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What are you reading these days?
27 January 2014
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vonbontee
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I'm reading Miles Beyond: The Electric Explorations of Miles Davis, 1967-1991. It's a study of the music Miles made during the period covered, during which time he abandoned straight jazz to add electric instrumentation and invent a kind of hard-rocking Afro-jazz-funk that he played and developed until the end of his life. Very useful for me as a guide to his post-1981 music, which he made following a temporary five-year retirement from performing and recording, and about which I know basically nothing.

I like black music, disco music. I like the disco music that's out now - John Lennon, 1975
27 January 2014
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I'm reading The Great Gatsby, and I have to a annotate the whole thing. paul-mccartney

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27 January 2014
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unknown said
I'm reading The Great Gatsby, and I have to a annotate the whole thing. paul-mccartney

"In my younger and more vulnerable days…"

Excellent book.

 

Can buy Joe love! Here's the link that explains how. http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/getting-better/forum-changes/page-9/#p110183

 

27 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said

unknown said
I'm reading The Great Gatsby, and I have to a annotate the whole thing. paul-mccartney

"In my younger and more vulnerable days…"

Excellent book.

 

The Great Gasby was one of the few books I had to read in school and actually enjoyed. The film with Robert Redford is also very good, haven't seen the latest remake with Leonardo DiCaprio.

 

 

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
28 January 2014
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I haven't seen the remake either, mmm. Do you want to see it, or is it better well-enough left alone since we have the Redford?

Can buy Joe love! Here's the link that explains how. http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/getting-better/forum-changes/page-9/#p110183

 

28 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I haven't seen the remake either, mmm. Do you want to see it, or is it better well-enough left alone since we have the Redford?

I'm of the opinion that 99% of modern remakes are terrible compared to the classics/ones better known so i'm not going anywhere near it. Plus Redford as Gatsby and Mia Farrow (who gives us a Beatles connectiona-hard-days-night-john-5) as Daisy are both brilliant in the lead roles; I severely doubt those parts could be bettered. Oh and Leonardo annoys me.

 

Just remembered i bought The Great Gatsby to re-read about 6 months ago, got around 50 pages, put it down for 5 minutes and never got back to it. So that's  another on my 'to be completed' pile. 

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
28 January 2014
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I just finished two books.  "Dakota Days" by John Green who was a tarot card reader for Yoko and John.  Anyone else read this book?  I'd love to hear your feedback.

Tonight I just finished "Wonderful Tonight" by Pattie Boyd.  It was good -but not nearly as detailed or interesting as I thought it was going to be.  I guess after one has read "Tune In", no book seems as "detailed".  I didn't think Pattie went into much detail at all.  It was like a glazed over essay of her life.  Oh, well.

Now, I'm on to Julia Baird's book about John.

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

28 January 2014
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HeyTrud said
I just finished two books.  "Dakota Days" by John Green who was a tarot card reader for Yoko and John.  Anyone else read this book?  I'd love to hear your feedback.

 

As I have said previously, in other threads, I am always suspicious of those – especially in undocumented periods – who claim such a precise memory for conversation. So much of Dakota Days is built on what are supposedly verbatim memories of conversations with John. Fred Seaman does much the same. And their "evidence" is used to prop up a version of those years, that helps those who want to cling to their dislike of Yoko and their belief that the marriage was falling apart.

I believe that John went through periods of depression during those years, shown by the audio diary tapes, but the love songs he wrote about Yoko, and his belief in her, do not show a marriage on the rocks. His last composition, 14 November 1980, clearly about Yoko, was called You Saved My Soul. That's a man clearly out of love!

I choose not to argue too much about John and Yoko's relationship here as I realise I have a minority view. Doesn't change my view though.

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8 February 2014
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Has anyone here read any of the Lynda La Plante novels? I bought two last week and I'm looking forward to reading them, but I wondered what to expect? I've heard some say her style is quite graphic and/or violent, is that right?

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8 February 2014
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I'm rereading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline for about the 50th time. It's absolutely fantastic, I can't recommend it enough.

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8 February 2014
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Almost finished 'A Game of Thrones' still I'll take a little break and read 'Alice in Wonderland' before tackling 'A Clash of Kings'. I intend to have all of the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' books finished by Easter.

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