What's Up by Eric Nielsen 7.12.07
People ask, so here it is.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (I can't get enough of this author after reading The Road. He's the modern Faulkner or Hemingway. Stunning read. Modern Zen existentialist.)
All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy
The Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
A Long Way Gone by former child soldier Ishmael Beah (fucking mind blowing, read about kids, guns, drugs, loss, redemption and alienation in Sierra Leon)
Zen and Japanese Culture by DT Suzuki (best explanation of Zen that I've ever read)
The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq (his Elementary Particles is one of the best books of the new millennium)
Titan - A Raining of Sun and Light And Love for You and You and You (Remember Yes when they amazed you?)
Ekranoplan - Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound (For me this is the definition of stoner rock)
The Vision of a Dying World - and The Grammar Lamb (from some of the nicest and hard working fellas in town)
Skygreen Leopards - Disciples of California (Can't put it down)
Earth - Hex or Printing in the Infernal Method
Polyphonic Spree - The Fragile Army (nowhere near as good as their previous and the silly Marilyn Manson black outfits with the red, white and blue album art is enough to turn anyone off. Gets better with subsequent listens)
SunnO))) - The Grim Robe Demos
Best Recent Show:
SunnO))) - By far the most moving and meditative experience in a room of sound of the year. I have never heard the Casbah louder.
Best Recent Blog and Newspaper Reads:
The new section in SD Citybeat - Homeless Person of the Week - These humans have more stories and balls than most and the stories with the faces create a small sense of humanity for these folk. (I'm biased. I worked for the Salvation Army for 2 years feeding 400 homeless folk a night at the Naval Hospital in Balboa Park. Troy, if you're reading this, I would like to write one for Slamm. Fund the fucking cold weather shelter SD)
CatDirtSez - For his excellent take on the immigration issue from a lawyerly perspective. Wake up America!
None - Any recommendations? I've seen all the shit, where's the goods?
More than half of the reality will do for me. Love Man Vs. Wild