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"I don't care what your map says: it's over there, in the tiny dirt somewhere..."

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One of those "last man on Earth" stories, 'sept he's got a girlfriend...and a mystery...

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There's a chapter about Frank living there for 4 months.
Lots of stories of others too (Byrds, CSN, Joni Mitchell, etc...)
An era when there was no Rap or Hip-Hop
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By my junior year in high school, strange new vices had risen from out of the murk to pull me under. I exchanged my textbooks for Mothers of Invention albums. I grew my hair down to my ass and attended classes on an infrequent basis. I exchanged my loner personage to join up with a small band of brooding hooligans. I spent most of my time swallowing or inhaling every type of illegal substance they would pass me. Needless to say, my two-year run on the honor roll dissolved in one glorious heap of incompletes and lazy failures.

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It's a shitty book, but it has a happy ending...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:27 am 
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Book 5 of the Red Rising series :)

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Mr. Costello, Hero 25 min.
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Living is a daily hell in Kaboul, caused by religious fanaticism used by the Taliban.
They killed laughter, they killed joy, they killed life.

A short book (150 pages) but quite enough to get the idea...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:26 am 
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A worthy addition to the Zappa library.....


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22 of the greatest books about rock'n'roll ever written
By Classic Rock 16 hours ago

In search of some quality reading material? Look no further than our guide to some of the best ever rock’n’roll books

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You’re heading off on holiday and you want something to read that will absorb and entertain you. You love your rock, but don’t want to read some shit that a pissed idiot in an AC/DC T-shirt (who was mates with one of the band’s ex-girlfriend’s uncles) could’ve written.

So what do you turn to? Here’s the thing: a lot of good books about rock have been written, from autobiographies to era studies, lyrics compendiums and beyond. We’ve crunched the best of them into this prize selection, including popular classics and newer and/or lesser-known gems.

https://www.loudersound.com/features/22 ... er-written


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I fuckin' love that book!
Particularly the chapter called "Water" and his opening paragraphs of arriving at the mouse-occupied trailer home which would be his living space for his time as a park ranger in the middle of nowhere. Excerpts of this book I've recorded myself reading aloud just for the fuck of it. There is also another lengthy story about a guy who gets swindled into digging for gold that actually doesn't exist.

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Torture, LSD, vivisection, living amputation, bacteria, testing on unwitting human subjects, irrevocable mental damage, cover-ups, truth serums, mustard gas, poison darts, James Bond kind of weaponry. That's just the first two chapters.

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I fuckin' love that book!
Particularly the chapter called "Water" and his opening paragraphs of arriving at the mouse-occupied trailer home which would be his living space for his time as a park ranger in the middle of nowhere. Excerpts of this book I've recorded myself reading aloud just for the fuck of it. There is also another lengthy story about a guy who gets swindled into digging for gold that actually doesn't exist.

EA is fantastic, and Desert Solitaire is one of his very best. Somehow not as many people know about him as you might think. His popularity seems to be very regional, in the southwest many bookstores have an EA section. I haven't seen that in other places in the country.


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Reading this account before Scorsese's "The Irishman" comes out next month.

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Recently finished John Cleese's "So Anyway...", a quite interesting autobiography that is also excessively funny (who knew?). Takes the reader right up to the first Monty Python episode and a final chapter in tribute to Graham Chapman. Very touching in places, which surprised me since the other Pythons paint him as a bit of an ass, but in the most affectionate way. Sometimes. Don't think there's a lot of love lost between him and Terry Gilliam, though. Excellent read, for sure.

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Just arrived.....

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Ahhhhh.....

Very Nice!

A worthy addition to the Zappa library.....

Got mine yesterday. It’s a beautiful book but unfortunately it arrived with some water damage. Since I had to order it from Amazon UK and it took quite a while for it to get here in the first place I’m just going to bite my lip and move on. Oh, well.


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