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« Reply #390 on: December 11, 2015, 04:51:56 AM »


Disco's out...Murder's in! (Feral House)

Got this book thinking it would be a quick read I could tackle in a few bored nights before bed, but I was pleasantly surprised to realize it was 4,000 pages long, of violent, weird, crazy, drug addled stories of LA Punk gangs from the old school. This specific book follows LMP, or La Miranda Punks, and is told by Frank "The Shank". But it covers other gang as well like LADS, Pig Children, etc.. I'm just 110 pages in but it's one of the better Punk "lifestyle" books I've read (unlike the corniness of JJ's "The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon").

EDIT: Uploaded the audio-book version of the Cro-Mag book by J. Joseph, read by the goof himself: http://depositfiles.com/files/kxlnhcydq

If you're interested in LA Punk gangs check out FFF's "Ganglife" tape. Stories of FFF were actually part of a book on California published by University of California, you can read it HERE (scroll up to page 89 for the whole story from the start).

Ganglife cover art...
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« Reply #391 on: December 11, 2015, 09:25:40 AM »

Music At The Extremes: Essays on Sounds Outside the Mainstream (2015) - Anyone read this? There is an essay by one Andrew Whelan, his essay is called "Power Electronics and Conventionally Transgressive Assembly Work" (wordy enough?) that talks about Nicole 12, IOPS (he quotes an interview I did with Mikko for IOPS), Sutcliffe Jugend, collecting, etc. Collecting is presented next to an actual screenshot of someones "collection" of Hospital Productions mp3's from some p2p network like Soulseek. No joke.

You can read part of his essay on Google Books here is the link, (the PE piece is around page 70, though you cant read the whole thing) .

It's pretty drab, long-winded academic stuff. I don't think you can get the idea of our obsessions through indifferent studies on fucking ethnomethodology, semantic theory, or whatever other boredom you can cope with. At times outsider perspectives can make an interesting read but this isn't the case here.
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« Reply #392 on: December 11, 2015, 10:37:31 AM »

Music At The Extremes: Essays on Sounds Outside the Mainstream (2015) - Anyone read this? There is an essay by one Andrew Whelan, his essay is called "Power Electronics and Conventionally Transgressive Assembly Work" (wordy enough?) that talks about Nicole 12, IOPS (he quotes an interview I did with Mikko for IOPS), Sutcliffe Jugend, collecting, etc. Collecting is presented next to an actual screenshot of someones "collection" of Hospital Productions mp3's from some p2p network like Soulseek. No joke.

You can read part of his essay on Google Books here is the link, (the PE piece is around page 70, though you cant read the whole thing) .

It's pretty drab, long-winded academic stuff. I don't think you can get the idea of our obsessions through indifferent studies on fucking ethnomethodology, semantic theory, or whatever other boredom you can cope with. At times outsider perspectives can make an interesting read but this isn't the case here.

Dryness, failure to capture essence...always the way with academic stuff. How is the rest of the book if you've read it?  Even more intrigued/afraid to see what some of those other titles will be trying to say.
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« Reply #393 on: December 11, 2015, 09:45:23 PM »


My Loose Thread: Dennis Cooper


my favorite Cooper book. hits hard where it counts.
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« Reply #394 on: December 11, 2015, 10:44:57 PM »


My Loose Thread: Dennis Cooper


my favorite Cooper book. hits hard where it counts.

Yeah, I loved it, Brilliant vision.
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« Reply #395 on: February 04, 2016, 12:07:26 PM »

Recently read:
Charles Bukowski - Hollywood
Svetlana Alexievich - Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

Currently reading:
Dorothy Parker - The Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker
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« Reply #396 on: February 19, 2016, 11:47:33 PM »

Recently finished:
Thomas Pynchon - The Crying Of Lot 49
Kōbō Abe - The Box Man
Mark Z. Danielewski - House of Leaves

Loved them all!
Totally addicted to post-modernism, hah.
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« Reply #397 on: February 23, 2016, 05:53:35 PM »

Pornocracy by Catherine Breillat book original of her film Anatomy of Hell.
 Published by Semiotexte as English translation.
Includes afterward by Peter Sotos
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« Reply #398 on: February 24, 2016, 07:14:26 PM »

I've read a few books recently
My favorite book I read was The Wasp Factory. It was amazing how the story got weirder and weirder as it unfolded. I like these super surreal books which leave what is really happening up to you to guess.

The other book I read is called In The Miso Soup. It was a fascinating look at the psychology of a serial killer in the form of a fiction. It had some moments that were so intense that I lost sleep over them, there were also a lot of psychological mind games.

The other book I read was called The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. I did not like this book what so ever, because it was simply depressing and seemed to be designed to throw the reader into existential despair.

One book I read half way through but dropped was called Story Of The Eye. It was a story written by a philosopher, which was supposed to explore transgressive themes. It seemed to play out like a dream, but the book itself was very relaxing to read, it's complete dive into the deep waters of depravity was something which made me feel like the world was lifting off my shoulders.

I'm not sure what to read next. I tried reading the first couple pages of a William S. Burroughs book, but I dropped them because I just didn't become interested enough. I find it hard to read stuff if I'm not all that interested. I'm still looking for something else to read very soon, I don't want to stop reading and get out of the habit and just forget about it altogether.
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« Reply #399 on: March 01, 2016, 03:10:58 AM »

The other book I read was called The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. I did not like this book what so ever, because it was simply depressing and seemed to be designed to throw the reader into existential despair.

Well, quite. Depression and existential despair was what Kafka did. I wouldn't recommend "The Trial" or "The Castle", then.
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« Reply #400 on: March 02, 2016, 02:09:21 AM »

I'm reading the Manga Uzumaki (aka curse of the spiral). I had to put it down because it gets really disturbing. I spent a lot of time trying to put together PDF files by compiling them from image files. It took a while, I'm already a little worn out and I can't really handle the horror right now. Really fucking good though, I'm so glad I figured out how to put manga on my ipad.
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« Reply #401 on: March 08, 2016, 09:21:14 PM »

Recently discovered Pentti Linkola, and have been reading Can Life Prevail, his only book translated to English.

I really appreciate what I've been reading, and have taken up starting to learn Finnish, or Suomi, so I can read more of his material.
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« Reply #402 on: March 08, 2016, 11:48:51 PM »

I really appreciate what I've been reading, and have taken up starting to learn Finnish, or Suomi, so I can read more of his material.

Ei voi ku arvostaa!
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« Reply #403 on: March 15, 2016, 09:04:06 AM »

Recently finished:
The Invention of Morel - Adolfo Bioy Casares
The Solitude of Prime Numbers - Paolo Giordano
Enjoyed both of them.

Currently reading and enjoying:
All of Us - Raymond Carver

Tried some of the audio book for Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. While I was enjoying the parts that were narrative and their inner monolog. The dialog parts were ruining it for me. Maybe I'll go back and give it another chance sometime. But not now.
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« Reply #404 on: March 19, 2016, 07:06:30 AM »

I've read a few books recently
My favorite book I read was The Wasp Factory. It was amazing how the story got weirder and weirder as it unfolded. I like these super surreal books which leave what is really happening up to you to guess.

The other book I read is called In The Miso Soup. It was a fascinating look at the psychology of a serial killer in the form of a fiction. It had some moments that were so intense that I lost sleep over them, there were also a lot of psychological mind games.

The other book I read was called The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. I did not like this book what so ever, because it was simply depressing and seemed to be designed to throw the reader into existential despair.

One book I read half way through but dropped was called Story Of The Eye. It was a story written by a philosopher, which was supposed to explore transgressive themes. It seemed to play out like a dream, but the book itself was very relaxing to read, it's complete dive into the deep waters of depravity was something which made me feel like the world was lifting off my shoulders.

I'm not sure what to read next. I tried reading the first couple pages of a William S. Burroughs book, but I dropped them because I just didn't become interested enough. I find it hard to read stuff if I'm not all that interested. I'm still looking for something else to read very soon, I don't want to stop reading and get out of the habit and just forget about it altogether.

I hated Metamorphosis. It made me wonder why Bataille would even focus on him in Literature and Evil. Could somebody enlighten me to something great by Kafka?
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