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Re: (TV) TV Reading List
At 4:00 PM -0400 8/24/01, Dan Jones wrote:
I'm kind of low on ideas about what books to read at the moment and
I get a bit tetchy if I don't have anything to work my way through.
Two recent reads: Anthony Bourdain's _Kitchen Confidential_, which is
a hoot, and even mentions Hell and TV as selections on his daily mix
tape. And Neil Baldwin's _Man Ray: American Artist_, the biography
of my fave painter/photographer/filmmaker (_L'itoile de mer_ and
_Emak Bakia_, of course, are part of the film soundtracks shows).
I mean books that we know Verlaine, Hell, Lloyd have read and like.
As far as any of them _liking_ those two books, I dunno. Hell
obviously likes Lautreamont's _Maldaror_, but...I dunno. Didn't do
it for me. (Philistine, I know...) Props too to Eric G. for
pointing this out as well.
I have some Perec (_Species of Spaces and other pieces_), Ed Ruscha
(_They Called Her Styrene_), and the new James Tate lined up, though.
Talking Heads were apparently Ruscha fans, having used his _Sand in
the Vaseline_ painting for the cover of the collection of the same
name. And James Tate apparently digs David (Silver Jews) Berman's
collection _Actual Air_, which I haven't picked up yet.
And I really dug _Our Band Could Be Your Life_ by...Michael Azzrad?
Something like that. Just came out in hardback, good cross-section
of a sample of the 80s indie band culture.
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