Last CD you bought/ Book you read

The Third Policeman---Flann O'Brien
A very peculiar and original book. I work in a library and always recommend it to people who ask for suggested titles. Most people never finish it. I loved it.

Flann, like Buk, usually wrote while drinking but still managed to write well.

The Third Policeman was published posthumously. Flann sent it to one publisher who rejected it and that was that. He put it away and never again tried to get it published. He was apparently a shy man who didn't have much confidence when it came to facing numerous rejections.

But the book is highly original and took guts to write---given the fact that it playfully fucks with the reader on many levels. It was written before the days of television when people had more patience with unique works of art---and a willingness to be fucked with.

Hello Brother, my uncle suggested reading old Flann as I'd just finished reading 'Pukoon' by Spike Milligan and he thought I may enjoy it. Annoyingly my local library didn't have 'third policeman' which is a shame because I'd been told that's the best book of his to read.
However 'At War' is a very funny and interesting collection of his column he wrote for an Irish paper during the war years including some amusing illistrations he did as well (like the mishapen carriage wheel designs to counteract the giant pot holes in the road)
Anyway when I've got enough pennies under my mattress I shall be looking to buy a copy of 'third policeman'. Thanks for your comments and I hope you have a funfilled weekend :)


Last book-> The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
(Fantasticly original writer, cool/wacko book so far (just past 100 pages))

CD->New Order Substance (think it's the 5th+ time I've bought it.... keep running into little speed bumps where I have to sell all all I own)

Super-looking-forward to buying Delillo's Falling Man next Tuesday.
Have heard it's his best yet......


"The law is wrong; I am right"
I just got the deluxe DVD edition of Bob Dylan's Dont Look Back. Absolutely worth the money because it includes a second DVD with an extra hour of footage from his 1965 English tour plus a companion book with a complete transcript of the film. So, if you're a Dylan fan - go for it...
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Digney in Burnaby

donkeys live a long time
Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares on Nonesuch at a Sally Ann for two bucks. Copyright says 1987. I remember the big deal made of this recording back then (jesus, 20 years!). The Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir. Helluva moniker. It appeals to my ears.


"The law is wrong; I am right"
Just got Frank Zappa- The Classic Interviews. Three different interviews, all from the seventies. 63 min. long. Zappa talks a lot about the technical aspects in his music. He also talks extensively about his song Jewish Princess and the conflict with the Jewish Defamation League who called the song anti-semitic, the making of Joe's Garage etc. etc.
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books, CDs

:confused:I was in Manhatten last week, went to the tenement museum & bought Luc Sante's Low Life, last Buk book, Love is a Dog From hELL.
CD's I got an old John Fahey rerelease and some Shin's 'early' stuff (I'm on LI and I don't have it with me)
Ah, Rolling Stone. I remember when that magazine was relevant. I must be old. ;)

Actually, I know I'm old. I keep seeing the trailer for the movie The US vs. John Lennon, and I can't wait to see that fucker. That's proof right there.

I have videotape of the first US television appearance by the Clash, on the old Saturday-Night-Live-wannabe show Fridays. They played four (!) songs from London Calling. Don't know if that's online anywhere, and I haven't pulled the tape out in years, but it was something.

I too remember the mag, in fact, when it was on newsprint and folded in half. The first issue I saw I beleive had Lennon on the cover. Strummer was the absolute dogs bollocks.

Digney in Burnaby

donkeys live a long time
The Collectors' first LP (as a CD now). The "next big thing" according to an Open City story I came across looking at the microfilm from the late 1960s. Bill Henderson is still around writing songs and working with other songwriters. I understand that Howie Vickers is now a local city councillor.

Also got a Tom Russell Band collection from 1984-1994 called Raw Vision. Navajo Rug, co-written with Ian "Four Strong Winds" Tyson, that made it onto Tyson's Cowboyography CD 20 years ago, playing away right now.

And trying to read Horace McCoy's 1935 novel They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Now Gloria, she is one depressed and depressingly funny character: "It's peculiar to me that everybody pays so much attention to living and so little to dying. Why are these high-powered scientists always screwing around trying to prolong life instead of finding pleasant ways to end it? There must be a hell of a lot of people in the world like me -- who want to die but haven't got the guts --"

A Nancy Spungeon for the Great Depression.
I just bought New Moon by the late great Elliot Smith. It is wonderful. Everyone should buy a copy for themselves, and one for a friend. I did.
Most recent Purchases

Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
Electric Wizard - Come My Fanatics
Sleep - Holy Mountain
Sunn o))) and Boris - Altar
Menomena - Friend and Foe
Gary Numan - Pleasure Principle
Bauhaus - Bela Legosi's Dead (ep)
Low - A Lifetime of Temporary Relief: 10 Years of B-Sides & Rarities
Stereo Lab - Cybele's Reverie

Real Ultimate Power - the Official Ninja Book
Alfred Jarry: The Man with the Axe - Nigel Lennon
Supermale - Alfred Jarry
Mohammed and Charlemagne - Henri Pirenne


The Residents - Icky Flix
Jan Svankmajer: The Ossuary and Other Tales
The Films of Kenneth Anger, Vol. 1

Terrible habit of buying shiny things.


CD-> Nirvana, Best of the Box
Book-> Justin Evans, A Good and Happy Child

(Just finished Delillo's Falling Man..... WOW)
cd's New York Dolls - One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This.
a surprisingly good cd considering it is 30 years since their last studio release.
Dirty Pretty Things - Waterloo from the ashes of the Libertines. well, basically, the Libertines without Pete Dougherty. he's not missed.
book The Judges - Elie Wiesel. a philosophical novel in the vein of Camus.

Although I would agree that the DPT's album is vastly better then Doherty's Babyshambles release to say he's not missed is blasphemy, The Libertines were the last great hope for the British music scene.

Last CD i brought was The Icarus Line's Penance Soireee, last book was a collection of Dylan Thomas poems to replace the other one I trashed
Most recent Purchases


Low - A Lifetime of Temporary Relief: 10 Years of B-Sides & Rarities

Jan Svankmajer: The Ossuary and Other Tales


Good old low, recline in a chair with a good bottle of wine and listen to their quiet reverie. Try and listen to their cover of the smiths 'last night I dreamt somebody loved me', it made me shed a tear.

As for old Svanky, well I went to Prague and stood outside his home. He lives above a gallery which sells some awful paintings and sculptures. He didn't come out and say hello :( or even throw clay at us!


"The law is wrong; I am right"
Frank Zappa: Imaginary Diseases. (official release no. 76 - 200?)

Canned Heat: Under the Dutch Skies 1970-74. (2 cd's - 2007)

B.B. King: His Definitive Greatest Hits (2 cd's - 1999)
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This week:

On the CD:

Miles Davis--Ascenseur pour l'echafaud

On the bookshelf:

Richard Yates--Eleven Kinds Of Lonliness
We've got a big # of Buk nuts in here,
(Largest gathering I know of)
And just thought I'd take a sampling of our interests,
Yeah, it's a slow day (beautifully so)
Just to see if any common denominator pops up.

CD-> Everything by Underworld
Book-> Shadow Man by Cody Mcfadyen

(Disclaimer-> last book/CD bought is no indication of our primal tastes :D )
Hey. Last book I read was The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart. This guy has a way with words. Not many of them out there these days can lay the word on the line like that.
Right this minute i'm sitting here with a beer & re-reading Women as Mr Tom Waits serenades in the background.


"The law is wrong; I am right"
Today I got:

Canned Heat: Live at TheTurku Rock Festival, Finland. (1971 - Remastered 2007)

The Travelling Wilbury's Collection. - 2 cd plus 1 dvd. (2007)
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Awesome! It's always good to find a NIN fan in a forum that's not related to NIN. The closest thing to listening to a CD that I've done lately is watching NIN's tour DVD that they released after With Teeth came out.
The last book I read is Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers.

the only good poet

One retreat after another without peace.
currently reading The Islamist, a memoir by one Ed Husain.
next up is another memoir, The Boy Who Loved Books, by John Sutherland.


"The law is wrong; I am right"
Jefferson Airplane: Sweeping up the spotlight (Live at the Fillmore East - Nov. 28 & 29, 1969. - 2007)
Last CD I bought was a compilation by an early 80's US band named The Call . They had an album around 82 or 83 which was never released on cd so had to get all the album tracks via 'best of' cd's. A cracking band, their music was about over-militarisation, corporate greed etc (nothing much really changed does it? :confused:)


stop the penistry
i bought the pumpkins' ZEITGEIST today... and it's as good as i thought it would be. fuck the haters - corgan sounds fantastic, and chamberlin is still awesome. yes, corgan is now a retarded jesus-loving freak who wears disposable plastic raincoats while performing, but i forgive him all his sins.
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