A couple of weeks ago I spent some hours checking out tons of
albums on special offer and I ended up getting altogether too many
of them. Some of my latest hottest acquisitions (damn, I actually
had to look up how to spell that correctly ... *blushes*):
Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart (listening to that right now, some
really cool songs on that)
Death In Vegas - Milk It
Guaia Guaia - Eine Revolution ist viel zu wenig (loving those guys,
they go together so well)
MS MR - Secondhand Rapture
Public Service Broadcasting - Inform-Educate-Entertain
Shaka Ponk - The Geeks and the Jerkin Socks (What an awesome
Slut - Nothing Will Go Wrong (Love one song esspecially on that
The Stanfields - Death & Taxes (Nothing special, but
*edit: Yes, definitely The Stanfields. Listening to their album 'up
and down', as the Germans would say. Good stuff, and great for
writing - like writing EVEN MORE crap into this profile)
Young Rebel Set - Crocodile (Not as good as their last one, but
still nice ...)
Katzenjammer - A Kiss Before You Go & Le Pop (Liking A Kiss ...
even better, but both of them are great.)
Yeah, like I said, bit of a shopping spree really ...
Seriously, does anybody even read this part on any profile? I tend
to fall asleep when I hit this type of listing, and only wake up
once we reach 'The six things I could never do without' ...
But I'm a sucker for completeness, so here it goes.*
Recently I started to read Don Winslow - was recommended to me by
someone from here, and I think I'm in love.
Have only read the first one (got a few used ones from Abebooks),
which is 'The Winter of Frankie Machine', but it's a really cool
book, and I'm looking forward to reading the other ones I
Also started on two German thriller guys (this is more for
educational value than for pleasure), and it's kinda hard to see
why they are bestellers.
Not sure how much of their stuff I can stomach.
Gonna try out Charlie Huston soon - what I've read about him, he
sounds fantastic. Books are still underway, though ... ***
The Dragonbone Chair, Death Proof
, the band Dover
and yoghurt of all
So, that was every angle covered, no?
Edit: Dam, I missed that the system was looking for plurals of the
above stuff. Gnarf!
Okay, here is more: System of a Down, John Irving (only the early
books, not the crap he wrote later on), Le
fabuleux destin de Amélie Poulain
(the film, don't know the
[the band, not the letter], Ennio Morricone, Pulp Fiction
[the film, not the literary genre], Reservoir Dogs [the film, not
actual animals], Pizza, Avocado (mashed and on bread!), Guts Pie
Earshot, Kosheen, Inspector Morse (the books, not the films), The
Lord of the Rings (the books AND the films), The Crow (the comic -
but I guess the film isn't half-bad, either - pity he had to die
while doing it, but it's impressive that they managed to finish it
nevertheless), Llanfeust of Troy, The Kills (NOT the Killers - even
though they can be, on a good day, okayish, too), Prinzessinnenbad,
(Uncut, please ... - and PLEASE make that pile
of trash of a follow-up go away - that was a seriously bad sequel),
bruschetta, liquorice (which is supposedly good for the heart),
Little Lilly Allen, Butchers & Builders, Poe (the singer, not
the writer), Poe (the writer, not the singer), I adore Neill
Stephenson, even though I didn't manage to finish some of his
books, Mumford & Sons, Richard Stark
's Parker, Payback
Oh, and I love Iain
- in fact all his books I have read so far.
Newest addition: Die Antwoord
Man, this is one of the coolest things that has happened to this
planet in a couple of years. Absolutely, amazingly awesome.
Just started reading Minette Walters
. Gods, she's
good. Inspiring. Just so incredibly complex and dense - fast-paced.
Gotta get more books by her - just as well she's written a couple
Recently**, my local library was giving away books. So I took a
whole lot of Sue
books with me - six or so of the Kinsey Millhone
series. Wow, they're cool. Love the tone, even though there are
some minor flaws in it, which, once you notice them, are kinda hard
to ignore. Examples, I hear you say? Well, for once, she's really
fond of starting her sentences with the same word. I once counted
six or seven sentences one after the other starting with 'I' or
Try to ignore THAT once it has crept in your brain.
But still - good reads. What is annoying, though: I got A, B, C and
then H, N and some other letter I don't remember (I CAN do the
alphabet, thank you very much, that's not it - she does all her
books in chronological order going all the way through the alphabet
...) - so now, after having finished C, I have to start on H.
Anybody have any unwanted Sue Grafton books flying about?
Bring them to my local library, will ya?
But not: A, B, C, H, N and some other letter I don't remember. I've
already got those. But you knew that already, didn't you?
*That disclaimer about the nonsensical nature of this part was
introduced much later (thank God for that 'Edit'-button) because it
only hit me recently, how boring that section frequently is. So, if
I bored you with mine, don't blame me.
It wasn't me.
It was the web design that forced me.
Now go and sue somebody else.
** 'Recently', is of course, not so recent anymore. It was,
however, 'recent' when I wrote it in here. Which isn't SO recent
God, 'recent' feels really strange in my head. Recent. Looses all
contours, all shape. What kind of a word is that?
Anyway, all I'm saying is: Don't get hung up on time phrases in
I'm old, like benevolent-old-man-old [or, in some cases,
grumpy-old-man-old****], so everything in this profile is like an
annulus in a tree (btw. that is a growth-ring - I had to look it
up, so I don't know how common a word it is; but since I like it,
and it sounds kinda dirty (sexually dirty), I used that word and
put in a long-winded explanation, rather than the short word with
which I STARTED the explanantion without the explanation. I tend to
be like that ...)
*** I should have really put that part at the bottom, seen as it
was the most 'recent', but I didn't. Probably got confused.
Or couldn't be arsed.
The relationship I have with my profile: 'It's complicated'.
To say the least.
**** I mean, for God's sake, I have SIGNS on my lawn! Grumpy ones,
too. What does that tell you about my (mental) age?