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Re: Books
« Reply #375 on: September 05, 2018, 10:21:22 am »
I just finished this much-ballyhooed debut novel by an incarcerated junkie Iraq vet.  It's good - really good.  It's an easy read; just a plainly told story of a fictional (but really not that fictional) not-yet incarcerated junkie Iraq vet.  There's not much to the protagonist or the plot or the prose, but I think that's the point.  He scoops his army buddies into body bags, gets dope sick, gets ripped off, robs some banks, gets his heart broken, etc...  They all happen with such tiring regularity that they become pedestrian, and the writing reflects that.  Nothing is romanticized.  War isn't glorious. There's no hidden insight or truth in addiction.  "Dark" is a fair descriptor of the tone.  The main character doesn't have many redeeming qualities, but you like him any way.  He has a distinctive voice.  The other characters are mostly just flat or sad.  That makes the book sound a little depressing, but its not.  It's interesting to read someone write of these huge traumas and not try to imbue them with meaning but instead to just lay them out as they are.



The author has a great PR team.  They talk of Walker using the proceeds of the book to pay back the banks he robbed.  They also say he's working on a film deal but the talks are stalled because he has used up his allotted phone time.

Re: Books
« Reply #376 on: November 02, 2018, 08:30:03 am »
Beastie Boys Book Hardcover – October 30, 2018
by Michael Diamond (Author), Adam Horovitz (Author)
about 5 chapters in and I love it
love letter to the early 80s NYC.  But also drives me mad this insane world was a 90min train ride away and I only checked it out a few times the entirety of the 80s

Adam Yauch's absence is significant and sad that he wasn't a part of this (for obvious reasons)
The first chapter is great and would have loved to hear his early 80s experiences
they admit it straight up, if Yauch didn't push them like he did...there would have been no beastie boys

so I am doing the audio (the horror) but Audiobook Cast Includes  (I do love all the NY accents)
Steve Buscemi
Bobby Cannavale
Exene Cervenka
Jarvis Cocker
Elvis Costello
Chuck D
Snoop Dogg
Will Ferrell
Kim Gordon
LL Cool J
Spike Jonze
Talib Kweli
Tim Meadows
Bette Midler
Mix Master Mike
Yoshimi O
Rosie Perez
Amy Poehler
John C. Reilly
Rev Run
Kate Schellenbach
MC Serch
Chloe Sevigny
Jon Stewart
Ben Stiller
Wanda Sykes
Jeff Tweedy
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Re: Books
« Reply #377 on: November 02, 2018, 08:54:28 am »
So you're saying Exene, Elvis, and Tweedy all pull off credible New Yawk accents?  ;)

Re: Books
« Reply #378 on: November 02, 2018, 10:13:35 am »
well only a few chapters in and they haven't spoken yet...so maybe
Kinda bummed they skipped dc on the book tour, sounds cool as well
https://music.mxdwn.com/2018/09/24/news/beastie-boys-announce-beastie-boys-book-live-direct-tour/

Going to have to also by they book tho...as I need to see all the photos too
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Re: Books
« Reply #379 on: November 02, 2018, 08:08:07 pm »
I have all three copies - Kindle to read, Hardcover to view, and Audible to listen.  Only the second book ever I've done that with.  Can't wait to get into it this weekend.

Enjoyed them on Fallon last night too.
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Re: Books
« Reply #380 on: November 09, 2018, 10:31:29 am »
Beastie Boys Book Hardcover – October 30, 2018
by Michael Diamond (Author), Adam Horovitz (Author)
about 5 chapters in and I love it
love letter to the early 80s NYC.  But also drives me mad this insane world was a 90min train ride away and I only checked it out a few times the entirety of the 80s
Ok I know I've blathered enough about the awesomeness of this audio book...but in chapter 42  Kosmo Vinyl is name dropped!

I had no idea Kosmo was in his 60s and was a longtime associate and sometime manager for The Clash, as well as being associated with Ian Dury & the Blockheads and The Jam, three seminal English bands of the 1970s and 1980s.

wait a minute...seems like we have an imposter as I recall tales of being from Michigan

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Re: Books
« Reply #381 on: November 09, 2018, 10:43:34 am »
Beastie Boys Book Hardcover – October 30, 2018
by Michael Diamond (Author), Adam Horovitz (Author)
about 5 chapters in and I love it
love letter to the early 80s NYC.  But also drives me mad this insane world was a 90min train ride away and I only checked it out a few times the entirety of the 80s
Ok I know I've blathered enough about the awesomeness of this audio book...but in chapter 42  Kosmo Vinyl is name dropped!

I had no idea Kosmo was in his 60s and was a longtime associate and sometime manager for The Clash, as well as being associated with Ian Dury & the Blockheads and The Jam, three seminal English bands of the 1970s and 1980s.

wait a minute...seems like we have an imposter as I recall tales of being from Michigan

I think the age estimate might be close.  ;)

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Re: Books
« Reply #382 on: November 09, 2018, 11:44:26 am »

wait a minute...seems like we have an imposter as I recall tales of being from Michigan
If we're sharing our boardie identity conspiracy theories, I'm starting to suspect GGW might not actually be Joe Francis.
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Re: Books
« Reply #383 on: November 13, 2018, 10:14:47 am »
Just showed up in my Audible queue
    
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)
Written by Jeff Tweedy
Narrated by Jeff Tweedy

I love when the author reads the book!

Possibly final blab about the BB book...I'm going to say it now...best audio book EVER

...Kate Schellenbach's chapter (and read by her) is great and I didn't realize how big a dick Rick Rubin was
Spike Jonze (read by him)chapter in the audio book is also hysterical as I assume in the real book most of that chapter is just photos he took, but in the audio book he describes the photos and his delivery is on point

My only gripe with this audio book is they chose all these comedians like Tim Meadows, Ben Stiller, John C Riley and Mya Rudolf...all people I love, but don't really see the logic in having them read...I mean the ones by Elvis, Jarvis and other musicians are great, but I don't feel it when Chloe Sevgnie or John Stewart reads a chapter as much as when the actual  LL Cool J tells tales of 80s NYC

There must have been thousands of hours of Adam Yauch doing interviews that were recorded or for magazines, not sure why they couldn't have incorporated more chapters in his voice?  I know it wasn't written for the book, but the book is just a bunch of individual and unconnected stories anyways.  I have believe there are a bunch of documents where some one asked him 'how's you meed Ad-Rock" or "what were you thinking after Paul's B bombed" "what was it like hanging with the Dali Lama"
  Not a chapter goes by where they don't acknowledge how important he was with everything they did and accomplished.  Personally, I never knew how important he was in the scheme of things and his lack of contribution to this is a giant void.

Also, I'm determined to take the time to create a spotify mix of all the bands/songs that have been name dropped in this book easily over 1000
at numerous times the narrator goes "drop what you doing right now ans listen to XX, it will blow your mind"
Although, I'm sure some music nerd has already done this...

edit..I was right...a few (none complete tho) are out there

https://open.spotify.com/user/5u840qddkko08usf96xpy8nf0/playlist/5L6rgCfrfxRZ6KBETnEFaY?si=MGUOSf_GQAyeODRyKBWIEQ
https://open.spotify.com/user/jonford/playlist/376jr76ynnjlFnlP7hFoSt?si=G9NVsF3ZQHaKGCFpgosCiw
https://open.spotify.com/user/avczoso/playlist/3twbXPWqiMLHWKmybrWizx?si=BP94zWRBRNeX1I4gPNNkzQ
https://open.spotify.com/user/carolinepahl/playlist/5o9aHytg9PNUKqlwaBSZEV?si=qTUO9xx_QGqjM1kDb20dfA

some share the same songs...but possibly 400 that don't over lap

Just found this guys too (dave Blevins on spotify)
Playlists from the Book (Spotify & Youtube)
Oh man, I’ve been working on these playlists since the day the book came out, should just looked here but here’s what I’ve come up with trying to decipher the writing on Adrock’s mixtapes....I subbed songs I couldn’t find on Spotify. I’ve also entered Mike & Adams songs into an Excel database.
Adrock’s mix I’m assuming is “Go New York Go!” With John Starks on the cover, subbed in songs that weren’t available:
https://open.spotify.com/user/daveblev/playlist/16hDNR8ftcZDPyHC2VaIn1?si=xpYN3B_uQTS1BApBVPGdNw
Adrock - Treats mixtape?
https://open.spotify.com/user/daveblev/playlist/6knwoZ2hSyhHkZQCpAen05?si=fjF7d2hVS5ykm9h8FjjH9w
Danceteria
https://open.spotify.com/user/daveblev/playlist/5t1dRPl2KbPiLNFBdUfNVE?si=HbNS68LAQjqgo-mtb5oYDg
Yauch Mixtape (not finished)
https://open.spotify.com/user/daveblev/playlist/7aRTa3YUxfthGJnZaHeKkp?si=dp70f9agReCkFSQeKPQDEw
Toyota Coralla mixtape
https://open.spotify.com/user/daveblev/playlist/45L0gbl9ZHQL7kP2CKXevZ?si=GOe3UdTvTiaAbSvJAnXhrQ

AD rock's playlist from the back of the bookthis one on google play has 489! (said he's missing like 50)
https://play.google.com/music/listen#/pl/AMaBXylKUWOeNAtj-5Ju6NZnlOI0asEUM26biR2V0MbwBqCNoR3NZJvQRo1G0d3oUAcbHind7jZas5-q6mdUMsxBxAUzHnZdIw%3D%3D

here is an apple music one with 180 songs
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/playlist/beastieboysbookplaylist/pl.u-vxWX5CE5916
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Re: Books
« Reply #384 on: November 13, 2018, 12:05:19 pm »
I just pulled Tweedy's thing off of the New Book Shelf at work so I'll just have to "hear" his drawl in my head as I read it.

Been hoping to stumble on the BB book but I think somebody grabbed it straight away.
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« Reply #385 on: November 13, 2018, 03:05:11 pm »
Just showed up in my Audible queue
    
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)
Written by Jeff Tweedy
Narrated by Jeff Tweedy

I love when the author reads the book!

Possibly final blab about the BB book...I'm going to say it now...best audio book EVER

...Kate Schellenbach's chapter (and read by her) is great and I didn't realize how big a dick Rick Rubin was
Spike Jonze (read by him)chapter in the audio book is also hysterical as I assume in the real book most of that chapter is just photos he took, but in the audio book he describes the photos and his delivery is on point

My only gripe with this audio book is they chose all these comedians like Tim Meadows, Ben Stiller, John C Riley and Mya Rudolf...all people I love, but don't really see the logic in having them read...I mean the ones by Elvis, Jarvis and other musicians are great, but I don't feel it when Chloe Sevgnie or John Stewart reads a chapter as much as when the actual  LL Cool J tells tales of 80s NYC

There must have been thousands of hours of Adam Yauch doing interviews that were recorded or for magazines, not sure why they couldn't have incorporated more chapters in his voice?  I know it wasn't written for the book, but the book is just a bunch of individual and unconnected stories anyways.  I have believe there are a bunch of documents where some one asked him 'how's you meed Ad-Rock" or "what were you thinking after Paul's B bombed" "what was it like hanging with the Dali Lama"
  Not a chapter goes by where they don't acknowledge how important he was with everything they did and accomplished.  Personally, I never knew how important he was in the scheme of things and his lack of contribution to this is a giant void.

Also, I'm determined to take the time to create a spotify mix of all the bands/songs that have been name dropped in this book easily over 1000
at numerous times the narrator goes "drop what you doing right now ans listen to XX, it will blow your mind"
Although, I'm sure some music nerd has already done this...

edit..I was right...a few (none complete tho) are out there

https://open.spotify.com/user/5u840qddkko08usf96xpy8nf0/playlist/5L6rgCfrfxRZ6KBETnEFaY?si=MGUOSf_GQAyeODRyKBWIEQ
https://open.spotify.com/user/jonford/playlist/376jr76ynnjlFnlP7hFoSt?si=G9NVsF3ZQHaKGCFpgosCiw
https://open.spotify.com/user/avczoso/playlist/3twbXPWqiMLHWKmybrWizx?si=BP94zWRBRNeX1I4gPNNkzQ
https://open.spotify.com/user/carolinepahl/playlist/5o9aHytg9PNUKqlwaBSZEV?si=qTUO9xx_QGqjM1kDb20dfA

some share the same songs...but possibly 400 that don't over lap

Just found this guys too (dave Blevins on spotify)
Playlists from the Book (Spotify & Youtube)
Oh man, I’ve been working on these playlists since the day the book came out, should just looked here but here’s what I’ve come up with trying to decipher the writing on Adrock’s mixtapes....I subbed songs I couldn’t find on Spotify. I’ve also entered Mike & Adams songs into an Excel database.
Adrock’s mix I’m assuming is “Go New York Go!” With John Starks on the cover, subbed in songs that weren’t available:
https://open.spotify.com/user/daveblev/playlist/16hDNR8ftcZDPyHC2VaIn1?si=xpYN3B_uQTS1BApBVPGdNw
Adrock - Treats mixtape?
https://open.spotify.com/user/daveblev/playlist/6knwoZ2hSyhHkZQCpAen05?si=fjF7d2hVS5ykm9h8FjjH9w
Danceteria
https://open.spotify.com/user/daveblev/playlist/5t1dRPl2KbPiLNFBdUfNVE?si=HbNS68LAQjqgo-mtb5oYDg
Yauch Mixtape (not finished)
https://open.spotify.com/user/daveblev/playlist/7aRTa3YUxfthGJnZaHeKkp?si=dp70f9agReCkFSQeKPQDEw
Toyota Coralla mixtape
https://open.spotify.com/user/daveblev/playlist/45L0gbl9ZHQL7kP2CKXevZ?si=GOe3UdTvTiaAbSvJAnXhrQ

AD rock's playlist from the back of the bookthis one on google play has 489! (said he's missing like 50)
https://play.google.com/music/listen#/pl/AMaBXylKUWOeNAtj-5Ju6NZnlOI0asEUM26biR2V0MbwBqCNoR3NZJvQRo1G0d3oUAcbHind7jZas5-q6mdUMsxBxAUzHnZdIw%3D%3D

here is an apple music one with 180 songs
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/playlist/beastieboysbookplaylist/pl.u-vxWX5CE5916

okay, i bought the BBB audiobook, got some long drives upcoming.

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Re: Books
« Reply #386 on: November 13, 2018, 03:10:40 pm »
what Is Tweedy’s book about?


I am assuming there will be a Wilco show at Anthem in 2019....seems like a natural

Re: Books
« Reply #387 on: November 13, 2018, 04:23:34 pm »
what Is Tweedy’s book about?
The singer, guitarist, and songwriter—best known for his work with Wilco—opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people that have inspired him.
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