5 December 2019
I wanted to read more beginner theory this autumn, but I haven't been able to get a hold on any copies of the books on my list. There are some free online pdfs available of them, however I prefer to have my own copies to annotate and keep notes in and such.
Instead, I'm currently reading and annotating my own copy of Hamlet for my AP Literature and Composition class. I'm also rereading/annotating Frankenstein for this very spooky month.
"....When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind...."
"....This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around...."
10 June 2015
Interesting Page article about his upcoming book Anthology. A few pictures from the piece:
Jimmy doing session work in 1965. The look on his face made me giggle.
The guitars of “Stairway to Heaven.” Clockwise, from center: a mid-Sixties Harmony Sovereign, a 1966 Vox Phantom XII, a 1968 Gibson EDS-1275 double-neck (for live performances), and a 1966 Fender Electric XII.
This one (the book, not the guitars) is on my Happy Krimble wish list.
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10 April 2016
Oh, neat! Thanks much for bringing that interview to my attention, @sigh butterfly. I've only been able to skim a little of it so far, and will finish the rest in more detail later, but what I have been able to read as of yet has been very interesting.
As for the book, I think you've made a great choice putting it on your Christmas list. I can most definitely recommend Anthology based on content; there are some truly stunning photographs and other stuff in there that I've not seen anywhere else. Also, I have the normal market version (is that even what you would call it? I'm not really sure ) of his previous book, Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page, and if the quality of that version of that one continues with this one (which I'm certain it will), you should be quite happy with it!
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11 September 2018
I have just started reading Simon Heffer's The Age of Decadence - Britain 1880 - 1914. The second book in a proposed history of the United Kingdom between 1840 and 1939. The first, High Minds covered 1840 - 1880. The third, Staring at God covers the Great War.
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26 January 2017
1 May 2011
Complete Peanuts 1965 - 1966. Slowly making my way thru the years and during these two years Charlie Brown has gone to camp and met Roy who has introduced Peppermint Patty to the series, and Snoopy has become the WWI Flying Ace and began fighting the Red Baron, started writing his short stories and had his dog house burn down.
John and Yoko are mentioned in the book introduction.
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"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)
26 January 2017
15 February 2015
Recently read Orlando by Virginia Woolf for class and enjoyed it. Now I have to write a literary analysis of it, which I am currently procrastinating because I do N O T like writing essays
Also been reading Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" aloud to the family, which has been highly enjoyable, 10/10 would recommend, will make you hungry.
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26 January 2017
Reading Lenin's The State and Revolution , and I'm actually rather impressed with how cutting and relevant it is to the present day, once you get past the references to early 20th century Russian politicians and mostly forgotten Marxist philosophers.
The first page, for example, contains this passage:
"The oppressing classes have constantly persecuted the great revolutionaries in their lifetime, reacted to their teachings with the most savage malice, the wildest hatred and the most shameful campaigns of lies and slander. Attempts are made after their death to convert them into harmless icons, to canonise them, so to speak, and to confer a certain prestige on their names, so as to console the oppressed classes by emasculating the essence of the revolutionary teaching, blunting its edge and vulgarising it".
This is to me more true now than ever, especially given how the likes of Martin Luther King Jr or Nelson Mandela are treated in popular society - essentially, as saints who could do no wrong, except that all the while their radical beliefs and actions are slowly whitewashed to the point where it's easy to forget that they even existed.
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