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The Big Book Of Woe
The Big Book Of Woe
Price: 6.41

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for jaded music lovers, 25 Jan 2013
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Passion, knowledge, erudition and sheer bloody minded humanity are contained in this monster tome. It's a collection of Matt Ingram's various blog guises from over the years, including Woebot. This man knows his musical onions and I defy you to read any piece and not come away wanting to immediately hear and own (he's a keen advocate of payment to artists) at least 2 of the records described in each segment. Let a bit of Woebot into your life - you won't regret it.


Folk Archive: Contemporary Popular Art from the UK (Opus Projects)
Folk Archive: Contemporary Popular Art from the UK (Opus Projects)
by Jeremy Deller
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go outside and look again, 30 Jan 2010
The stuff your neighbours do may be so mad it's fascinating. Jeramy Deller and Alan Kane are largely interested in the stuff we do together on certain 'special days'. The people who do it don't call it art - they call it festival, carnival, St ?'s day. While gathering all this disparate stuff together Deller and Kane have made a beautiful book, but have also problematised a whole area of activity that had hitherto been untouched by the ravenous bourgeois art hounds. Oh well, great book!


The James Sallis Reader (The Point Blank Reader)
The James Sallis Reader (The Point Blank Reader)
by James Sallis
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars If I have to convince you to read James Sallis I can't be bothered, 30 Jan 2010
Read the Lew Griffin novels -Longlegged fly, Bluebottle etc etc, then read the Turner novels. Just read everything. If you don't 'get it' - read them again. Just a brilliant writer - humane, funny, playful,brutal, vicious - all shot through with beautiful sadness. I guess this book could act as an intro or as an enlargement to one's knowledge - either way I don't think you can have too much Sallis.


The Wire Primers: A Guide to Modern Music
The Wire Primers: A Guide to Modern Music
by Rob Young
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.34

11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wire primers - I read it and what I thought, 30 Jan 2010
You could quibble with their choices, but there's enough here to send you scurrying off to old record shops (ask a grown up to explain) or to the reissue section of your favourite on-line retailer. It pretty much does what it says on the tin. At worst it will act as a bluffer's guide to protect you against experimental muso bores.


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