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Fagles’ translation of the Aeneid, because I’m tutoring a kid who has to read it.
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A poetry collection by Edna St Vincent Millay. I have a hard time finding poets I like. :disshame:

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 11:01am
Silent Majority wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 3:50pm
As a part of my ongoing completist sickness, I've already ordered similar books about John Major and Gordon Brown.
You pursue voluntarily that most grad students would endure while sulking. That might be a compliment, but I'm not sure.

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I've had this forever. Can't even recall how I acquired it. I gather it's similar in theme as Greil Marcus' Lipstick Traces—high culture, popular culture, youth culture, and rebellion all in a stew pot—but presumably without Marcus' irritating hyperbole.
Anyone fortunate enough to hear Automatic Lover by the Vibrators for the first time would have been instantly enraptured with the knowledge they were experiencing a historic moment as important as the agricultural revolution. Each second of the record had been perfectly calibrated to make any listener weep with the power and glory of what humans are capable of achieving.
Authority is supposedly grounded in wisdom, but I could see from a very early age that authority was only a system of control and it didn't have any inherent wisdom. I quickly realised that you either became a power or you were crushed


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Silent Majority wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:46pm
Anyone fortunate enough to hear Automatic Lover by the Vibrators for the first time would have been instantly enraptured with the knowledge they were experiencing a historic moment as important as the agricultural revolution. Each second of the record had been perfectly calibrated to make any listener weep with the power and glory of what humans are capable of achieving.
this is basically right tho, yeah?
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Flex wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:48pm
Silent Majority wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:46pm
Anyone fortunate enough to hear Automatic Lover by the Vibrators for the first time would have been instantly enraptured with the knowledge they were experiencing a historic moment as important as the agricultural revolution. Each second of the record had been perfectly calibrated to make any listener weep with the power and glory of what humans are capable of achieving.
this is basically right tho, yeah?
You could argue.
Authority is supposedly grounded in wisdom, but I could see from a very early age that authority was only a system of control and it didn't have any inherent wisdom. I quickly realised that you either became a power or you were crushed


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Silent Majority wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:50pm
Flex wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:48pm
Silent Majority wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:46pm
Anyone fortunate enough to hear Automatic Lover by the Vibrators for the first time would have been instantly enraptured with the knowledge they were experiencing a historic moment as important as the agricultural revolution. Each second of the record had been perfectly calibrated to make any listener weep with the power and glory of what humans are capable of achieving.
this is basically right tho, yeah?
You could argue.
I’m the contrarian who says this about “Amphetamine Blue.”
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Wolter wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:54pm
Silent Majority wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:50pm
Flex wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:48pm
Silent Majority wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:46pm
Anyone fortunate enough to hear Automatic Lover by the Vibrators for the first time would have been instantly enraptured with the knowledge they were experiencing a historic moment as important as the agricultural revolution. Each second of the record had been perfectly calibrated to make any listener weep with the power and glory of what humans are capable of achieving.
this is basically right tho, yeah?
You could argue.
I’m the contrarian who says this about “Amphetamine Blue.”
I'd actually say it about Anal Cunt's cover of"Old Time Hardcore" but, you know, it's all in the ballpark.
YOU MADE ONE MISTAKE, LENNON, YOU DOUBLE CROSSED MIKE LOVE AND LEFT HIM ALIVE

Sous les pavés, la plage.

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Flex wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:55pm
Wolter wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:54pm
Silent Majority wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:50pm
Flex wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:48pm
Silent Majority wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:46pm
Anyone fortunate enough to hear Automatic Lover by the Vibrators for the first time would have been instantly enraptured with the knowledge they were experiencing a historic moment as important as the agricultural revolution. Each second of the record had been perfectly calibrated to make any listener weep with the power and glory of what humans are capable of achieving.
this is basically right tho, yeah?
You could argue.
I’m the contrarian who says this about “Amphetamine Blue.”
I'd actually say it about Anal Cunt's cover of"Old Time Hardcore" but, you know, it's all in the ballpark.
Really, there’s a whole rich tapestry.
”INDER LOCK THE THE KISS THREAD IVE REALISED IM A PRZE IDOOT” - Thomas Jefferson

"But the gorilla thinks otherwise!"

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Re: Whatcha reading?

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Wolter wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:56pm
Flex wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:55pm
Wolter wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:54pm
Silent Majority wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:50pm
Flex wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:48pm


this is basically right tho, yeah?
You could argue.
I’m the contrarian who says this about “Amphetamine Blue.”
I'd actually say it about Anal Cunt's cover of"Old Time Hardcore" but, you know, it's all in the ballpark.
Really, there’s a whole rich tapestry.
I can't tell whether or not you guys are validating Greil Marcus! :angry:
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

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Re: Whatcha reading?

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 1:52pm
Wolter wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:56pm
Flex wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:55pm
Wolter wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:54pm
Silent Majority wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:50pm


You could argue.
I’m the contrarian who says this about “Amphetamine Blue.”
I'd actually say it about Anal Cunt's cover of"Old Time Hardcore" but, you know, it's all in the ballpark.
Really, there’s a whole rich tapestry.
I can't tell whether or not you guys are validating Greil Marcus! :angry:
I’m so many alternating layers of irony and sincerity that I can’t even tell either.
”INDER LOCK THE THE KISS THREAD IVE REALISED IM A PRZE IDOOT” - Thomas Jefferson

"But the gorilla thinks otherwise!"

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Wolter wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 2:28pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 1:52pm
Wolter wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:56pm
Flex wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:55pm
Wolter wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:54pm

I’m the contrarian who says this about “Amphetamine Blue.”
I'd actually say it about Anal Cunt's cover of"Old Time Hardcore" but, you know, it's all in the ballpark.
Really, there’s a whole rich tapestry.
I can't tell whether or not you guys are validating Greil Marcus! :angry:
I’m so many alternating layers of irony and sincerity that I can’t even tell either.
Postmodernity's terminal stage is as exhilarating as it is bewildering.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

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Re: Whatcha reading?

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 3:24pm
Wolter wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 2:28pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 1:52pm
Wolter wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:56pm
Flex wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:55pm


I'd actually say it about Anal Cunt's cover of"Old Time Hardcore" but, you know, it's all in the ballpark.
Really, there’s a whole rich tapestry.
I can't tell whether or not you guys are validating Greil Marcus! :angry:
I’m so many alternating layers of irony and sincerity that I can’t even tell either.
Postmodernity's terminal stage is as exhilarating as it is bewildering.
I think I’m crossing into metamodern.
”INDER LOCK THE THE KISS THREAD IVE REALISED IM A PRZE IDOOT” - Thomas Jefferson

"But the gorilla thinks otherwise!"

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Just read Roger Daltrey and Kenney Jones' autobiographies that I got for Xmas. Both well written but what a pair of boring bastards. It was interesting to get the different points of view on Kenney's sacking from the Who (Roger's doing).
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Silent Majority wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 12:46pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 11:01am
Silent Majority wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 3:50pm
As a part of my ongoing completist sickness, I've already ordered similar books about John Major and Gordon Brown.
You pursue voluntarily that most grad students would endure while sulking. That might be a compliment, but I'm not sure.

Lightweights.
Tub book, starting today:
Image

I've had this forever. Can't even recall how I acquired it. I gather it's similar in theme as Greil Marcus' Lipstick Traces—high culture, popular culture, youth culture, and rebellion all in a stew pot—but presumably without Marcus' irritating hyperbole.
Anyone fortunate enough to hear Automatic Lover by the Vibrators for the first time would have been instantly enraptured with the knowledge they were experiencing a historic moment as important as the agricultural revolution. Each second of the record had been perfectly calibrated to make any listener weep with the power and glory of what humans are capable of achieving.
In my opinion the best books written about punk (UK) are the ones written by fans. You get an individual story written with a much more honest account and not someone that just babbles on and on about the sociopolitical and revolutionary aspects.

So many famous writers aproach the subject from this angle Savage/Heylin/Marcus et all and forget to mention how it was simply fun music and a time for young people to express themselves just like all great rock 'n' roll movements do. Every little town here in the UK had it's own punk band from the ones that got no further than playing the local church hall to the ones who made it to the Lyceum and beyond. All this rubbish about how punk changed the world gets on my nerves the changes that punk really made were only seen 10-15 years after the event when people brought up on that music and attitude were then those in a postion of power and had joined the establishment.
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6) The Art of War - Sun Tzu. Audiobook. Audible are using an extract from this in their TV adverts and it re-piqued my curiosity enough to illegally download it. Second read for this, a manual for business men who pride themselves on being bastards.
Authority is supposedly grounded in wisdom, but I could see from a very early age that authority was only a system of control and it didn't have any inherent wisdom. I quickly realised that you either became a power or you were crushed


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