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by booker
Fri May 26, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Since there's more to life than just music...
Replies: 52
Views: 5877

Like him. Read his first two books and will read his latest book of short stories when I have time. He's not everyone's taste, though. Eggers plays with linear narrative a bit and hops around. If you like that engagement, then he's fun to follow. But if you prefer conventional writers, Eggers may n...
by booker
Thu May 25, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Since there's more to life than just music...
Replies: 52
Views: 5877

What do y'all think of David Eggers?
by booker
Wed May 24, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Since there's more to life than just music...
Replies: 52
Views: 5877

I have indulged in some fantastic stuff lately: - Camden Joy, "The Last Rock Store; or Liz Phair, A Rant" -- My favorite of all these. - Christopher Moore, "Bloodsucking Fiends" -- His best that I've read so far. - Neil Gaiman, "Neverwhere" -- I like the guy better than...
by booker
Fri May 12, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Holy shit! Great White manager gets 4 years
Replies: 8
Views: 1379

Big Brother thinks it can create a perfect world by prosecuting as many people as possible. It can't. Shit happens. What he said. Re. Jake's last post about the fire extinguisher...it's a good point, but it seems like it's more of the club's responsibility. Isn't having an extinguisher part of fire...
by booker
Tue May 02, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: An analysis of 8,468 Fork reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Tom4 wrote:
Because it serves absolutely no purpose whatsoever, yet I'd bet many many hours were spent on it?


That, and I guess the fact that Pitchfork has been the subject of such research before.

http://www.altweeklies.com/gyrobase/AltWeeklies/Story?oid=oid%3A137035
by booker
Tue May 02, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: An analysis of 8,468 Fork reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 833

I'm not sure why, but there's something hysterical about that research.
by booker
Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: An open question to Rilo Kiley fans
Replies: 18
Views: 1537

Funny story: This was the last album I recommended to my ex-wife before we started not speaking to each other. Shit. Sorry you had to go through that. I guess this is where I differ from you and thinsafetypin, though. Bottom line for me, I love strings and studio tricks when I believe they're used ...
by booker
Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: An open question to Rilo Kiley fans
Replies: 18
Views: 1537

I thought 2004 was a particularly strong year for music. Just a few of my picks: Rilo Kiley—”More Adventurous” Brian Wilson—”SMiLE” Todd Snider—”East Nashville Skyline” Loretta Lynn—”Van Lear Rose” Joanna Newsom—”The Milk-Eyed Mender” Ryan Adams—”Love is Hell” U2—”How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” (w...
by booker
Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: An open question to Rilo Kiley fans
Replies: 18
Views: 1537

really? on those days, do you remember that Darkness on the Edge of Town , This Year's Model , Parallel Lines , More Songs About Buildings and Food , Van Halen , The Cars and All Mod Cons came out that year? Hey, I didn't say it was sane. On a normal day, I'm sure I'd vote Darkness as my favorite '...
by booker
Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: An open question to Rilo Kiley fans
Replies: 18
Views: 1537

Am I really reading that you're putting "More Adventurous" in the same category as fucking "Rubber Soul" and "Village Green"?! Yes. At least in my limited scope of reality. At best, "More Adventurous" is a fair-to-good pop rock album that will, in 10-15 years...

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