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Books, records and DVDs that enrich my life

"djfolkfinger"
 
The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
"Seldom has a writer said so much by writing so little.  Reading it is like skywatching and feeling wonderfully small."
Hell Among The Yearlings
Hell Among The Yearlings
"Dark, haunting and timeless. Gillian Welch and David Rawlings make music that ranks with the all-time greats."
A Confederacy of Dunces (Penguin Modern Classics)
A Confederacy of Dunces (Penguin Modern Classics)
"A comic masterpiece starring Ignatius J. Reilly, a behemoth who inhabits the moral high ground of his imagination and considers The Wizard Of Oz to be perverted filth."
Gris-Gris
Gris-Gris
"A distillation of New Orleans, African, Jazz and Blues music into a record that is utterly unique. Do not buy for Grandma, unless she is a voodoo priestess."
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
"This book stinks. High praise indeed."
Miles Davis & Gil Evans: THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA STUDIO RECORDINGS
Miles Davis & Gil Evans: THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA STUDIO RECORDINGS
"Not cheap, but neither is the music. These recordings rank amongst the towering achievements of 20th Century music."
The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes
The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes
"My blushes, Watson! Every one of the swollen-headed sleuth's escapades in one unputdownable volume. Fabulous stuff."
Doctor Who - The Talons Of Weng Chiang [1977] [DVD] [1963]
Doctor Who - The Talons Of Weng Chiang [1977] [DVD] [1963]
"The Doctor travels to Victorian London and delights in his intellectual superiority to a theatrical impressario, a Chinaman with glowing eyes and a Peking Homunculus. As you do."
Time
Time
"A stunning collection of the environmental artist's recent work. I lose myself in these wonderful images and pretend that Emin, Hirst et al don't exist."
Hamlet (The New Penguin Shakespeare)
Hamlet (The New Penguin Shakespeare)
"Cheer up old boy, things can't be that bad. Oh, they are. Oh well. Willy the Shake invents the teenager- brilliantly."
DANGEROUS
DANGEROUS
"The late, great comic at his blistering best. His passing is an absolute tragedy."
Exile On Main Street
Exile On Main Street
"The Stones decamp to Keef's house in France, make merry in the cellar and create a rock n' roll masterpiece. The Human Riff's most groovesome hour-and-a-bit."
Philip Larkin Collected Poems
Philip Larkin Collected Poems
"The complete works of Hull's finest... He might come across all Mr Magoo at times, but his best poems are startling, honest and beautiful."
Mose Allison Sings and Plays
Mose Allison Sings and Plays
"A fantastic collection of the idiosyncratic singer and pianist's music."
Led Zeppelin [DVD](2003)
Led Zeppelin [DVD](2003)
"Just the DVD to watch in a cottage in rural Wales or in the hallowed halls of Valhalla. Rock on, Percy."
The Rattle Bag: An Anthology of Poetry
The Rattle Bag: An Anthology of Poetry
"A remarkable poetry collection that is perfect for dipping in and out of... highly reccomended."
Moments From This Theatre
Moments From This Theatre
"The southern soul duo in concert... stripped-down lyrical and musical perfection."
Cannery Row (Penguin Modern Classics)
Cannery Row (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Steinbeck's deep humanity was never more heartfelt and appealing than in this wonderful book. We hang with the hobos, drunks and misfits of Cannery Row, and revel in their love of life."
The Sound of the City: New Orleans
The Sound of the City: New Orleans
"Esteemed DJ Charlie Gillett does us all a favour and pulls together the fonkiest music to come out of the Crescent City... a real treat."
Casablanca [1942] [DVD]
Casablanca [1942] [DVD]
"The greatest movie ever made? I'll be playing it again, that's for sure (Ouch!)"
The Whispering Years
The Whispering Years
"A very entertaining autobiography from the legendary DJ and OGWT presenter."
SHOOT OUT THE LIGHTS
SHOOT OUT THE LIGHTS
"One of the greatest records ever made- RT is a national treasure, even if he does wear a beret!"
Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (Jumbo)
Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (Jumbo)
"Although I don't own this book, it has to be the most beautiful I've ever seen. Go to a bookshop and take a look- one man's life's work, and it's staggering."
North by Northwest [DVD] [1959]
North by Northwest [DVD] [1959]
"Hitchcock's artistry at its peak. Every frame is a visual feast to be enjoyed over and over again."
Koyaanisqatsi/ Powaqqatsi [DVD]
Koyaanisqatsi/ Powaqqatsi [DVD]
"You'll never feel like going to work again after watching this mind-melting visual collage of the wonders of nature and the suffocation of urban living."