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Euripides: Bacchae | Euripides
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These are a likely pairing: Euripides' "Bacchae", centring upon the god Dionysus, and the Dead Can Dance album, "Dionysus", the first act of which has a movement called "Dance of the Bacchantes". Read-Listen-DrinkTea!
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Ahh - a 'new' Nico album! ??? "On the Radio", from an unnamed session, but being from 1971, I think it may be from John Peel's show. Paired with James Young's clearly misnamed (but nonetheless brilliant) biography, "Songs They Never Play on the Radio".
Young's portrayal is of a, shall we say "difficult", person to be with. Young toured with Nico in the '80s as part of her support band, The Faction, so he was at Nico Ground Zero!
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The Undead | James Dickie
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Dead Can Dance's album "Within the Realm of a Dying Sun" seems to be an appropriate accompaniment to a reading of "The Undead". ☠?‍♂️??‍♀️
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We Sold Our Souls | Grady Hendrix
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Vacation day reading soundtrack. #booksandmusic #readingsoundtrack

Velvetsun Jeff. 💙💙💙💙 8mo
Kimbono @Velvetsun I agree ❤️❤️😍 8mo
Addison_Reads I just started this book last night. 8mo
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Pillow Thoughts | Courtney Peppernell
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#booksandmusic #readathon @deweysreadathon
Our Bookclub meets at @chaptersindigo to discuss our books and it‘s huge part of our routine to browse and listen to the tunes playing in the store! #indigoweekend #bookstagram #readingsocks

Linsy Fierce Fairytales looks beautiful! 💙 8mo
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DorkieHollieReads
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I FINALLY have a new Blog Post!! Go check it out! It‘s a Playlist Book Tag, where I match books to the songs of Panic! At The Disco‘s last album! Also, what other album should I try this with? 🤔Link in my bio!! #bookblog #playlistbooktag #reading #booksandmusic #panicatthedisco #prayforthewicked #reading #booktag

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I've known of Tutuola's book for a long time, not so much for itself but via the oblique medium of Brian Eno's and David Byrne's album which borrowed the title. Although the album is recognised as the progenitor of the worldbeat musical genre, using largely African rhythms, the cover notes state that neither artist had read Tutuola's book at the time of composition. So, I don't feel compelled to use the album as a soundtrack, but I probably will!

vivastory I keep meaning to read this one. I've flipped through it before, it seems pretty wild. 10mo
Bookwomble @vivastory It does seem to inhabit a mythic, individual, psychological landscape rather than one of consensual reality. I'm looking forward to it. 10mo
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Bowie Style | Mark Paytress
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A glossy album-style book with lots (LOTS!) of Bowie photos from his childhood through to the late 1990s. Paytress is a very good writer and I enjoyed his text - the lyric-laced photo captions were fun. An excellent potted history of Bowie's cultural significance for the period covered.

My only gripe is the format of the book, which is arranged as a chronological examination of Bowie's changing styles, interspersed with "features" about... ??

Bookwomble ...significant subjects, such as collaborations with other artists, influences on Bowie's music and stage shows, etc. These are often plonked unceremoniously within the flow of the main text, often out of context with it, and on one occasion the flow is just cut off, with no continuation after the feature. But that's just nit-picking - it's still a great book for the Bowie fan and/or fashionista (only one of which I can claim title to). 👨‍🎤 11mo
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Less Than Zero | Bret Easton Ellis
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I read "Less Than Zero" when it was first published in the UK simply because it takes its title from one of my favourite Elvis Costello songs, and then I was encouraged by reading that the protagonist has a poster of the cover of a favourite Costello album, "Trust". Then... what a catalogue of empty, shallow characters leading pointlessly empty and shallow lives. Surely this was "The Horror" whispered of by Conrad's Kurtz... ??

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Bookwomble More than once I closed the cover in disgust as Ellis seemed to wallow in this nihilistic celebration of vacuous, alienated, consumerist culture, only to see his judgement of what he was portraying: Less Than Zero. That kept me going to the end, though it's a journey I'm content with having made just the once. It is, for all that, an unflinching indictment of the vapid horror that neoliberalism, in all its rampant '80s glory, leads to. 11mo
Leftcoastzen That he became such a literary darling upon publication adds an exclamation point to all the points you made above!👍 11mo
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen Word! I haven't (don't need to?) read anything else by him. From the brief interview extracts I've read, I'm still uncertain as to where he positions himself with regard to the worth of consumer/capitalist society, and I just come back to the title of this book and hope it's that. 11mo
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Zen Buddhism | Christmas Humphreys
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"I went home and read my Christmas Humphreys' book on Zen
Curiosity killed the cat
Kerouac's "Dharma Bums" and "On The Road"."

Book recommendations by Van Morrison from his song "Cleaning Windows". ?

Now I'm going to read *my* Christmas Humphreys' book on zen!
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Trashcanman How was the Dharma Bums? 11mo
Trashcanman Damn overlooked the quotation marks. Sorry 11mo
Bookwomble @Trashcanman No probs - I made that a car crash of a post - too many things going on! 😁 I intend to get to Kerouac before too long (which could mean a few years!). 11mo
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