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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1965 on: March 13, 2015, 07:15:31 AM »
Forgot that I just finished John Waters' Carsick. One of the funniest and most enjoyable books I've read in a long time.

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« Reply #1966 on: March 13, 2015, 08:20:09 AM »
Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/853930000
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1967 on: March 13, 2015, 02:20:54 PM »
Book 8 of the Aurelio Zen series by Michael Dibdin. I saw the brilliant, canceled BBC show starring Rufus Sewell first. The books are significantly better. He finished the last book (11) and then unexpectedly died.

A high grade of crime fiction, which is an insufficient categorization. The crime is often beside the point. And the books get darker and darker as you go along.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1968 on: March 23, 2015, 02:16:31 PM »
Currently reading Stuart Cosgrove's Detroit '67 which is pretty good so far. 

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« Reply #1969 on: March 24, 2015, 02:08:22 AM »
Kim Gordon's book Girl In A Band is pretty amazing.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1970 on: March 24, 2015, 07:47:39 AM »
Kim Gordon's book Girl In A Band is pretty amazing.
Agreed, I read a lot of rock books and (though you never know) it really sounds like her voice.  I am midway thru Joey Ramone's biography written by his brother.  It is a nice contrast to the Marky autobiography put out recently.

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« Reply #1971 on: March 24, 2015, 10:41:54 AM »
C# programming with unity 3d....exciting stuff
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1972 on: March 31, 2015, 07:57:27 PM »
Just finished Viv Albertine's memoir: Clothes Clothes Clothes-Music Music Music-Boys Boys Boys. I loved it and highly recommend it--even if you aren't a massive fan of the Slits. (I'm love the album Cut, but that's all I know.) Just a great, well-written book by someone who was deeply involved in/around for the first wave of UK punk.

I'm now trying to track down her solo album on vinyl.

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« Reply #1973 on: April 09, 2015, 12:14:52 PM »
Kinky Friedman's Greewich Killing Time. Was just about to put it on the curb in a box since ive had it for 10 years and never read it, then decided to read it. Met him one and read one of his other books. Love that dude.

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« Reply #1974 on: April 17, 2015, 06:06:02 PM »
Just heard of this....has anyone read it?

http://www.amazon.com/Red-Army-Faction-Blues-Wilson/dp/1901927482

Welcome to West Berlin, 1967. Undercover agent Peter Urbach is tasked with infiltrating a group of radical students whose anti-consumerist message is not without propaganda value on both sides of the Wall. Soon, high-minded political activism will move to the terrorism of the Red Army Faction. In 1989, the Wall is coming down and Urbach is breaking cover to track down Peter Green, the genius behind British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac. There's unfinished business to resolve after their chance encounter twenty years earlier at a party in Germany. What exactly did Peter Green walk into that day?
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1975 on: April 27, 2015, 05:04:42 PM »
I relistened to "I, Partridge" recently.  It's one of the few books where I'd say the audiobook is really the definitive version.  I also think Seamus Heany's Beowulf is in that category.

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1976 on: May 01, 2015, 10:40:52 AM »
Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/853930000


Is that your review?
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1977 on: May 01, 2015, 11:25:49 PM »
Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/853930000


Is that your review?

Here's my review:

It was fun!

I wanted to link to the part where Plato is interviewed on a thinly disguised O'Reilly Factor.

I'd say more, but I don't want provide any spoilers.

Has some great parts.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1978 on: May 23, 2015, 10:17:56 PM »
The new Black Sabbath bio book Symptom of the Universe is pretty great.  The years after Ozzy and Dio are crazy to read about, when new singers kept being shuffled in long after most fans stopped caring.  Who needs Ozzy when there's Glenn Hughes?

Black Sabbath and Tony Iommi - No Stranger To Love

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #1979 on: May 27, 2015, 09:46:46 AM »
I am reading this, its a bit of a slog but its finally getting sort of good.  I think maybe I am just to distracted to read this it has too many characters and slang.

However, I really liked some of this other titles that I read.

A poor man's Bronson Pinchot.

 

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