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12 September 2019
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NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories by NOFX and Jeff Alulis.

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23 September 2019
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More comics.

I put together a DC reading list from the 1980s up to this year.

Currently reading a bunch of 'New 52' titles beginning with Batgirl and then Batwing.

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23 September 2019
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My Sociology textbook.

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The one and only Billy Shears (AKA Paul's Replacement)

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23 September 2019
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I’m going to read Spin the Dawn as soon as I can get my hands on it, but that might take a few days.

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(I'm Fiddy, not Walrian)

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24 September 2019
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Got home to my copy of Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five, which arrived while I was away, so I'm going to be starting on that. 

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30 September 2019
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Robert Murphy - Leather Soul: A Half-bank Flanker's Rhythm and Blues. 

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2 October 2019
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1472 pages

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6 October 2019
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Corey Taylor - America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside "The Greatest Country in the World". 

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9 October 2019
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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (1943)

 

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The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War by Richard Rubin (2013)

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2 November 2019
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Temples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt by Barbara Mertz (1964, updated 2007)

 

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Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville (1851)

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I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

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I was reading Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five (and enjoying it) but now I can't find my copy in my dorm room, and I'm worried I left it on the bus or something idiotic like that paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

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3 November 2019
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QuarryMan said

I was reading Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five (and enjoying it) but now I can't find my copy in my dorm room, and I'm worried I left it on the bus or something idiotic like that paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

So it goes. ahdn_john_08_gif

(Lol sorry. Hope you find it.)

Reading Bruce Springsteen's autobio now, and am a few days from starting a Beethoven bio that my local library has helpfully reserved for my enjoyment. 

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One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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14 November 2019
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Just finished Victor Maymudes' 2014 memoir, largely about his time as Dylan's road manager, Another Side of Bob Dylan. He was working on it at the time of his death in 2001, and had recorded many hours of memories for it, but died before he could pull it together. Over a decade later his son, Victor, returned to the tapes and completed the book.

Fascinating chapter on Dylan and the Beatles in August 1964, and the Beatles first proper engagement with marijuana in the company of Dylan at the Delmonica Hotel in New York City on the 28th. A lengthy account is given of that night which differs in many aspects to the version, largely based on the Beatles accounts, we are used to, including that Brian didn't partake that night (with him first smoking, and having a total meltdown, toward the end of the tour) and Bob quickly ending up asleep on the floor after having been up for roughly three days straight.

Have been dipping out of Peter Asher's The Beatles from a to Zed. It's probably the worst Beatles book from any of those closely involved at the time, and probably one of the worst Beatles books from anyone. Largely based on his series on the Beatles channel, it seems that it just collects together largely facile scripts which barely scratch the surface of any subject it touches upon, and not seeming to have rewritten any of the scripts for the different medium of the page as opposed to the ear, is often incredibly cheesy radio-speak that you wouldn't expect in a book:

On to another B song, a couple of B's right there, "Baby's In Black ." Three B's to be exact — a veritable swarm of B's.

Oh, feck off, Peter. Dreadful, dreadful, dreadful.

He asks in his introduction whether the idea behind the radio show can work as a book. It might have, but not without major work to change it into a written exercise. rather than an audio format stripped of the audio that might have made on the radio but is a car crash on the page.

About to start Ken McNab's And in the End: The Last Days of The Beatles, which takes a month by month look at 1969.

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25 November 2019
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Vicky Hamilton - Appetite For Dysfunction: A Cautionary Tale. 

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25 November 2019
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Jan Swafford's "Beethoven: Tragedy & Triumph"

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I found my copy of Slaughterhouse Five (it had fallen behind my other books on the shelf) so almost finished with that, and I'm also giving a go to Descartes' Meditations.

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QuarryMan said
I found my copy of Slaughterhouse Five (it had fallen behind my other books on the shelf) so almost finished with that

  

Yay!

Now I don't have to feel any guilt for making that joke at your expense (perfectly set up, thanks again) john-lennon-salute_gif

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Von Bontee said

QuarryMan said

I found my copy of Slaughterhouse Five (it had fallen behind my other books on the shelf) so almost finished with that

  

Yay!

Now I don't have to feel any guilt for making that joke at your expense (perfectly set up, thanks again) john-lennon-salute_gif

Oh don't worry, the joke made it bearable paul-mccartney-thumb_gifFor a while there I was wishing I could become unstuck in time like Billy back to when I still had ita-hard-days-night-paul-10

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