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Frosty Finger

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« Reply #615 on: April 11, 2024, 03:44:57 pm »
Finally picked this up….


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« Reply #616 on: April 11, 2024, 05:27:57 pm »
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/734476/martyr-by-kaveh-akbar/

very well written contemporary fiction

highly recommend

Cock Van Der Palm

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« Reply #617 on: April 12, 2024, 10:28:12 am »
re-reading this:
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Hoping for Vol 2 in the next decade.

Frosty Finger

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« Reply #618 on: April 12, 2024, 10:45:13 am »
I wonder why it’s taking so long?!Is he waiting for all the principals to die?

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« Reply #619 on: April 12, 2024, 02:05:37 pm »
I hope he finishes it before I die!!  I've heard rumors that he completed all his research and is writing Vol 2 and 3 together. He is a prolific researcher.  I hope that rumour is true and Vol 3 follows 2 a little quickly. 

Frosty Finger

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« Reply #620 on: April 17, 2024, 02:03:24 pm »
Finally picked this up….



Highly recommended this one!

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« Reply #621 on: May 09, 2024, 05:58:24 pm »
this looks interesting:

Punk pioneer Kathleen Hanna recalls the dark side of the music scene
“Rebel Girl,” the new memoir by the Bikini Kill frontwoman and reluctant leader of the Riot Grrrl movement, is stoic and empathetic in equal measure.

 
(i do believe i spotted a post from a boardie in the comments section below...)
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Frosty Finger

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« Reply #622 on: May 09, 2024, 06:00:09 pm »
I never realized she was the one who told Kurt “you smell like teen spirit “ until now that I am reading Azerrad’s Nirvana bio from 93

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« Reply #623 on: May 16, 2024, 07:56:08 am »
I never realized she was the one who told Kurt “you smell like teen spirit “ until now that I am reading Azerrad’s Nirvana bio from 93

On a not completely unrelated note, I have finished the Lucinda book and moved on to this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Books-Steve-Turner/s?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3ASteve+Turner

Over halfway through and it's an entertaining read.

It made be remember that I first heard Mudhoney back in 1989, and I figured they were going to be huge. So I went to my local record store and saw that they had some 45's from Sub Pop. In the pile, there was some from a band I *hadn't* heard of, called Nirvana. But at any rate, I was certain that Mudhoney was the far superior band who was going to be huge...so I bought the Muhoney 45. Which I still have.

https://www.discogs.com/master/51332-Mudhoney-You-Got-It-Keep-It-Outta-My-Face-bw-Burn-It-Clean

Frosty Finger

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« Reply #624 on: May 16, 2024, 08:27:19 am »
Definitely going to read the Mudhoney.


Honestly I prefer them to Nirvana.

Finishing the Azerrad book was tough..the last 100-150 pages are all about Courtney and Kurt and heroin and Kurt contradicts himself on just about everything every page. One thing he doesn’t contradict himself on is his feeling that Dave and Chris were parsley and he was 100% Nirvana. It’s still shocking how negatively he speaks about them…. The book ends as they have just put out In Utero and Kurt and Courtney have stopped using. Towards the end is a great chapter about its recording with Albini. Honestly Azerrad comes off as simply a conduit for Kurt and Courtney to get their version of things out. A very mediocre book. Doesn’t help that Kurt is so unlikeable.

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« Reply #625 on: May 16, 2024, 10:17:14 am »
Definitely going to read the Mudhoney.


Honestly I prefer them to Nirvana.

Finishing the Azerrad book was tough..the last 100-150 pages are all about Courtney and Kurt and heroin and Kurt contradicts himself on just about everything every page. One thing he doesn’t contradict himself on is his feeling that Dave and Chris were parsley and he was 100% Nirvana. It’s still shocking how negatively he speaks about them…. The book ends as they have just put out In Utero and Kurt and Courtney have stopped using. Towards the end is a great chapter about its recording with Albini. Honestly Azerrad comes off as simply a conduit for Kurt and Courtney to get their version of things out. A very mediocre book. Doesn’t help that Kurt is so unlikeable.

this looks like interesting doc as it's the raw audio from the interviews he used to make the book
Kurt Cobain: About a Son
slack

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« Reply #626 on: May 16, 2024, 04:43:01 pm »