What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

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Postby Sean Hayden » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:34 pm

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Svartalf » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:47 pm

El Borak and Other Desert Adventures; Sword Woman and Other Historical Asventures.
Both collections of stories by Robert E Howard that I got for Xmas... most satisfied with those present, and I barely had to goad the friends who gifted them to me in the right direction.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Śiva » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:23 pm

Orientalism by Edward Said
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Tero » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:57 pm

Beatles 66, Steve Turner. Beatles take dope, end touring. Lennon becomes and artiste.

It was an OK book. I read another book on music etc of this era. Bands both US and UK. From the numerous errors, it was obvious that he was sloppy, trying to maximize colorful stories and worst: he was not there.

This had none of that.

I read one Pink Floyd book and the Cyd Barrett era was painful. The pre band era of the band members in a university town, Cambridge, was better. Then the end, with Waters split, was painful in a new way. Kind of like a Trump biography.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Tero » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:25 pm

Next:Elvis Costello, Unfaithful Music....

My first ever 80s music item.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Śiva » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:33 am

Culture and Imperialism by Edward Said
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Śiva » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:12 pm

Lost Enlightment - S. Frederick Starr


I think this one makes my "must read" list.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Tero » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:19 am

Tero wrote:Next:Elvis Costello, Unfaithful Music....

My first ever 80s music item.

Going quite well. It's especially readable as Elvis and I were both born 1954. You got to see the big 1962 change in music. His dad was a big band singer.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby JimC » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:22 am

Infant!

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Brian Peacock » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:20 pm

Diamond Dogs - Alastair Reynolds.
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"It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice.
There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia."

Frank Zappa

"This is how humanity ends; bickering over the irrelevant."
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Tero » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:33 pm

Elvis: It's coming along. Got to page 70. There are flashbacks to childhood, but thankfully he does not plow through his life and work in chronological order. Many songs still remain cryptic and he admits to being disorganized, on purpose, with lyrics.

Pills and Soap a protest song?
https://meetinmontauk.com/2010/12/12/so ... -costello/

Something to do with he being a vegetarian. There is a nice two CD collection to go with the book. Covers enough of his later albums which I do not have
https://www.amazon.com/Unfaithful-Music ... 77AW20ZBTK
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Tero » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:45 am

Lyrics:
elvis costello accidents will happen lyrics

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/e/elvis+cost ... 47196.html

Book: Elvis had sex with woman taxi driver in CA.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Brian Peacock » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:54 am

I've just started Dennett's From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds.

He can write gooder than what I can read.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Tero » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:25 pm

A year ago:
The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
Enjoy.

Bryson visits tea shops, coffee shops and various trails and gardens in England.

Visiting shops in Totnes in South Devon: "there was a little more in the way of New Age crystals and that kind of thing than I personally require. "
Then on next page: "there is a limit to how much I will pay for shampoo, even for someone who has given me children."

It's British, you see, but not in any Monty Python John Cleese ranting kind of way. Enjoy.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Postby Śiva » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:16 pm

The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan Good stuff if you're not up on your middle eastern history from about the 18th century until modern times.
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