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by Philip Marlow
Tue Nov 21, 2017 20:34
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 241928

Re: what book are you reading?

I go distinctly backwards and forwards on Iain Sinclair's writing. There are books I love and books I can entirely do without. This, however, evokes a whole vanished world, and one that would've been mine, give or take a few years. As it is, almost all of these old haunts are gone. https://images-na...
by Philip Marlow
Tue Nov 21, 2017 19:50
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: The Smiths/Morrissey
Replies: 826
Views: 134823

Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Can anyone still stand to listen to Morrissey? Yes. Although he makes it easier by having recorded practically bugger all of compelling interest in the last few years. The pre 'Oh shit, he's actually a bigoted dick' material doesn't trip my switches, for whatever reason. That being said, it's a per...
by Philip Marlow
Thu Apr 14, 2016 19:18
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 241928

Re: what book are you reading?

http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1446073784l/13237635.jpg Horribly, horribly depressing book in none too few ways, the happy childhood life of Bob Stinson probably being the worst of it (sexual abuse at the hands of his stepfather, to go along with the physical abuse which was also inflicted on his bro...
by Philip Marlow
Fri Mar 18, 2016 20:43
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 241928

Re: what book are you reading?

Onto this http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1423753377l/24874300.jpg One of those Penguin Little Black Classics I seemed to pick up three or four of every time I passed through the Foyles on Waterloo station. Not sure what to make of it really; a mixture of poetry and written sketches from the Galapagos ...
by Philip Marlow
Wed Mar 16, 2016 14:33
Forum: book talk
Topic: general reading and book related things
Replies: 158
Views: 61190

Re: general reading and book related things

I'm no luddite! I like being part of the digital revolution I feel quite bad for the Luddites. They've gone down in official history as dirty, progress-hating simpletons with a violent streak, which was never quite the point - well, apart from the violent streak, sometimes. But by God they were pus...
by Philip Marlow
Tue Mar 08, 2016 18:30
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 241928

Re: what book are you reading?

Welcome Philip! Hemingway's horribly overrated isn't he. I always thought it was just me. Not just you, not by a long way. Although, if I'm honest, I have mixed feelings about Papa's fall from literary grace. I suspect it has as much to do with the hard-drinking, hairy-chested, silverback self-imag...
by Philip Marlow
Sun Mar 06, 2016 03:04
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: Throwing Muses / Kristin Hersh / 50 Foot Wave
Replies: 20
Views: 9723

Re: Throwing Muses / Kristin Hersh / 50 Foot Wave

And then there's one of her best songs of recent years...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1GkqsYs_iA
by Philip Marlow
Sun Mar 06, 2016 02:48
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: Throwing Muses / Kristin Hersh / 50 Foot Wave
Replies: 20
Views: 9723

Re: Throwing Muses / Kristin Hersh / 50 Foot Wave

Every so often, one of your heroes treats you.

This is from last 2014.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5gVKlYFdh4
by Philip Marlow
Sun Mar 06, 2016 02:34
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 241928

Re: what book are you reading?

First post ever! And if you're excited...Oh dear. Gradually working my way through Martha Gellhorn's collection The Face of War . She's alarmingly underappreciated,being Ernest Hemingway's ex wife; but by gods she wrote far better than he did about war (amusingly enough, given his lifelong preoccupa...