Friday, October 15, 2021

The Mood Will Pass, Sir by Tosh Berman

 


The Mood Will Pass, Sir by Tosh Berman

Book Musik No. 56 "Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist by Marc Ribot

 

Book Musik 056 – Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist by Marc Ribot

Tosh and Kimley discuss Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist by Marc Ribot

Tosh and Kimley discuss Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist by Marc Ribot. Ribot first started making some serious noise on the music scene in the 1980s adding incredible sounds to records by the likes of Tom Waits and Elvis Costello as well as being an integral member of the downtown New York music scene playing with John Zorn, The Lounge Lizards and leading several bands of his own with wildly varying styles. This is his first book and it’s a mix of music writing and short fiction. Marc has a wicked smart sense of humor and isn’t shy to talk about his strong political leanings. And you can bet that he’ll crank it up to 11!

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Theme music: “Behind Our Efforts, Let There Be Found Our Efforts” by LG17



Tuesday, October 5, 2021

I Wished by Dennis Cooper

 


I pretty much read this book in one reading session, and unlike other books, I want to re-read it again,  like right now.  The prose is profoundly perfect, and Dennis really captures the essence of lost moments that become a vital force in itself.  A homage to George Miles, or more likely the importance of such a figure in Dennis Cooper's life and work.   It's a beautiful meditation.  There are writers that one can study and learn from.  I think of PG Wodehouse and Richard Stark's crime novels.  I would add Dennis Cooper to that list as well.  Of course, these writers don't have anything in common (or do they?) but in their excellence and how they tell the tale, with their skill as prose artists.   I recommend this book highly. 

No, Dr. No by Tosh Berman

 


No, Dr. No by Tosh Berman

Sunday, October 3, 2021