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31 July 2019
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After finishing You Never Give Me Your Money , I've started It's So Easy and other Lies,the autobiography of former Guns N Roses member Duff Mckagan. The Beatles get a mention within the early chapters,as he talks about the Sgt Pepper album cover, and how he loved listening to Lovely Rita .

 

@elementarypenguin You've read the same book yes?

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Father McKenzie said
After finishing You Never Give Me Your Money , I've started It's So Easy and other Lies,the autobiography of former Guns N Roses member Duff Mckagan. The Beatles get a mention within the early chapters,as he talks about the Sgt Pepper album cover, and how he loved listening to Lovely Rita .

 

@elementarypenguin You've read the same book yes?

  

I have read this book. It is really good in my opinion. 

 

I am currently reading Conversations with McCartney by Paul Du Noyer. 

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Just finished Amy Poehler’s book Yes Please, which was quite good and even mentioned the Beatles once or twice ahdn_george_06

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I’m reading a very confusing book on Bob Dylan at the moment. I’m probably just rushing through it too much; I’ve been reading little snippets on and off for the past few days.

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18 August 2019
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Started reading Ian MacDonald's 'Revolution in the Head' for the umpteenth time. It was one of the first Beatles books I ever owned and it's still one of my favourites.

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Richard Ayoade Presents: The Grip of Film by Gordy Lasure. 

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Something to Believe In by Andrew Stafford. 

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25 August 2019
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I'm at the age where it's nice to revisit old favourites...."Perfume' Patrick Suskind ....Amazing.

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I'm currently reading the Beatles "Anthology" that I borrowed from my university's library. I'm looking forward to reading it aplenty. 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Probably my favorite Beatles book- it taught me so much. Very, very good read.

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Finished Murakami's Norwegian Wood this week (which is brilliant) and also the autobiography of Carrie Brownstein, the guitarist of Sleater-Kinney. 

Now I'm onto Mishima's The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea. 

Tall, dark-haired QuarryMan likes basketball, music, and naturally, boys. He was a valuable participant on the track team. He is one of Freeport's great contributors to the recording world. As for the immediate future, QuarryMan has no plans, but will take life as it comes. 

 

26 August 2019
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^ Murakami, eh?

 

Add in some jazz and cats and you've got yourself a Murakami novel.

 

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She has a strange obsession with sex, like more than I think your "average" person thinks about sex. Constant descriptions of her tits and her desire to sleep with as many men as she wants to but not being able to because She's A Woman . She's also non-stop writing about how pretty she is and how boys like her but she can't find a boy who is both handsome AND smart like she is- tragic Plath, I weep for thee. Her usage of the word 'rape' as well is...an interesting choice, she describes herself lying on a beach with her breasts digging into the hard rock and the sea washing over her feels like she's being raped...right.

 

I really like Plath's poetry and writing, and both the Bell Jar and her journals help you learn how and why her life turned out the way it did- mental breakdowns, constant rejection and ultimately her suicide. With her journals I'm finding it very hard to like her as a person. She seems like a shallow creature who thinks she's far smarter than she actually is (this is before Ted Hughes by the way, I know he treated her like scum and you could argue his treatment of her drove her to suicide, she's only 20-21 at the part I'm at). I'm about 120 pages in, I'm just thankful I have the abridged version, don't think I could stick being in 'her world' for over a 1000 pages.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I have no idea what that quote from dama is saying.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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AppleScruffJunior said
Currently reading:

She has a strange obsession with sex, like more than I think your "average" person thinks about sex. Constant descriptions of her tits and her desire to sleep with as many men as she wants to but not being able to because She's A Woman . She's also non-stop writing about how pretty she is and how boys like her but she can't find a boy who is both handsome AND smart like she is- tragic Plath, I weep for thee. Her usage of the word 'rape' as well is...an interesting choice, she describes herself lying on a beach with her breasts digging into the hard rock and the sea washing over her feels like she's being raped...right.

 

I really like Plath's poetry and writing, and both the Bell Jar and her journals help you learn how and why her life turned out the way it did- mental breakdowns, constant rejection and ultimately her suicide. With her journals I'm finding it very hard to like her as a person. She seems like a shallow creature who thinks she's far smarter than she actually is (this is before Ted Hughes by the way, I know he treated her like scum and you could argue his treatment of her drove her to suicide, she's only 20-21 at the part I'm at). I'm about 120 pages in, I'm just thankful I have the abridged version, don't think I could stick being in 'her world' for over a 1000 pages.

  

Sylvia Plath took her own life on the same morning that The Beatles recorded Please Please Me (the album, not the song). The two events occurred less than two miles away from each other.

26 August 2019
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I have no idea what that quote from dama is saying.

  

Murakami has 'traits' in his writing that appear in practically all of his books. He struggles to write about women oftentimes referring to just physical features (in particular their breasts) and how most of them are stand-offish women who avoid or dislike the male narrator (who often loves jazz music and has or very much likes; cats).

 

Examples of his trope writing:

 

I love some good ole one-dimensional description of wom- sorry I couldn't finish that sentence, I was distracted by my breasts.

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I’m laughing so hard- I should write my next English paper in the same style, my teacher would love it.

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I’m laughing so hard- I should write my next English paper in the same style, my teacher would love it.

  

What your English teacher doesn't like 300 word descriptions of how a character looks? Odd.

 

ASJ tucked her short, blackish-brownish curly hair behind her ears. Her long, black eyelashes gazed up from the blue-light emitting laptop screen. "Hmmm", she paused, pursing her thin, light-pink lips. "Why do I waste my time typing such utter crap?", she pondered, her short fingernails typing methodically a boring description on her looks. Her fluffy, pink dressing gown cloaked the Jayne Mansfield* figure that hid underneath. While typing her manifesto, her hazel eyes gazed out the window, some Japanese creep was looking back at her, playing jazz music and stroking a ginger cat. The cat purred like a Miles Davis riff, the man with his above-average sized breasts gazed longingly at the oddly-tanned forum user. "Feck off, ya weirdo", she yelled in her high-pitched, girly voice. The man scampered but he knew he would be back and maybe next time, he'd bring the Louis Armstrong record instead.

 

*This is my creative writing dammit and I'm giving myself a Mansfield figure!

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Why, that’s not right at all! You didn’t use the word ‘breasts’ even once!!!

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50yearslate said
Why, that’s not right at all! You didn’t use the word ‘breasts’ even once!!!

  

You might need to get your eyesight checked, Fiddy. I clearly gave yer man an ample rack- my breasts are nothing in comparison.

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So you did- I can’t imagine why I didn’t notice, as we all know the only reason I read anything at all is for mentions of breasts.

(Not breads, Autocorrect! Keep my priorities straight!)

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