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« on: December 26, 2007, 05:05:23 PM »
What are you reading?

I'm wading through various Christmas gift books, but I'm particularly concentrating on "The Roxy LOndon WC2 A Punk Rock History" which I can firmly recommend as a great read - even has a forward by TV and he and Gaye feature in a few quotes / pics.

Amazing how the setting up of the Roxy mirrors that Cliff Richard film "The Young Ones" - I would love to have witnessed Shane McGowan, Billy Idol, Tony James, Matt Dangerfield and others building a stage over a couple of days...



Any one else with books to recommend?

Alan
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2007, 07:21:47 PM »
Yeah! MARVEL Vaults. Ask Chris about it.

This Roxy book looks worth buying Alan. Cheers. :D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007, 08:53:29 PM »
This year I've been reading all those books I've been meaning to read. :)

Brave New World and 1984 were 2 of them, both were a bit too close for comfort in their visions of the future, 1984 more so with it's thought crime, big brother etc....

As for Fleagle and I we have had a War of the Worlds fest this year, we've read the book, seen both films and the stage show.  The stage show was brilliant (would definately go and see it again) and Fleagle had a died and gone to heaven moment when he found out Herbie Flowers was playing bass  8)

Lots of books stacked up for the new year but nothing music related though  :)

My recomendation for something completely different is 'Bollocks to Alton Towers' it's a book of alternative places to visit. A couple of examples are the Lawn Mower Museum and a Nuclear Bunker (alas that one is closed now), they make all these obscure places sound so interesting you would just love to go and visit  them. Probably not worth buying new but if you see a second hand copy treat yourself  8)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2007, 12:17:24 PM »
Bloody hell !

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2007, 02:18:39 PM »
Cheers Jock hadn't seen that one before!


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2007, 12:43:54 PM »
Didn't read much recently... But over the year I've read almost all books by Ulrich Ritzel.
And certainly the book '77 - The year of Punk and New Wave by H. Poulsen was the one to have a look at once and again this year (it was published in 2005 I think)...
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2007, 04:57:04 PM »
Had a look through 365 whilst in borrders trining to find the Roxy book Alan mentioned.

Here's my initial thoughts on 365...

Any book that rates The Cortinas as worth a photograph and apart from mentioning that Gaye Advert was a female punk in The Adverts, completly ignores The Adverts, should be avoided.

It does however show lots of photo's of american bands. Nice.

Pants!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2007, 07:17:53 PM »
I bought the book via the author - cheaper than Amazon!

www.roxyclub77.co.uk


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2008, 03:56:16 PM »
Looks like it's just penpal. Thanks anyway Alan.  :)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2008, 12:30:52 AM »
Just read 'The Walking Dead' (Vol.7) graphic novel. Very George A. Romero, very scary, very entertaining. I do like my zombie stuff.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2008, 01:19:06 AM »
Just read 'The Walking Dead' (Vol.7) graphic novel. Very George A. Romero, very scary, very entertaining. I do like my zombie stuff.

aha a walking dead fan!
It's the only comic i actually bother getting monthly now and its still going strong!

I've just read Forest Gump (by Winston Groom) which was pretty disappointing considering how good the film is.  Before that I read A Long Way Down (Nick Hornby) which was alright but nothing special.  However before these I read Tell No One (Harlan Coben) which was pretty damn gripping even if a fairly predictable thriller. 

I've been reading Vernon God Little (DBC Pierre) on and off for months now and still can't get into it/enjoy it but I want to finsih it still  ::)

Just started re-reading The Rules of Attraction (Bret Easton Ellis) the other night.

Oh and of course all the bloody journal articles and library books I'm expected to read for my course  :P 


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2008, 02:31:43 AM »
Do some work!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2008, 07:16:01 PM »
Do some work!

you're missing the point of being at uni

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2008, 07:20:52 PM »
Is that the rubber point of a pencil in the ear?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2008, 06:55:47 PM »
Just finished the Tony Visconti's book 'Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn boy'. Excellent stuff.