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Hugh Jazz

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2007, 08:59:49 AM »
Just finished rereading Less Than Zero (Bret Easton Ellis).

Hard to believe it was written by a nineteen year old.  Great book though.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2007, 08:21:40 AM »
Just finished rereading Less Than Zero (Bret Easton Ellis).

Hard to believe it was written by a nineteen year old.  Great book though.
I'm going through "Lunar Park" at the moment. It's kinda... his style. Lots of sex and drugs. Don't know what you think, but it's kind of boring to always get the same shit in several books by a certain author.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2007, 10:55:51 AM »
I'm going through "Lunar Park" at the moment. It's kinda... his style. Lots of sex and drugs. Don't know what you think, but it's kind of boring to always get the same shit in several books by a certain author.

I know what you mean.  I haven't read Lunar Park, but I've seen the same thing happen with some of Chuck Palahniuk's later novels.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2007, 01:51:15 PM »


Yes, I bought and am reading Raymi's book.

It's depressingly hilarious.  I love it.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2007, 02:00:56 PM »


Yes, I bought and am reading Raymi's book.

It's depressingly hilarious.  I love it.
Do us a review afterwards! Does it include pictures?!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2007, 02:37:34 PM »
Do us a review afterwards! Does it include pictures?!

*salute*

It does, but their of the fucking-around-on-MS-paint variety.

It's ridiculously short (75 pages, give or take), so I'll probably have it finished by the end of tomorrow.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2007, 03:07:02 PM »
*salute*

It does, but their of the fucking-around-on-MS-paint variety.

It's ridiculously short (75 pages, give or take), so I'll probably have it finished by the end of tomorrow.
Haha, ahh well if she's written it, it should be an...interesting read to say the least, happy reading Shawn!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2007, 01:38:56 PM »
My copy of 33 1/3: Loveless finally came in the mail.  It's a fantastic read.

And Tweez, I should have that Marketable Depression review up soon.  I just haven't had time to write it yet.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2007, 02:03:25 PM »
No worries if you're busy, but thanks anyway Shawn :)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2007, 09:46:39 AM »
Currently reading "Guitar Chord Bible", and I still haven't got the picture about how to play a chord the right way. And my guitar is by now probably completely out of tune.

I can pick a note or so on one string, but a chord is fucking impossible. :'(

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2007, 11:14:30 AM »
Currently reading "Guitar Chord Bible", and I still haven't got the picture about how to play a chord the right way. And my guitar is by now probably completely out of tune.

I can pick a note or so on one string, but a chord is fucking impossible. :'(

Just wait until you start learning barre chords.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2007, 11:18:17 AM »
Just wait until you start learning barre chords.
I've actually tried that for a month. When i couldn't get my index finger to work, I was about to cut it off. Then I realised that I probably would be better with an index finger and listen to music, instead of playing it.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2007, 06:37:40 AM »
* dead_red_eyes now reading "1984" by George Orwell.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2007, 02:47:13 AM »
I'm currently reading three texts/books at the same time, which I like to do very much. The book is Chuck Palahniuks "Survivor", which I'm going to do a thesis about so that I can get a grade in the C course of English. The texts are the liner notes of the Captain Beefheart box "Grow Fins" and the Charley Patton box "Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues".

The book... I don't have to go in on that. It's just awesome all the way through, and really kicks the living shit out of mass media and religious sects.

The liner notes of the Captain Beefheart box are interesting. Drumbo has interviewed like every member of the Magic Band and how they worked. Then you of course have the writers writing about how special Captain Beefheart is/was. But there's not the same substance in comparison to Drumbo's text. It's just their opinions, which I find the most uninspiring thing to read.

Charley Patton liner notes are just plain awesome! They go straight into detail about both how it was to be a blues man in the late 20's/early 30's, and how he was so special. Then they also write about how it was to be a cotton field worker, which almost every black person in the south was. It actually got a Grammy for best liner notes, which I can understand, since it's in my opinion the best and most interesting liner notes in a music thing ever released. But the price tag is like 150 $, so it costs. But if you look at the whole package, you will know that it's worth it (especially if you want the history and the music from the best Delta blues man ever).

The only box that beats the Charley Patton one in packaging is Merzbow's "Merzbox", but that one costs you 500 $. :(

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #44 on: July 08, 2007, 01:58:27 PM »
i'm presently in the middle of a bunch of books.

mostly, i've been reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman. pretty fucking weird and cool.

others:

several Philip K. Dick novels and the Paycheck short story collection
William Gibson - Pattern Recognition
The New Space Opera (a collection of short stories)
The Hard SF Renaissance (another collection of short stories)
Frank Herbert - Dune (re-reading, one of my favorite books ever)

as you can see, i really like science fiction.