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    • February 12, 2014 9:44 PM CST
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      Yeah man, a few people have told me about the David Lee Roth book. I'm definitely into checking that out. I'm a big Van Halen fan anyway. There were actually some DLR stories in the Motely Crue book—as expected he's a total dim wit, but that's no soooprize. 

      Speaking of music books—I just saw a copy of Etta James: Rage To Survive today for the low price of $20! Unfortunately I did not have 20 dollars on me. That book is so hard to come by, at least for me it is. I read it several years ago and have been trying to find a personal copy ever since. One of the better music books you will ever encounter if you wanna read about hard fast living. Good stories about Bo Diddley, Larry Williams, Sam Cooke...etc. Not that I didn't respect the woman before, but her bio brought it to a whole new level. Going back tomorrow to try and snag that book, hopefully it is still there.

    • October 1, 2014 9:18 PM CDT
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      I've been wanting to check out Teenbeat Mayhem, is it worth the buy?
    • October 1, 2014 10:10 PM CDT
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      I read the Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt last month. One of the better novels I've read in recent memory.  Western, set in late 19th century, west coast U.S.A. Two brothers with the last name Sisters. Both are hitmen. 

    • November 30, 2014 7:18 PM CST
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      Matt - That book is incredible. I'm not one for Western novels, but I've read it twice.

      I'm currently reading the repressings of Jim Thompson's novels. I just started The Transgressors.
      Looking to finish 50 books this year.

    • April 2, 2015 2:01 AM CDT
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      I JUST REAd miriam linna and randy fuller's bio on Bobby fuller , "i fought the law". You can imagine the artist's brother and biggest fan would get it right. They did.    I'm reading "Hardcore Zen" by my friend , Brad Warner. Brad was in a Cleveland HC band , Zero Defex , and the Cleveland/Chicago Psych band , Dimentia 13. HE RELOCATED TO JAPAN , and found himself working his dream job , at Tsuburaya Studios (Ultraman.). Along the way he became a student of Zen Buddhism , and , eventually , a recognized Priest. THE BOOK IS BASICALLY ABOUT HIS JOURNEY, AND HOW IT MAY OR MAY NOT HELP YOU. There's a lot of humor , monsters and Punk Rock.             excuse the caps. It's late.

    • July 25, 2015 8:06 PM CDT
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      I'm currently reading Who I Am by Pete Townshend

    • August 26, 2015 11:16 PM CDT
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      ARE WE STILL DOING THIS ? I READ A RUNAWAYS BIO (NOT CHERIE'S BOOK). GOT IT IN HARDCOVER FOR 50 CENTS. iT'S PRETTY GOOD. if you're a fan , read both books and wonder what tHe movie could have been. i like THE MOVIE , BUT , CURIE'S BOOK TORE MY HEART OUT.....

      I found a bunch of EC comics (Reprints , of course , tho' I did find an original "Shock Suspence Stories".

    • October 23, 2015 10:31 PM CDT
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    • March 20, 2016 8:46 PM CDT
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      i'm reding Marky Ramone's book "Punk Rock Blitzkrieg". Never mind the title , this is a VERY cool Rock Read. I'VE MET MARKY A COUPLE OF TIMES , AND HE DOES HAVE A GOOD WAY WITH A STORY. His sense of humor and attention to details accentuate already - great stories. He does talk about Dust , Wayne County and Richard Hell before getting to the main event. 

    • March 23, 2016 5:45 PM CDT
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      I'm "Reding", just not spelling. I was reading an early bio of Bill Haley , "Hardcore Zen" by Brad Warner and "The League of Unfortunate Superheroes" (Recommended for all fans of strange and sometimes downright bad comics.) , in intervals , but , I finished neither. Marky Ramones' book , I love to read any chance I get.

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      I'm "Reding", just not spelling. I was reading an early bio of Bill Haley , "Hardcore Zen" by Brad Warner and "The League of Unfortunate Superheroes" (Recommended for all fans of strange and sometimes downright bad comics.) , in intervals , but , I finished neither. Marky Ramones' book , I love to read any chance I get.

    • March 25, 2016 9:25 PM CDT
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      John, I'm reading Warner's newest Don't Be a Jerk.

      I'm also reading Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff...Some seriously good shit

    • March 28, 2016 3:57 PM CDT
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      Erik , if my reply did'nt go thru , I'll try again , later....

    • April 1, 2016 9:14 PM CDT
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      I found Dennis Dunaway's ( Orig.ALICE COOPER group Bassist.) book, which I had'nt seen , anywhere , SINCE IT CAME OUT ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO. So , I'm going to start on that.

      Dennis has a great way with a story. I met him , briefly , just before the book came out , and I asked him about the Alice Cooper Group backing Gene Vincent at the Toronto Rock'n'Roll Revival. HE LIT UP LIKE HALF OF OLD FREMONT ST. (VEGAS) , telling me about how psyched they were to be in the presence of true greatness.  He also told me the original pre - A.C. Garage band , The Spiders , got billed over The Yardbirds in PHOENIX , THOUGH , OF COURSE, THE YARDBIRDS CLOSED THE SHOW. He said they had the nuts to precede The Yardbirds with an all - Yardbirds set , after which THE YARDBIRDS BLEW THEIR SHIT AWAY.

    • May 13, 2016 3:23 AM CDT
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      Just finished two great books by authors I've always known of but never read, Paul Auster's New York Trilogy and JG Ballard's Drowned World. On to lsome non-fiction now with Owen Jones The Establishment.

    • May 27, 2016 6:27 PM CDT
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      i just started reading the new autobiography of Terry Gibson (Lead Guitarist , Downliners Sect - classic lineup and 70's reunion , plus the F.U.2 Punksploitation LP !). It's written in a very sparse , laid back style.It promises to be a thorough look at one of Britain's finest , and still kickin' arse , R'n'B/R'n'R outfits. The many rare photos don't hurt , either. You can order it from Mike Stax at Ugly Things.....

    • June 8, 2016 4:08 PM CDT
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      A newbie on this forum and the absolutely first topic I saw was this...

      ... which is fun since I am a literature student :D

       

      Currently: 20th century latin american writers like Borges, Marguez, Neruda, Rulfo and Allende for a history class, also contemporary finnish (yep, I am a finn myself) "serial writers", a couple of trilogies or even quadrilogies.

    • September 8, 2016 4:34 PM CDT
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      I'M READING AN ADVANCE COPY OF BRIAN MCMAHON (electric eels , Cool Marriage Counselors , Brian McMahon Mit Das Volt)'s autobiography , due out soon from Hozac press. What's interesting is , he has other people comment on his own commentary , and I've been asked to do the same . here it'll end up ,I'll just have to wait and see......I JUST FINISHED "Iggy Pop Neighborhood Threat" written by former Iggy And UK SUBS BASS PLAYER, WHOSE NAME ESCAPES ME . Not much insight to Iggy's off stage personality , it deals more with Andy McCoy , ex - Hanoi Rocks and Iggy Guitarist , whose habits nearly deep sixed the whole operation. But , I saw Iggy with this band , twice , in '88. Finding out that Andy was in the band did seal the deal for me. The photos are largely amateurish , and some are decent personal shots with Iggy , his then - wife , Suchi ,  and the band. All in all , it's a good Rock 'nRoll road read

    • December 11, 2016 9:09 PM CST
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      Hey , John. I'm leafing through Kenneth Anger's "Hollywood Babylon 2". Good read , even some of the people I'd never heard of. I read the first one , years ago.  Sometimes , Anger's sarcasm is kind of taxing....No , I did'nt think they needed to wreck as many Police cars as they did , either in "The Blues Bros." , but , does the MOVIE still hold up ? Hell , yeah.   I nearly met Anger , once. He turned up , unannounced , at a screaning of the John Barrymore "Jekyll and Hyde". I tried to go over and say hello , as he was leaving , but, he was having a conversation with someone .

      Brian McMahon's book is due out in days. Look out for it.......

    • May 4, 2017 9:38 AM CDT
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      Eschillion Key cyberpunk novel by KB Updike Jr

      Eschillion Key

      The link provides free .pdf files of the book at no charge, clicking automatically downloads a .pdf

      This is a cyberpunk novel I wrote,

      fantasy, experimental poetry, time travel adventure on strange drugs.

       

    • May 13, 2017 3:01 PM CDT
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      Eschillion Key (above)

      Cyberpunk dark fantasy time travel adventure starring many protagonists, antagonists, and antiheroes.

      Introduction - relates plausibility of a kidnapping in explanation of Book 1 Section I,

      Section I, Killing Clocks - children with a magic pen capable of bending time adventure in a city of anarchy.

      Section II, Escape From Paradise - the antihero star of the story escapes a false utopian socialist society into false utopian anarchy. a drean sequence may explain what happened to the children in Section I.

      Section III, Killing Clocks - protagonists, antiheroes, and antagonists bump heads.

      Book 2

      The Fall - Chicken Bone Sawing,

      a failed blowjob joke built into hermaphroditic prose poetry.

      Hell - the Sugar Quest,

      serial killer disassociated tripping and adventure

      Abyss Crossing - the Value of Unique Experiences,

      religious dogma and unstable introverted art responses explored

      the End Times - the History of the Universe,

      adventuring in Chrystal City climaxes with Abel's Gospel.

    • May 21, 2017 10:55 PM CDT
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      The Fuzztone.  Rudi Protrudi's book is a great read.  Check it out!

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