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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:36 pm 
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'Twenty' - Cameron Crowe

A Pearl Jam retrospective. Pretty good, lots of pics.
Throws some much-needed light on the middle years.
Maybe I'll get the bluray to go with it.
Any Pearl Jam fans out there?

I'm not an uber fan, but I like their music and have all their albums. Vitalogy is one of the soundtracks to my junior high years. I really liked the movie 20 as well.


Well. I've just ordered the blu ray, on your recommendation. :)


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Well. I've just ordered the blu ray, on your recommendation. :)

Nice!


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Just finished Paul Stanley's book. It was a pretty good read.

My son got me Zappa The Hard Way and Freak Out! My Life With Frank Zappa for Father's Day. I just started Zappa The Hard Way this morning.


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Pre-reading for the fall semester; cut 'em up so they're small and lightweight; interesting stuff in database modeling of things in the world. Hundred and eighty-eight bucks for sloppy-seconds though, sheeze...

Only 4 classes to go.

Dr. Solar was always a favorite of mine. I'd heard rumors about these three Whitman releases a few decades ago, after the Gold Keys ended, but just found them about a week ago.

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Just finished Murakami's After Dark and the libretto for Victory Over The Sun, and am now making my way through a book on Hiroshima. Inbetween I still inch my way through 100 Years Solitude, which is hard to read since most of the pages are loose. And it smells terrible, that copy.

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Just finished Lucky You and now Basket Case, both by Carl Hiaasen.

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tiboudre wrote:
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Well. I've just ordered the blu ray, on your recommendation. :)

Nice!



It's great!

Enjoyed it. Learned a bit.

Nice one!


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Hey Kapt, if you like Hiaasen give Dave Barry - Big Trouble a go. Fun read too. Hiaasen is also a huge fan of John D. McDonald, one of the finest pulp fiction writers out there, with Florida being his favorite stomping ground.

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Hey Kapt, if you like Hiaasen give Dave Barry - Big Trouble a go. Fun read too. Hiaasen is also a huge fan of John D. McDonald, one of the finest pulp fiction writers out there, with Florida being his favorite stomping ground.

Thanks Sam You Is, I've run outta of Hiaasen to read and have been looking for someone new that's in the same hilarious vein. 8) :D

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Dave Barry's pretty funny. I think this was his first maybe only novel. John D McDonald tended to be darker, more traditional film noir pulp fiction, to blender a metaphor or phive. He did a long running series with his hero, Travis McGee, but also many stand alone novels. He did the original story that Cape Fear was very loosely based on. You get a real flavour of the old Florida or the 40's-60's along with his disgust at what humans were doing to it in the name of greed. Hiaasen was a huge fan, like I said, but so was Spider Robinson, a very cool scifi writer.

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Good to know, next time I'm downtown at The Advid Reader I'll at least be armed with some authors names to check out. Thanks man! 8)

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Finished Solitude yesterday and can now fully focus on Hiroshima. The name Hiroshima means "wide island".

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Finished Solitude yesterday and can now fully focus on Hiroshima. The name Hiroshima means "wide island".

Hiroshima girls make the rockin' world go 'round. :wink: :mrgreen:

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A little fluffy, but nice to see his mind and wit was still sharp in his 80's.

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Sam I Am wrote:
Dave Barry's pretty funny. I think this was his first maybe only novel. John D McDonald tended to be darker, more traditional film noir pulp fiction, to blender a metaphor or phive. He did a long running series with his hero, Travis McGee, but also many stand alone novels. He did the original story that Cape Fear was very loosely based on. You get a real flavour of the old Florida or the 40's-60's along with his disgust at what humans were doing to it in the name of greed. Hiaasen was a huge fan, like I said, but so was Spider Robinson, a very cool scifi writer.


I second the call for the Travis McGee series, Kiirk.
I've bought a couple of threefers off the kindle store because the originals are harder to come by. Despite being almost 'vintage' the writing and subject matter are pretty tasty.


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Funnily enough, if you put 'Travis McGee' into the Amazon search engine you get details, with a picture, of an overweight dude sat on his porch, who is a writer of gay erotica and fantasy.

Don't get the two Travis McGees mixed up!!!!

One's a tough bastard who solves crimes and sleeps with hot chicks. The other doesn't.


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Gay erotica and excremental science fiction too apparently... :shock:

Good to know.

The real Travis McGee, so to speak, is strictly a fabrication of MacDonalds.
For a time there was even a brass plaque celebrating him installed at slip F-18 at Bahia Mar Marina, the parking spot of his houseboat the Busted Flush was parked but it disappeared when the marina was bought and overhauled.

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A little fluffy, but nice to see his mind and wit was still sharp in his 80's.


You're right about the fluffiness. I read it 2 years ago on holiday on a lilo in a swimming pool. Even with 2 glasses of wine in me, I found it a bit superficial. Still, he was a great actor and probably wrote most of it himself.

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Stephen King - Full Dark, No Stars.

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Inched my way through that Hiroshima book. Yesterday I made good progress in the train. Today I reached the bomb effects part; put it away after three pages. Brrrrrrrrrrr....

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Reading - For Nobody's Eyes Only by Nick Redfern

It deals not with the documents found concerning great conspiracy theories i.e. Roswell Crash, JFK assassination, major UFO events...etc... But documents missing.

In other words some of these events regardless of what they were, even some mundane thing, created so much buzz, there would be volumes of related documents. Some of these documents would merely document the day to day activities around the said event.

A lot of stuff is missing and it is ridiculous what they can’t find, sometimes whole massive reports are mentioned in some other document, but when that document is sought out it is as if it never existed.

I just started reading the book and as an American I am already outraged at how dumb they think we are… :idea:


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I finished these two fellas a little while ago...

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