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Jan 9 2018, 08:12 AM #13951

snarfyguy wrote: I took it to be a remark on how few words have the letter "a" twice in a row.
D'oh! Yes, you are probably quite right...
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Jan 9 2018, 08:14 AM #13952

bzfgt wrote:
jkn wrote:
bzfgt wrote: Just finished Pastoralia and am now reading The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr. Hoffman.
Great choices! Although 'Hoffman' is not my favourite Angela Carter, by quite a long way. I wanted to like it a lot more than I did...

    J^n
Got any you recommend? I got this years ago because someone recommended it and then never got around to it until now...
I'd probably go for the short stories first. "The Bloody Chamber" is her best known, and a good place to start.
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Jan 9 2018, 09:41 AM #13953

Not fit to stroke a Battersea dogs home bound Jack Russell .
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Jan 9 2018, 04:07 PM #13954

Feel free to go to my band's website and get some MP3's: here! (updated periodically)
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Jan 13 2018, 06:40 AM #13955

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Jan 14 2018, 09:18 AM #13956

MSGM3... Shombalor!

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Jan 14 2018, 09:33 AM #13957

Someone on another thread (I don't remember which or who) recommended to me a David Gaffney book. Since he is originally from Cleater Moor, not far from me, I have ordered it. I will ask around at work tomorrow as there are several who come from Workington and the surrounding villages. Someone will know him I am sure.
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Jan 14 2018, 07:05 PM #13958

Read this while suffering the malaise over Christmas and new year.

He is a fucking great writer, one of our best, gloves always off... his alphabetical memoir of provincial life in the '50s and '60s is dense and nuanced.

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Jan 15 2018, 07:33 PM #13959

I need to get that. Meades is brilliant. 
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Jan 16 2018, 01:48 AM #13960

huh wrote: Read this while suffering the malaise over Christmas and new year.

He is a fucking great writer, one of our best, gloves always off... his alphabetical memoir of provincial life in the '50s and '60s is dense and nuanced.

I thoroughly agree. Do you know the Meades Shrine?

https://vimeo.com/meadesshrine
I'm not that type of wanker.
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Jan 16 2018, 01:54 AM #13961

I'm still reading Nia's book. Last night I realised what it reminded me of so much, the lyrics of Mark Smith. I think it's the juxtaposition of words that you wouldn't otherwise expect to be together that does it.

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Jan 16 2018, 02:05 PM #13962

Pott wrote:
huh wrote: Read this while suffering the malaise over Christmas and new year.

He is a fucking great writer, one of our best, gloves always off... his alphabetical memoir of provincial life in the '50s and '60s is dense and nuanced.

I thoroughly agree. Do you know the Meades Shrine?

https://vimeo.com/meadesshrine
I didn't know of the Meades Shrine, thanks for that.

Notebooks out Plagiarists! I am currently reading (well, skimming):




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Jan 16 2018, 05:14 PM #13963

Feel free to go to my band's website and get some MP3's: here! (updated periodically)
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Jan 16 2018, 05:22 PM #13964

Catch 22

Howdy to you

Got a light?
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Jan 16 2018, 10:58 PM #13965

just started this



I have to say I know almost nothing about Bowie's actual life details -- basically know his 70s records and not much else about him --- so it should be very interesting

for instance, I never would have guessed the Peter Frampton connection 
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Jan 17 2018, 02:05 AM #13966

snarfyguy wrote:
I went to a yoga class for the first time ever last week, it was good. I thought it would be all young mums and I'd be the only man, but it wasn't anything like my preconceptions. I'll be going again this week.
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Jan 22 2018, 07:33 PM #13967

The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman was one of the best things I ever read. I am currently reading A Short History of Guided by Voices or whatever it is called.
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Jan 22 2018, 09:12 PM #13968

 Started reading this after a recommendation on here. Initial impressions are that it is very good.
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Jan 22 2018, 09:25 PM #13969

Following Benighted, this:





I had some other novels of his from the 60s, his advertising novels, that I got rid of about 10 years ago. I wish now that I hadn't.
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Jan 23 2018, 08:16 PM #13970



MSGM3... Shombalor!

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Jan 26 2018, 01:00 PM #13971

Grand Hotel Abyss by Stuart Jeffries.

Took a punt on this one. Turns out to be really enjoyable, insightful historical/ critical account of Frankfurt School, writers and ideas.
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Jan 26 2018, 05:23 PM #13972



Pretty interesting!  Editorial blurb:
When the news broke in 1975 that New York City was on the brink of fiscal collapse, few believed it was possible. How could the country’s largest metropolis fail? How could the capital of the financial world go bankrupt? Yet the city was indeed billions of dollars in the red, with no way to pay back its debts. Bankers and politicians alike seized upon the situation as evidence that social liberalism, which New York famously exemplified, was unworkable. The city had to slash services, freeze wages, and fire thousands of workers, they insisted, or financial apocalypse would ensue.

In this vivid account, historian Kim Phillips-Fein tells the remarkable story of the crisis that engulfed the city. With unions and ordinary citizens refusing to accept retrenchment, the budget crunch became a struggle over the soul of New York, pitting fundamentally opposing visions of the city against each other. Drawing on never-before-used archival sources and interviews with key players in the crisis, Fear City shows how the brush with bankruptcy permanently transformed New York—and reshaped ideas about government across America.
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Jan 26 2018, 07:39 PM #13973

Not fit to stroke a Battersea dogs home bound Jack Russell .
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Jan 26 2018, 08:53 PM #13974

OK, The Bloody Chamber on the recommendation of--forgive me, I cannot remember with whom I was discussing Angela Carter a few pages back. I can see I will have to read a bunch of her stuff, at least eventually, as Doctor Hoffman was one of my favorite things I have read. I'm not sure why, it was brutal and weird, but I found it quite moving too. 

EDIT: crap, it was jkn, and at the top of this page...I guess this thread is moving slowly lately. Sorry, jkn. So far so good although I haven't finished the first story yet. 
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Jan 26 2018, 10:03 PM #13975

I love Angela Carter. I've been meaning to buy that recent biography of her that jkn mentioned.
Picked these up in the charity shop today...


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