now if I could just turn off the computer and take time to read

As I mentioned earlier I was going used book shopping in W-S. Turned out to be a good trip. Five books of poetry, one dog related ephemera item (I collect the stuff especially if printed before 1960) and four music CDs.

‘Obscenities’, Michael Casey (collection of poems about a soldier’s experience in the Army and Vietnam)
‘Healing Song for the Inner Ear’, Michael S. Harper (I learned about him via Bill Moyers book about poets -‘The Language of Life’)
‘The Dead Lecturer’, LeRoi Jones (I’ve previously read his poems and non-fiction. Later changed his name to Imanu Amiri Baraka)
‘The Secret Meaning of Things’, Lawrence Ferlinghetti (‘beat’ poet)
‘Scenes From A Second Adolescence’, Gerald Locklin (couldn’t resist the title)

Both Harper and Jones have written about jazz, a subject I find appealing, either in their poetry or non-fiction. Ferlinghetti’s work as a ‘beat’ also has ties to jazz. The four CDs were definitely not jazz-
The Chemical Brothers: Surrender
Fatboy Slim: Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars
Prodigy: Music for the Jilted Generation
Wendy (Walter) Carlos: Switched-On Bach (I’ve own this on vinyl and thought it was time to get re-acquainted)


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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One Response to now if I could just turn off the computer and take time to read

  1. Anonymous says:

    where are the romance novels?

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