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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Kory » 11 Jan 2019, 6:02pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 4:51pm
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Kory wrote:
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Back from campus and the library. Among the research-oriented crap, I also grabbed the Fugazi one (based on Flex's recommendation), the Banshees (based on Kory's recommendation), and the Raincoats (based on Jen's pick). The rest of you lost out on influencing me. Not that there's one on KISS' Animalize.
I would also recommend the Fugazi one, I highly enjoyed it and kept it in the collection.
Just remember folks, don't dismiss the Fugazi entry just because Kory likes it. I also enjoyed and recommended it.
I'm starting to have borrower's remorse.
Did you guys read the Gang of Four one? I thought the angle of focusing on mondegreens was a really interesting and unexpected one.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Jan 2019, 6:39pm

Kory wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 6:02pm
Did you guys read the Gang of Four one? I thought the angle of focusing on mondegreens was a really interesting and unexpected one.
I have read it, but I honestly don't remember anything about it. So much so that I wonder whether I have, in fact, read it.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Kory » 11 Jan 2019, 7:39pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 6:39pm
Kory wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 6:02pm
Did you guys read the Gang of Four one? I thought the angle of focusing on mondegreens was a really interesting and unexpected one.
I have read it, but I honestly don't remember anything about it. So much so that I wonder whether I have, in fact, read it.
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Jan 2019, 8:08pm

Kory wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 7:39pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 6:39pm
Kory wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 6:02pm
Did you guys read the Gang of Four one? I thought the angle of focusing on mondegreens was a really interesting and unexpected one.
I have read it, but I honestly don't remember anything about it. So much so that I wonder whether I have, in fact, read it.
Brains are fun
I have a very love-hate relationship with mine. I identify with the line in Pixies' "Letter to Memphis" where Black Francis says his head was haunted.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Jan 2019, 8:14pm

Bedtime reading: That Fugazi book that Flex (ugh) and Kory (ugh) recommended.

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One of those books that I've seen in bargain bins and used bookstores with numbing ubiquity, but never bit. But I came across the audio version and thought what the fuck. I have enjoyed most of Phillip Kerr's Bernie Guenther novels and I figure this is a close cousin.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Silent Majority » 14 Jan 2019, 3:50am

Listening to Tim Shipman's All Out War, a Palace intrigue version of the Brexit campaign. The writer, who's got very good contacts with key ministers, is certain that the defining thing that allowed Leave to win was the involvement of Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. A very shallow disregarding of 30 years of economic policy.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by WestwayKid » 14 Jan 2019, 9:14am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 8:14pm
Bedtime reading: That Fugazi book that Flex (ugh) and Kory (ugh) recommended.

Exercise audiobook:

One of those books that I've seen in bargain bins and used bookstores with numbing ubiquity, but never bit. But I came across the audio version and thought what the fuck. I have enjoyed most of Phillip Kerr's Bernie Guenther novels and I figure this is a close cousin.
Harris is pretty good for alternate-history fiction, though his friendship with Roman Polanski is troubling. His trilogy about Cicero was good.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Jan 2019, 11:42am

WestwayKid wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 9:14am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 8:14pm
Bedtime reading: That Fugazi book that Flex (ugh) and Kory (ugh) recommended.

Exercise audiobook:

One of those books that I've seen in bargain bins and used bookstores with numbing ubiquity, but never bit. But I came across the audio version and thought what the fuck. I have enjoyed most of Phillip Kerr's Bernie Guenther novels and I figure this is a close cousin.
Harris is pretty good for alternate-history fiction, though his friendship with Roman Polanski is troubling. His trilogy about Cicero was good.
I'm about two-and-a-half hours in and my attention is still being held.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Silent Majority » 14 Jan 2019, 12:38pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 11:42am
WestwayKid wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 9:14am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 8:14pm
Bedtime reading: That Fugazi book that Flex (ugh) and Kory (ugh) recommended.

Exercise audiobook:

One of those books that I've seen in bargain bins and used bookstores with numbing ubiquity, but never bit. But I came across the audio version and thought what the fuck. I have enjoyed most of Phillip Kerr's Bernie Guenther novels and I figure this is a close cousin.
Harris is pretty good for alternate-history fiction, though his friendship with Roman Polanski is troubling. His trilogy about Cicero was good.
I'm about two-and-a-half hours in and my attention is still being held.
How long is it?
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Jan 2019, 12:50pm

Silent Majority wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 12:38pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 11:42am
WestwayKid wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 9:14am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 8:14pm
Bedtime reading: That Fugazi book that Flex (ugh) and Kory (ugh) recommended.

Exercise audiobook:

One of those books that I've seen in bargain bins and used bookstores with numbing ubiquity, but never bit. But I came across the audio version and thought what the fuck. I have enjoyed most of Phillip Kerr's Bernie Guenther novels and I figure this is a close cousin.
Harris is pretty good for alternate-history fiction, though his friendship with Roman Polanski is troubling. His trilogy about Cicero was good.
I'm about two-and-a-half hours in and my attention is still being held.
How long is it?
11 and a half hours or thereabouts.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Silent Majority » 14 Jan 2019, 12:59pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 12:50pm
Silent Majority wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 12:38pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 11:42am
WestwayKid wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 9:14am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 8:14pm
Bedtime reading: That Fugazi book that Flex (ugh) and Kory (ugh) recommended.

Exercise audiobook:

One of those books that I've seen in bargain bins and used bookstores with numbing ubiquity, but never bit. But I came across the audio version and thought what the fuck. I have enjoyed most of Phillip Kerr's Bernie Guenther novels and I figure this is a close cousin.
Harris is pretty good for alternate-history fiction, though his friendship with Roman Polanski is troubling. His trilogy about Cicero was good.
I'm about two-and-a-half hours in and my attention is still being held.
How long is it?
11 and a half hours or thereabouts.
Let me know if you recommend the listen at the end, mate.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Jan 2019, 1:05pm

Silent Majority wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 12:59pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 12:50pm
Silent Majority wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 12:38pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 11:42am
WestwayKid wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 9:14am


Harris is pretty good for alternate-history fiction, though his friendship with Roman Polanski is troubling. His trilogy about Cicero was good.
I'm about two-and-a-half hours in and my attention is still being held.
How long is it?
11 and a half hours or thereabouts.
Let me know if you recommend the listen at the end, mate.
Will do.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Kory » 14 Jan 2019, 1:57pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 8:14pm
Bedtime reading: That Fugazi book that Flex (ugh) and Kory (ugh) recommended.
Perhaps you'll think better of us when the book turns out to be good.
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Jan 2019, 3:54pm

Kory wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 1:57pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 8:14pm
Bedtime reading: That Fugazi book that Flex (ugh) and Kory (ugh) recommended.
Perhaps you'll think better of us when the book turns out to be good.
I'll be finishing it up tonight. I haven't found it all that compelling, to be honest. It does its descriptive job, but not much else. One question I always have students answer about their term papers is: Why is this important? Why is this a story worth telling? I'm not really sure what Gross would say. But for Fugazi fans, getting that extra detail is quite valuable. I get that. I'm fine with those kinds of books for bands I love. But as someone who's never gotten why Fugazi is such a big deal from an aesthetic standpoint, the book doesn't exactly compel me to rethink things. But I doubt Gross sought to convert the unbelievers, so that's not exactly harsh criticism.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Kory » 14 Jan 2019, 4:17pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 3:54pm
Kory wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 1:57pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 8:14pm
Bedtime reading: That Fugazi book that Flex (ugh) and Kory (ugh) recommended.
Perhaps you'll think better of us when the book turns out to be good.
I'll be finishing it up tonight. I haven't found it all that compelling, to be honest. It does its descriptive job, but not much else. One question I always have students answer about their term papers is: Why is this important? Why is this a story worth telling? I'm not really sure what Gross would say. But for Fugazi fans, getting that extra detail is quite valuable. I get that. I'm fine with those kinds of books for bands I love. But as someone who's never gotten why Fugazi is such a big deal from an aesthetic standpoint, the book doesn't exactly compel me to rethink things. But I doubt Gross sought to convert the unbelievers, so that's not exactly harsh criticism.
Oh, I didn't realize you weren't a fan already. Why did you pick it up?
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
Boogie With Your Children

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