it a bit different from your usual time-travel story. there is also a sort of funny callback to It early in the book.

BUT i recommend buying the e-version - this book is ridiculously awkward in size (and i've only been reading it in bed, not carrying it round) and the spine is already tearing away from the text block, just from the weight.
 

d gray

tried to do his best but could not
Founding member
if you dig her stuff this is all you need.

the cover image was said to be an accidental double exposure. pretty mindblowing.

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and this...

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mjp

Founding member
if you dig her stuff this is all you need.
I remember the first time I saw a book of Arbus pictures when I was a teenager, in the 70s. I thought, "Who the hell...what the hell...how the hell?" I had never seen any art like that. Weird and marginal and wonderful.

She certainly paved the way for a lot of other oddball photographers like Mary Ellen Mark, Sally Mann and Joel-Peter Witkin.

She was punk rock, as Neil Young would say.
 

d gray

tried to do his best but could not
Founding member
seeing her stuff at that time must have been a trip. seeing it now still is...

there's a bowie appearance on dick cavett from 1974 where he mentions her as an artist he was
into at that time.
 

mjp

Founding member
seeing her stuff at that time must have been a trip.
It was. But then I was seeing a lot of things for the first time in those days. As most of us do when we're young. Six or seven months before we become jaded and world-weary.
 
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