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littlejam
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Post 12 Sep 2022

hello,

i just read this article about 'smells like teen spirit'

lots of stuff i didn't know and found interesting
the article is pretty well written

and then at the end of the article they link the youtube music video

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/sme ... 18980.html


the mtv unplugged nirvana concert is still a favorite to watch

cheers are read well

j
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Post 12 Sep 2022

Sherlock Holmes. Thrilling stuff.
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Post 12 Sep 2022

Nabokov short stories. What a player! Any instrument, any style
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Post 12 Sep 2022

ReasonTalk posts. Not a reader.

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Post 12 Sep 2022

hello,

in answer to sherlock holmes
i have ellen raskin's 'the westing game'


here is Nabokov short stories list

i grabbed 'symbols and signs' as a pdf

he reminds me of 'rainer maria rilke'
he was a poet / short stories / did a great biography on 'rodin'


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stori ... ir_Nabokov


tolstoy's anna karenina is a 'fun read'
i've read it twice

cheers and read well
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Post 12 Sep 2022

littlejam wrote:
12 Sep 2022
hello,

in answer to sherlock holmes
i have ellen raskin's 'the westing game'
Nah, original Arthur Conan Doyle. Magic.
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Post 12 Sep 2022

I usually read 2 to 3 books at the same time... I like to read something trhrilling like a spy, sci-fi romance, or something more thriling a la Stephen King, something more cerebral, like a scientific book or paper, and something more light like a bd.

So currently:
Sapiens - A Brief history of mankind
- Great overall book about how human societies come to rise, how they developed, without too much complication.

Daniel Silva - House of spies
- Another Gabriel Allon adventure. TBH, i really like Daniel Silva's writting, but i think it's time to create a new hero. If you like the sorts of John Le Carré and Tom Clancy, this is a great read, but after 13 books it's getting a bit tiresome (

Asterix and Obelix - Asterix and the Griffin
- No need for presentation, right?

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Post 12 Sep 2022

hello,

researching Arthur Conan Doyle pdfs

while listening to 'sweet emotion' intro guitar melody
i have it looped perfectly (mp3)
windows 7 / reason 10

i can play the loop forever

when i try to export as wave 48khz
there's a blip at the beginning that upsets me

@mcatalao

im 50 now

growing up in my teens
my dad would always comment on how i would be reading more than one book at once
my dad was a bank lawyer

i always would smash all the stories in my mind together

like being the DM in a dungeons and dragons series

cheers and read well,

j
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Post 12 Sep 2022

littlejam wrote:
12 Sep 2022
hello,

researching Arthur Conan Doyle pdfs

while listening to 'sweet emotion' intro guitar melody
i have it looped perfectly (mp3)
windows 7 / reason 10

i can play the loop forever

when i try to export as wave 48khz
there's a blip at the beginning that upsets me

@mcatalao

im 50 now

growing up in my teens
my dad would always comment on how i would be reading more than one book at once
my dad was a bank lawyer

i always would smash all the stories in my mind together

like being the DM in a dungeons and dragons series

cheers and read well,

j
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Post 27 Jan 2023

Just wanna say,
Excellent reading of the classic Blood Meridian, for free
Be afraid.
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Post 27 Jan 2023

Re reading Kim Stanley Robinsons Mars trilogy. Its really good

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Post 27 Jan 2023

I got a history of the New Romantics for Christmas and I’ve been enjoying getting to understand the early years. I got into it right around 1979/80 with things like Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet (and of course Japan).

Didn’t know that it was started by disaffected punks! Punk rock was completely awful by 1979.
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Post 27 Jan 2023

Timothy Wylie book on The Process Church of the Final Judgement.
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Post 27 Jan 2023

rorystorm wrote:
27 Jan 2023
Re reading Kim Stanley Robinsons Mars trilogy. Its really good
I’m about half way through The Ministry for the Future” and loving it - my first KSR book.
Side note - I keep misreading his name as Swiss Family Robinson…. ;)
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Post 28 Jan 2023

selig wrote:
27 Jan 2023
rorystorm wrote:
27 Jan 2023
Re reading Kim Stanley Robinsons Mars trilogy. Its really good
I’m about half way through The Ministry for the Future” and loving it - my first KSR book.
Side note - I keep misreading his name as Swiss Family Robinson…. ;)
ha, he probably gets that all the time
Ministry for the Future is his best book in ages, although quite grueling, I found. New York 2140 has some really great stuff in it too.
everything he does is good, although the Mars trilogy is probably his best. (It's worth reading just so you can see where the people that made the Expanse were like, huh, you know there's something to this...) I'd really recommend another earlier book, Icehenge which although it has a bad name is extremely interesting formally and where he first starts working out some of his politics.

and there's also this: http://strangehorizons.com/fiction/the-lucky-strike/ which apparently is his favourite thing he's written.

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Post 19 Feb 2023

Future Music magazines. Free drum samples and super amazing articles. My girlfriend got me a subscription for Christmas.
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Post 24 Feb 2023

Anyone read the passenger by Comack McCarthy yet?
I’ve fallen on hard times so I’m waiting for a free copy but I’m so curious I might just buy it.
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Post 24 Feb 2023

hello,

@plaamook:

i just got the pdf file from
oceanofpdf.com

https://oceanofpdf.com/authors/cormac-m ... -download/

the pdf download link button is at the bottom left
quick and easy

it's a 430 page book

the opening line:
"It had snowed lightly in the night and her frozen hair was
gold and crystalline and her eyes were frozen cold and hard
as stones."

cheers and eat well,

j
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Post 24 Feb 2023

hello,

yeah, at this point my brain is going bonkers
the same website i listed above
lets you download all sorts of pdf files to read

i just grabbed 'complete poems by emily dickinson'
and 'complete short stories by ernest hemingway'
just to see if the website checked out

there are hundreds and hundreds of authors listed

https://oceanofpdf.com/books-by-authors/


has to be one of the best resources for online 'books' pdf

it starts with numbers and then goes to 'z' in the alphabet

cheers and read well,

j
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Post 20 Mar 2023

Voyage To Arcturus.
Wow.
I can see why it didn't sell at the time but it's quite a ride. Sort of Alice in Wonderland meets William Blake written by David Lynch.
That guy covered so much ground in one book...sketched out so many ideas...then folded it into this insane DMT romp.
I recommend it.
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Post 26 Mar 2023

Just fin the passenger by cormac mcarthy.
Strange sad book.
It seemed like he started writing one book then changed his mind half way through.
The way he writes is so engrossing it’s worth it just on that but really it just left me feeling kind of low. Sad.
A bit too close to home maybe.
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Post 27 Mar 2023

Looking forward to the McCarthy new stuff. Think I want it in paper.
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Post 01 Apr 2023

motuscott wrote:
27 Mar 2023
Looking forward to the McCarthy new stuff. Think I want it in paper.
Yeah. Def go read the passenger. Then immediately read Stella Maris.
It really did my head in. Or my heart.
It’s quite a read.
Passenger is the weaker if the two but sets the scene for SM which is an altogether remarkable ride. Even by cormac’s standards.
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Post 01 Apr 2023

hello,

here is a 'pdf' of 'stella maris' from that same website link i posted above

https://oceanofpdf.com/genres/historica ... -download/

184 pages long

October 27, 1972
Stella Maris
Black River Falls, Wisconsin
Established 1902
Since 1950 a non-denominational facility and hospice for the care of psychiatric medical
patients.
Resident Unit
Case 72-118
Patient is a twenty-year-old Jewish/Caucasian female.
Attractive, possibly anorexic. Arrived at this facility six
days ago apparently by bus and without luggage. Admission
signed by Dr Wegner. Patient had a plastic bag full of hundred
dollar bills in her purse—something over forty thousand
dollars—which she attempted to give to the receptionist.
Patient is a doctoral candidate in mathematics at the
University of Chicago and has been diagnosed as paranoid
schizophrenic with a longstanding aetiology of visual and
auditory hallucinations. Resident of this facility on two
prior occasions.


this looks like a fun read
and the way the grammar / text / dialogue is presented is very nifty

it's all dialogue, but without any quotation marks

cheers and eat well,

j
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Post 02 Apr 2023

littlejam wrote:
01 Apr 2023
hello,

here is a 'pdf' of 'stella maris' from that same website link i posted above

https://oceanofpdf.com/genres/historica ... -download/

184 pages long

October 27, 1972
Stella Maris
Black River Falls, Wisconsin
Established 1902
Since 1950 a non-denominational facility and hospice for the care of psychiatric medical
patients.
Resident Unit
Case 72-118
Patient is a twenty-year-old Jewish/Caucasian female.
Attractive, possibly anorexic. Arrived at this facility six
days ago apparently by bus and without luggage. Admission
signed by Dr Wegner. Patient had a plastic bag full of hundred
dollar bills in her purse—something over forty thousand
dollars—which she attempted to give to the receptionist.
Patient is a doctoral candidate in mathematics at the
University of Chicago and has been diagnosed as paranoid
schizophrenic with a longstanding aetiology of visual and
auditory hallucinations. Resident of this facility on two
prior occasions.


this looks like a fun read
and the way the grammar / text / dialogue is presented is very nifty

it's all dialogue, but without any quotation marks

cheers and eat well,

j
Yeah, I was deeply moved by it. But read the passenger first. Contextualises it in an important way.
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