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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 36,174
    I just picked up this book by Richard Barone of the band The Bongos called Frontman; Surviving the Rock Star Myth.  I picked it up at Winston Smith Books in Auburn today on our date day.  C. caught me browsing my new find during a break in our wandering around the town:
    IMG

    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 2,317
    brianlux said:
    I just picked up this book by Richard Barone of the band The Bongos called Frontman; Surviving the Rock Star Myth.  I picked it up at Winston Smith Books in Auburn today on our date day.  C. caught me browsing my new find during a break in our wandering around the town:
    IMG


    Richard Belzer - Wikipedia 
    Hey, I didn't know Richard Belzer was so cool...and likes to read!
    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.
  • YardenYarden Posts: 815
    Madeline Miller - The song of Achilles

    A new favorite
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 12,611


    Almost finished. Highly recommended. 
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 36,174
    Malroth said:
    brianlux said:
    I just picked up this book by Richard Barone of the band The Bongos called Frontman; Surviving the Rock Star Myth.  I picked it up at Winston Smith Books in Auburn today on our date day.  C. caught me browsing my new find during a break in our wandering around the town:
    IMG


    Richard Belzer - Wikipedia 
    Hey, I didn't know Richard Belzer was so cool...and likes to read!

    No, silly, Barone.  BARONE!  :lol:     
    Actually, Richard Barone looks ever so slightly like a younger Richard Belzer:
    The Bongos39 Richard Barone returns to his roots with new album on Bar None  Records - njcom

    Seriously though, I'm always surprised Barone is not better known.  He has worked with/palled around with the likes of these folks (all in his book):
    Lou Reed
    Debbie Harry
    David Johnanson
    Donovan
    Dave Stewart
    Quincy Jones
    Bea Arthur
    Nancy Sinatra
    Paul Williams
    Moby
    Tony Visconti


    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 25,234
    Finished this last night:

    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
  • xavier mcdanielxavier mcdaniel Somewhere in NYCPosts: 8,546
    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."
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,390


    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 15,992
    End Of Watch bill Hodges - By Stephen King  Target
    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.
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,086
    Yarden said:
    Madeline Miller - The song of Achilles

    A new favorite
    Excellent! I love this book as well as Circe.
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 7,086
    I just finished The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. I recommend it. If you are an Erdrich fan, the writing is the caliber of The Painted Drum
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • JonnyPistachioJonnyPistachio FloridaPosts: 10,208
    I am almost done with a book called WILDWOOD.

    The writing is superb.
    How I found out about his book -- I was teaching a stop motion video class on zoom over the summer and fell in love with LAIKA studios films -- Box trolls, Coraline, Kubo, etc... watching all the behind the scenes on how these movies are made. Absolutely fascinating.
    Anyway, their upcoming project was recently announced to be a stop motion film from th book WILDWOOD. So I purchased it and am reading it aloud to my six year old son. I was so intrigued by the writer that I looked him up- Colin Meloy. He's the lead singer of famed band The Decemberists.

    Pick up my debut novel here on amazon: Jonny Bails Floatin (in paperback) (also available on Kindle for $2.99)
  • stuckinlinestuckinline Posts: 3,229
    Pap said:
    Finished this last night:

    This is next on my reading list. Did you like it?
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,390
    I am almost done with a book called WILDWOOD.

    The writing is superb.
    How I found out about his book -- I was teaching a stop motion video class on zoom over the summer and fell in love with LAIKA studios films -- Box trolls, Coraline, Kubo, etc... watching all the behind the scenes on how these movies are made. Absolutely fascinating.
    Anyway, their upcoming project was recently announced to be a stop motion film from th book WILDWOOD. So I purchased it and am reading it aloud to my six year old son. I was so intrigued by the writer that I looked him up- Colin Meloy. He's the lead singer of famed band The Decemberists.

    Nice.  Good to see you round these parts.

    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 25,234
    Pap said:
    Finished this last night:

    This is next on my reading list. Did you like it?
    Actually, Dave read it to me (Audible) while I was turning the actual pages. It was fun! Some of Dave's stories could easily be transferred to the big screen :wink: Good stuff, plus PJ are mentioned a lot in there :smiley:
    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
  • YardenYarden Posts: 815
    Ms. Haiku said:
    Yarden said:
    Madeline Miller - The song of Achilles

    A new favorite
    Excellent! I love this book as well as Circe.
    Can't wait to read Circe.
  • JonnyPistachioJonnyPistachio FloridaPosts: 10,208
    I am almost done with a book called WILDWOOD.

    The writing is superb.
    How I found out about his book -- I was teaching a stop motion video class on zoom over the summer and fell in love with LAIKA studios films -- Box trolls, Coraline, Kubo, etc... watching all the behind the scenes on how these movies are made. Absolutely fascinating.
    Anyway, their upcoming project was recently announced to be a stop motion film from th book WILDWOOD. So I purchased it and am reading it aloud to my six year old son. I was so intrigued by the writer that I looked him up- Colin Meloy. He's the lead singer of famed band The Decemberists.

    Nice.  Good to see you round these parts.

    Thanks F Me, I like to pop in once in awhile. I miss this place! :)
    Pick up my debut novel here on amazon: Jonny Bails Floatin (in paperback) (also available on Kindle for $2.99)
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,390
    I am almost done with a book called WILDWOOD.

    The writing is superb.
    How I found out about his book -- I was teaching a stop motion video class on zoom over the summer and fell in love with LAIKA studios films -- Box trolls, Coraline, Kubo, etc... watching all the behind the scenes on how these movies are made. Absolutely fascinating.
    Anyway, their upcoming project was recently announced to be a stop motion film from th book WILDWOOD. So I purchased it and am reading it aloud to my six year old son. I was so intrigued by the writer that I looked him up- Colin Meloy. He's the lead singer of famed band The Decemberists.

    Nice.  Good to see you round these parts.

    Thanks F Me, I like to pop in once in awhile. I miss this place! :)
    Will we see another Johnny Bails adventure?
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • JonnyPistachioJonnyPistachio FloridaPosts: 10,208
    I am almost done with a book called WILDWOOD.

    The writing is superb.
    How I found out about his book -- I was teaching a stop motion video class on zoom over the summer and fell in love with LAIKA studios films -- Box trolls, Coraline, Kubo, etc... watching all the behind the scenes on how these movies are made. Absolutely fascinating.
    Anyway, their upcoming project was recently announced to be a stop motion film from th book WILDWOOD. So I purchased it and am reading it aloud to my six year old son. I was so intrigued by the writer that I looked him up- Colin Meloy. He's the lead singer of famed band The Decemberists.

    Nice.  Good to see you round these parts.

    Thanks F Me, I like to pop in once in awhile. I miss this place! :)
    Will we see another Johnny Bails adventure?
    Lol, I would love to -- I'm not sure if I drink enough to get back in the mind of Jonny Bails these days though. :D
    I kid... I have two unrelated novels in the works right now, but once they're completed, I was thinking of doing a short story Jonny Bails follow-up... just to see where it goes. Maybe, just maybe, that could develop into something.
    Pick up my debut novel here on amazon: Jonny Bails Floatin (in paperback) (also available on Kindle for $2.99)
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,390
    Woot!
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • stuckinlinestuckinline Posts: 3,229
    Pap said:
    Pap said:
    Finished this last night:

    This is next on my reading list. Did you like it?
    Actually, Dave read it to me (Audible) while I was turning the actual pages. It was fun! Some of Dave's stories could easily be transferred to the big screen :wink: Good stuff, plus PJ are mentioned a lot in there :smiley:
    Thanks!

  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 19,114

    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • That sounds good @dankind

    I'm reading this

    Which is about this 

  • xavier mcdanielxavier mcdaniel Somewhere in NYCPosts: 8,546
    Woke up this morning, the Oral History of the Sopranos.
    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: 36,174
    Nearing the end of J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace.  What an amazing writer.  I can't think of anyone to compare Coetzee to.  This is the second novel of his I've read (starting with his Waiting For the Barbarians).  Intense, captivating, at time disturbing, unpredictable.  Amazing.
    Disgrace by JM Coetzee

    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • a5pja5pj Hershey PAPosts: 3,504
    brianlux said:
    Nearing the end of J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace.  What an amazing writer.  I can't think of anyone to compare Coetzee to.  This is the second novel of his I've read (starting with his Waiting For the Barbarians).  Intense, captivating, at time disturbing, unpredictable.  Amazing.
    Disgrace by JM Coetzee

    Was going to read Nickel Boys next, but after reading your description I might have to grab this one :)
    Wouldn't it be funny if the world ended in 2010, with lots of fire?



  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 19,114
    a5pj said:
    brianlux said:
    Nearing the end of J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace.  What an amazing writer.  I can't think of anyone to compare Coetzee to.  This is the second novel of his I've read (starting with his Waiting For the Barbarians).  Intense, captivating, at time disturbing, unpredictable.  Amazing.
    Disgrace by JM Coetzee

    Was going to read Nickel Boys next, but after reading your description I might have to grab this one :)
    Foe is another great one. 
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 36,174
    a5pj said:
    brianlux said:
    Nearing the end of J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace.  What an amazing writer.  I can't think of anyone to compare Coetzee to.  This is the second novel of his I've read (starting with his Waiting For the Barbarians).  Intense, captivating, at time disturbing, unpredictable.  Amazing.
    Disgrace by JM Coetzee

    Was going to read Nickel Boys next, but after reading your description I might have to grab this one :)

    I just found out that this was made into a movie starring John Malcovich.  I put it on my DVD queue.  Should be interesting to see how the handle this strange, fascinating story!
    If you read it, I hope you like it.  A fine novel, more intense that fun, but what a great writer Coetzee is!
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • static111static111 Posts: 3,098
    Just finished the first two books of Rothfuss's Kingkiller chronicle...looks like the conclusion will come out anytime in the next 20 years...Reading The age of American Unreason and Women Race and Class...I can't power through non fiction at the same pace..it takes my brain a long time to process and understand.
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,390
    The first Rothfuss is genius work, imo.
    There was a novella released between the two, I believe.  It was not bad.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
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