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What are you reading these days?
18 October 2018
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1984 by George Orwell. It's terrifying, I love it. ahdn_george_08

*I'm also concurrently listening to two albums which were somewhat based on it: Diamond Dogs (David Bowie) and The Resistance (Muse)  

If you haven't read any other George Orwells books, I can thoroughly recommend Animal Farm, Down and Out in Paris and London and (to a lesser extent) Burmese Days. I'm sure the others are great too, but I've only read those three and 1984.

I actually listened to Diamond Dogs earlier in the week too.

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I love 1984! Listening to Diamond Dogs after reading it vs before reading it is just magical. That book is doublegood.

meanwhile I’m reading Catch-22 because I finally convinced my mom I was old enough for it. It is freaking hilarious. 

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19 October 2018
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I am reading 'The Beatles Recording Reference Manual' Volume 3, by Jerry Hammack. It covers the psychedelic years, all of Sgt. Pepper right until 'Hello Goodbye ' and 'Christmas Time Is Here Again ', it is by studio-pro Jerry Hammack. I admit maybe I am not reading, is it more a matter of studying? The books illustrates and informs about what instrumentation and equipment is used in recording the music/sounds of The Beatles recorded output and how they put the mixes together. Nobody does that like Jerry Hammack. I only got one wish, a bit more story, or a few spread throughout the book.
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And you know what, I really wonder do we need Giles Martin to remix? My thoughts on To Remix Or Not To Remix?

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I’m a hunter of footnotes. If I’m interested in a particular topic, I can disappear down a rathole of books.
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24 October 2018
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Today I start reading that old little book 'The Paul McCartney Story' by George Tremlett, who wrote a load of little bio's in the seventies before most other authors and publishers dared to. He was a former NME-journalist and interviewed people for his bio's.

 Cover of The Paul McCartney Story by George Tremlett.

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26 October 2018
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It's been this one lately.

 

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Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music by John Fogerty (2015)

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15 November 2018
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I am currently reading Ready Player One by Earnest Cline.  

And in the end the lunch you take is equal to the lunch you bake.

16 November 2018
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I'm getting into Nowhere Man : The Final Days of John Lennon . Can't stop reading. A real page turner. Anyone else read it?

1.The Beatles 2.Sgt. Pepper 3.Abbey Road 4.Magical Mystery Tour 5.Rubber Soul 6.Revolver 7.Help! 8.Let It Be
9.A Hard Day’s Night 10.Please Please Me 11.Beatles For Sale 12.With The Beatles 13.Yellow Submarine

18 November 2018
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I'm reading ARIGO: Surgeon of the Rusty Knife ...."In May of 1968, a team of American medical doctors arrived in a small plateau village of Brazil with extensive medical equipment to study a peasant named Arigo, whose cures and surgery had been reported to be nothing short of miraculous! What they uncovered was a story that defies belief and yet is a true story. This is the documented account of a man who cured hundreds of thousands of sick and dying and yet was prosecuted by the government under which he lived and ostracized by the church in which he fervently believed. This is the story of Arigo- one of the greatest healers of all time."

 

I'm also reading the extended version of Tune In.

Pivotal Moments in Beatles History No.118:  Yoko helps herself to one of George's digestives. 

24 November 2018
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Currently reading... 

House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row.

 

Biography of Tommy Nutter by Lance Richardson, with cooperation of David Nutter e.g the photographer of Elton John and also John & Yoko's wedding, and witness. Tommy Nutter designed John, Paul and Ringo's on the Abbey Road cover, and John wedding suit. The story tells a lot about the gay-community in the sixties which maybe or maybe not destroyed Brian Epstein. Tommy Nutter was Peter Brown lover for awhile. 

Great book, very well written.

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25 November 2018
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I am currently reading Ready Player One by Earnest Cline.    

That's a pretty good book. It's very dense though, if you know what I mean. The text is fairly small and dark and there is a LOT of it on each page. I'm an avid reader but that book still exhausted me. Interesting concept though.

 

Have you seen the movie? It's SO SO SO different. I can't decide if I like it or not.

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I started and finished these since the last time I posted here:

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The Universal Tone: My Life by Carlos Santana (2014)

 

Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man by William Shatner (2016)

 

I started on this one today:

The Emperor of All Maladies: a Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee (2010)

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27 November 2018
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50yearslate said

That's a pretty good book. It's very dense though, if you know what I mean. The text is fairly small and dark and there is a LOT of it on each page. I'm an avid reader but that book still exhausted me. Interesting concept though.

 

Have you seen the movie? It's SO SO SO different. I can't decide if I like it or not.  

I agree. The book goes into so much detail that it is almost too much to take in at a time. I am actually still reading it. 

I actually saw the film first which inspired me to read it and I enjoyed it for the most part but it maybe went a little long but overall I enjoyed it. 

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27 November 2018
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Yeah the movie was all right it just really wasn't anything like the book. But that's pretty understandable because the book was basically pure exposition and that's hard to recreate in a movie.

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I've been getting back into John Green lately. Recently I've been rereading Turtles All The Way Down. Not his best work but quite good.

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I decided to re-read one of my favourite books about The Beatles so I am currently reading Magic Circles by Bob Mason.

It's an interesting book about the conversations they had through lyrics with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones plus it is written be a fellow Australian. 

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11 December 2018
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I decided to continue re-reading books about The Beatles and their friends so I am currently reading The Act You've Known For All These Years by Clinton Heylin. 

This book focuses on the Pepper era and what The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys , The Rolling Stones and others were doing at that time. 

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The libretti to Wagner’s Ring Cycle

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

12 December 2018
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Expert Textpert said
The libretti to Wagner’s Ring Cycle  

One of my favourite titles is 'Exploring Wagner's Ring'

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Cool. Glad to see you’re into Wagner, @Wigwam. I’ve just ordered Wagner Nights. 

Currently reading the new Deathridge translation of the libretti. 

Also have a box set with three books, The Perfect Wagnerite by Shaw, Ring Resounding by Culshaw, and the Gutman biography.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

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Textbooks. paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

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