Thursday, May 21, 2015

Review of Books:

Strange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo, and PygmiesStrange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo, and Pygmies by Stewart Copeland

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stewart Copeland is a great insider into what it is to be a musician.  He goes deep into his psycho-babel hum drum thoughts ; I finally (partially) understood my friend Perry's addiction to playing the drums. Stewart Copeland does a fine job of reading his book.   The sound production, including tunes by Copeland, added spice and a bit of fun to the book. All in all a great listen.

Recommended Movie:
Beware Mr. Baker

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Review of Books

The Savage DetectivesThe Savage Detectives by Roberto BolaƱo

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The book's many voices serve as an illustration of Octavio Paz's fusion of the microcosm to the macrocosm. Incarnation of Images.See Notes from Conjunctions and Disjunctions.  It shows the power of poetry, art in a world that is stuck between the mythic and modern, between success and disaster, between voice and one duck tapped and the screams are muffled.  An incredible literary journey.

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