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Just finished this book, in which (I assume) semi-well known British writer/actor/whatever Graham Duff tells his life story through 15 important gigs. It's as touching and funny as the jacket says, and his passion for music is almost tangible. The Wire chapter at the end is double interesting because this is the same guy who's making the upcoming Wire doc.

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Kory wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 5:52pm
Just finished this book, in which (I assume) semi-well known British writer/actor/whatever Graham Duff tells his life story through 15 important gigs. It's as touching and funny as the jacket says, and his passion for music is almost tangible. The Wire chapter at the end is double interesting because this is the same guy who's making the upcoming Wire doc.

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I'll have to hunt that down!
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 6:15pm
Kory wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 5:52pm
Just finished this book, in which (I assume) semi-well known British writer/actor/whatever Graham Duff tells his life story through 15 important gigs. It's as touching and funny as the jacket says, and his passion for music is almost tangible. The Wire chapter at the end is double interesting because this is the same guy who's making the upcoming Wire doc.

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I'll have to hunt that down!
He was at the now-infamous JD gig in which Ian Curtis had a seizure backstage and the gig had to be performed mostly by the guys from Crispy Ambulance and ACR. That was quite a chapter.
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Does anyone have a copy of "Juliet, Naked" by Nick Hornby on ebook or anything like that? Or if you've read it can you offer me any observations on it?
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Heston wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:02pm
Does anyone have a copy of "Juliet, Naked" by Nick Hornby on ebook or anything like that? Or if you've read it can you offer me any observations on it?
https://b-ok.org/book/1054884/8d9065

(Don't recall reading/listening to it, tho. Much as I liked High Fidelity when it came out, the few that I tried after that didn't do much for me.)
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Heston wrote:
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Does anyone have a copy of "Juliet, Naked"
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Kory wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 6:54pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 6:15pm
Kory wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 5:52pm
Just finished this book, in which (I assume) semi-well known British writer/actor/whatever Graham Duff tells his life story through 15 important gigs. It's as touching and funny as the jacket says, and his passion for music is almost tangible. The Wire chapter at the end is double interesting because this is the same guy who's making the upcoming Wire doc.

Image
I'll have to hunt that down!
He was at the now-infamous JD gig in which Ian Curtis had a seizure backstage and the gig had to be performed mostly by the guys from Crispy Ambulance and ACR. That was quite a chapter.
Oof, that's horrible, if notable. Yeah, I'm ordering it.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:18pm
Heston wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:02pm
Does anyone have a copy of "Juliet, Naked" by Nick Hornby on ebook or anything like that? Or if you've read it can you offer me any observations on it?
https://b-ok.org/book/1054884/8d9065

(Don't recall reading/listening to it, tho. Much as I liked High Fidelity when it came out, the few that I tried after that didn't do much for me.)
Cheers Doc. This probably sounds a bit cryptic but the reason I want to read it is Clash-related and may be of interest to the board.
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Heston wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:25pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:18pm
Heston wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:02pm
Does anyone have a copy of "Juliet, Naked" by Nick Hornby on ebook or anything like that? Or if you've read it can you offer me any observations on it?
https://b-ok.org/book/1054884/8d9065

(Don't recall reading/listening to it, tho. Much as I liked High Fidelity when it came out, the few that I tried after that didn't do much for me.)
Cheers Doc. This probably sounds a bit cryptic but the reason I want to read it is Clash-related and may be of interest to the board.
Let us know whether it's any good.
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Discovered this by chance, so I'm giving it a quick read to possibly use in my popular culture course next term. Two of my three books are music-related, so I wouldn't mind a film-related one, plus this is fairly short, which always plays well with students. Mind you, it's scholarly, which doesn't play as well with students ("The book was boring." Not all of life is about being entertained, kid).
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:30pm
Heston wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:25pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:18pm
Heston wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:02pm
Does anyone have a copy of "Juliet, Naked" by Nick Hornby on ebook or anything like that? Or if you've read it can you offer me any observations on it?
https://b-ok.org/book/1054884/8d9065

(Don't recall reading/listening to it, tho. Much as I liked High Fidelity when it came out, the few that I tried after that didn't do much for me.)
Cheers Doc. This probably sounds a bit cryptic but the reason I want to read it is Clash-related and may be of interest to the board.
Let us know whether it's any good.
I really enjoyed both the book and the movie adaptation.
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WestwayKid wrote:
10 Dec 2020, 11:41am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:30pm
Heston wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:25pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:18pm
Heston wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:02pm
Does anyone have a copy of "Juliet, Naked" by Nick Hornby on ebook or anything like that? Or if you've read it can you offer me any observations on it?
https://b-ok.org/book/1054884/8d9065

(Don't recall reading/listening to it, tho. Much as I liked High Fidelity when it came out, the few that I tried after that didn't do much for me.)
Cheers Doc. This probably sounds a bit cryptic but the reason I want to read it is Clash-related and may be of interest to the board.
Let us know whether it's any good.
I really enjoyed both the book and the movie adaptation.
How does it compare to High Fidelity?
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Dec 2020, 11:54am
WestwayKid wrote:
10 Dec 2020, 11:41am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:30pm
Heston wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:25pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:18pm


https://b-ok.org/book/1054884/8d9065

(Don't recall reading/listening to it, tho. Much as I liked High Fidelity when it came out, the few that I tried after that didn't do much for me.)
Cheers Doc. This probably sounds a bit cryptic but the reason I want to read it is Clash-related and may be of interest to the board.
Let us know whether it's any good.
I really enjoyed both the book and the movie adaptation.
How does it compare to High Fidelity?
I liked it better (slightly). Both share a love affair with music and how music impacts our lives. That love is more understated in Juliet, but effective. There were definitely themes that resonated with me. One interest aspect is how Hornby has "evolved" obsessive music fandom from the record shop to the internet. If you liked High Fidelity you will like Juliet, Naked.
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WestwayKid wrote:
10 Dec 2020, 12:57pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Dec 2020, 11:54am
WestwayKid wrote:
10 Dec 2020, 11:41am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:30pm
Heston wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 7:25pm


Cheers Doc. This probably sounds a bit cryptic but the reason I want to read it is Clash-related and may be of interest to the board.
Let us know whether it's any good.
I really enjoyed both the book and the movie adaptation.
How does it compare to High Fidelity?
I liked it better (slightly). Both share a love affair with music and how music impacts our lives. That love is more understated in Juliet, but effective. There were definitely themes that resonated with me. One interest aspect is how Hornby has "evolved" obsessive music fandom from the record shop to the internet. If you liked High Fidelity you will like Juliet, Naked.
Cool and thanks. I'll hunt down an audio version and pop it in the queue.
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