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Ugh, hate these lists, so: this summer have been loving Kamel
Dauod's The Meursault Investigation, Mathias Énard's Street of
Thieves, Patricia Galvao's Industrial Park, Elena Ferrante,
Elfriede Jelinek, Guillermo Rosales, as well as amazing new books
by Bhanu Kapil, Mercedes Eng, Anne Boyer & Cecily Nicholson.
The new Ta-Neshi Coates book, without question, damn. Which sent me
back to black nationalism, Baraka, histories of free jazz, which
has in turn sent me back to the CD shelf for 60s-era post-bop &
faves like Abdullah Ibrahim, Archie Shepp, Andrew Hill...
Fave art exhibits of summer were Radical Presence @ Yerba Buena
& the Young Lords show @ the Bronx Museum. A retro of the Zero
movement in Amsterdam was good too, as well as a Berlin show on
post-war architecture and design. Oh and MOMA's show on Midcentury
Latin American architecture, too.
I keep playing the same 3 songs by Stew & The Negro Problem and
a couple Esperanza Spaulding jams. Desert island, tho: PJ Harvey,
the Stooges 1st or 2nd album, Coltrane's Love Supreme, Miles' Kind
of Blue, Mingus Ah Um, maybe the 1st MeShell Ndegeocello album,
then something hella mellow/folksy, hm, Joan Armatrading? Neil
Young? Wait, what am I doing on an island?