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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,218
    The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors we are cast adrift; neither teaching, nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflecting all possible futures. Books are lighthouses erected in the dark sea of time. ~ Jeffrey Robbins (Gargoyles)
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,218
    edited April 9
    Deep14 & 15! :smiley:

    Post edited by Pap on
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 22,218
    Pap said:

    ^ Finished that one and have already started this:

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,996
    Finally finding the time to dig into the pile of unread books on the shelf. This one is first up:


    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • bluegracebluegrace Posts: 2,341
    Kitchen confidential - Anthony Bourdain
    Kool Kat Club 1992, Moderna museet 1992, Globen 2012, Friends arena 2014
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,093
    Because it is disjointed and rambling sometimes, I guessing that only those who love Brian Wilson will love this book.  Well, that fact of the matter is I am also prone to rambling and being disjointed at times and I love Brian Wilson so, yes, I am loving this book!

    "[This is] not science as we know it, but another kind.  I've been looking for a solution which goes back to Egypt, and to the whole universe.  I think musicians are on a superior level, but unlike scientists, they haven't been accepted for their abilities."
    -Sun Ra








  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,093
    goldrush said:
    Finally finding the time to dig into the pile of unread books on the shelf. This one is first up:



    If I recall correctly, that book title is a line from Lou Reed's song "Romeo Had Juliette", yes?
    "[This is] not science as we know it, but another kind.  I've been looking for a solution which goes back to Egypt, and to the whole universe.  I think musicians are on a superior level, but unlike scientists, they haven't been accepted for their abilities."
    -Sun Ra








  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,996
    brianlux said:
    goldrush said:
    Finally finding the time to dig into the pile of unread books on the shelf. This one is first up:



    If I recall correctly, that book title is a line from Lou Reed's song "Romeo Had Juliette", yes?
    I don’t know the song but I’d say you were probably right. Lou Reed is a character in the book so it makes perfect sense.
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 2,116
    If you like historical fiction,
    read anthony marra.
    He only has two books.
    Review Anthony Marras The Tsar of Love and Techno Stories of

    This one is even better.
    Anthony Marras A Constellation of Vital Phenomena a novel

    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.
  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,884

    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
  • ConorKavanaghConorKavanagh The CottagePosts: 810

    Dublin 2006
    Dublin 2010
    Madrid 2018
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 15,534
    This was a stellar run!


    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,093
    goldrush said:
    brianlux said:
    goldrush said:
    Finally finding the time to dig into the pile of unread books on the shelf. This one is first up:



    If I recall correctly, that book title is a line from Lou Reed's song "Romeo Had Juliette", yes?
    I don’t know the song but I’d say you were probably right. Lou Reed is a character in the book so it makes perfect sense.

    Ah, perfect!  Here's the song- one of my favorite Lou Reed songs!



    "[This is] not science as we know it, but another kind.  I've been looking for a solution which goes back to Egypt, and to the whole universe.  I think musicians are on a superior level, but unlike scientists, they haven't been accepted for their abilities."
    -Sun Ra








  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 15,534

    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,000

    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,093
    This book is out of this world!  Space is the Place; The Lives and Times of Sun Ra by John Szwed

    "[This is] not science as we know it, but another kind.  I've been looking for a solution which goes back to Egypt, and to the whole universe.  I think musicians are on a superior level, but unlike scientists, they haven't been accepted for their abilities."
    -Sun Ra








  • xavier mcdanielxavier mcdaniel Somewhere in NYCPosts: 8,406
    Halfway through the New York Yankees - The Big 50. I'm friends with the author and it's a fascinating look at the moments of the Yankees, including their links to Seinfeld.
    Reading 2004
    Albany 2006 Camden 2006 E. Rutherford 2, 2006 Inglewood 2006,
    Chicago 2007
    Camden 2008 MSG 2008 MSG 2008 Hartford 2008.
    Seattle 2009 Seattle 2009 Philadelphia 2009,Philadelphia 2009 Philadelphia 2009
    Hartford 2010 MSG 2010 MSG 2010
    Toronto 2011,Toronto 2011
    Wrigley Field 2013 Brooklyn 2013 Brooklyn 2013 Philadelphia 2, 2013
    Philadelphia 1, 2016 Philadelphia 2 2016 New York 2016 New York 2016 Fenway 1, 2016

    "I play good, hard-nosed basketball.
    Things happen in the game. Nothing you
    can do. I don't go and say,
    "I'm gonna beat this guy up."
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,093
    Halfway through the New York Yankees - The Big 50. I'm friends with the author and it's a fascinating look at the moments of the Yankees, including their links to Seinfeld.

    That sounds like a great book!

     My pop grew up back east, was a life-long Yankee's fan.  In '64 we went back to PA and NY to visit relatives and Pop took my brother and I to a Yankees double header in grand old Yankee Stadium.  I got to see both Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle- both late in their careers- play a few innings that day.  Neither played very well but I didn't care much about that--  seeing two of my heroes in one day was a huge thrill! 
    "[This is] not science as we know it, but another kind.  I've been looking for a solution which goes back to Egypt, and to the whole universe.  I think musicians are on a superior level, but unlike scientists, they haven't been accepted for their abilities."
    -Sun Ra








  • xavier mcdanielxavier mcdaniel Somewhere in NYCPosts: 8,406
    brianlux said:
    Halfway through the New York Yankees - The Big 50. I'm friends with the author and it's a fascinating look at the moments of the Yankees, including their links to Seinfeld.

    That sounds like a great book!

     My pop grew up back east, was a life-long Yankee's fan.  In '64 we went back to PA and NY to visit relatives and Pop took my brother and I to a Yankees double header in grand old Yankee Stadium.  I got to see both Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle- both late in their careers- play a few innings that day.  Neither played very well but I didn't care much about that--  seeing two of my heroes in one day was a huge thrill! 
    I think he'll like it. It's a good mix of all the big moments, including stuff in that era. I've been following baseball since the mid-80s but I know a decent amount of the Yankees of those eras.
    Reading 2004
    Albany 2006 Camden 2006 E. Rutherford 2, 2006 Inglewood 2006,
    Chicago 2007
    Camden 2008 MSG 2008 MSG 2008 Hartford 2008.
    Seattle 2009 Seattle 2009 Philadelphia 2009,Philadelphia 2009 Philadelphia 2009
    Hartford 2010 MSG 2010 MSG 2010
    Toronto 2011,Toronto 2011
    Wrigley Field 2013 Brooklyn 2013 Brooklyn 2013 Philadelphia 2, 2013
    Philadelphia 1, 2016 Philadelphia 2 2016 New York 2016 New York 2016 Fenway 1, 2016

    "I play good, hard-nosed basketball.
    Things happen in the game. Nothing you
    can do. I don't go and say,
    "I'm gonna beat this guy up."
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 15,534

    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,884

    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,000
    edited May 30
    Just got these. Used but expensive as fuck. But well oh well


    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 15,534
    This guy has been one of my favorite authors since his first novel. 

    Stoked to see that he’s finally getting a good paycheck (HBO money!) for this one.


    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • edited June 17
    How to hear angels




    Post edited by West Coast Dreamgirl on
    Jam, jam, jam, jam, jam, Pearl Jam.
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 9,352
    I am reading the Yellow Pages....remember them?

    I am about 1/2 way through.....current looking at the ad for Maury's House of Waffles.
  • edited June 17
    JOEJOEJOE said:
    I am reading the Yellow Pages....remember them?

    I am about 1/2 way through.....current looking at the ad for Maury's House of Waffles.
    Lol :bawling::bawling:  :bawling:    @JOEJOEJOE
    Post edited by West Coast Dreamgirl on
    Jam, jam, jam, jam, jam, Pearl Jam.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,093
    dankind said:
    This guy has been one of my favorite authors since his first novel. 

    Stoked to see that he’s finally getting a good paycheck (HBO money!) for this one.



    Looks interesting. 
    Question is, does the author use the word "Cthulhu" and how on earth do you pronounce it???
    "[This is] not science as we know it, but another kind.  I've been looking for a solution which goes back to Egypt, and to the whole universe.  I think musicians are on a superior level, but unlike scientists, they haven't been accepted for their abilities."
    -Sun Ra








  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,884

    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 13,684
    Very sad news..

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jun/19/carlos-ruiz-zafon-author-of-the-shadow-of-the-wind-dies-aged-55

    'Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands... its spirit grows and strengthens.'
    Carlos Ruiz Zafón 1964-2020
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 15,534
    I really dug these folks’ translation of Demons

    Curious to see how they handled the masterpiece. 


    I SAW PEARL JAM
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