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freshbakedpi
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« Reply #175 on: May 20, 2005, 08:04:40 PM »

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and carley--that is pretty awful. are you gonna get a fake tooth implant?


Heck yes! And it will be TITANIUM! (but I wont have it for another 6 months after the reconstructive surgery to rebuild my tooth sockets in July... until then, call me "Daisy")

So! After the third time seeing XIU XIU mentioned here I finally looked them up and downloaded "I Broke Up." I am so confused. Is this XIU XIU code for Operation Remix Morrisy, Love Angsty Gorrilla?
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moneyshot
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« Reply #176 on: May 21, 2005, 02:04:54 PM »

nicholson baker:

fermata - awesome and hot hot hot!
vox - witty and hot sexified hot
mezzanine - intricate and uh, lots of footnotes
u and i - "updike is king. i shall immortalize him in my own way."

lucky for me, there are like four or five newer baker books that i have yet to read. has anyone read his recent stuff and can reccommend anything?  the one about the assassination plot sounds interesting.
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moneyshot
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« Reply #177 on: May 21, 2005, 02:08:00 PM »

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Quote from: "Andrew_TSKS"

and carley--that is pretty awful. are you gonna get a fake tooth implant?


Heck yes! And it will be TITANIUM! (but I wont have it for another 6 months after the reconstructive surgery to rebuild my tooth sockets in July... until then, call me "Daisy")

So! After the third time seeing XIU XIU mentioned here I finally looked them up and downloaded "I Broke Up." I am so confused. Is this XIU XIU code for Operation Remix Morrisy, Love Angsty Gorrilla?


i suggest you keep downloading tracks until you are no longer confused. it will probabaly happen around #26 which will either be "support Our Troops" or "Bog People"
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somersaulter
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« Reply #178 on: May 21, 2005, 02:53:43 PM »

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nicholson baker:

fermata - awesome and hot hot hot!
vox - witty and hot sexified hot


Fermata!  Jesus! That is a ridiculously hot book. The most funny and deliciously written porn i've ever stumbled across. I'm pleased to see a discussion about it since it should be way more widely read...I picked it up in a second hand shop and used to read it on the train to work, feeling like the shiftiest person ever  Very Happy  I haven't read Vox but judging by your description i'll check it out too. Fermata's the only Nicholson Baker i've read though so i cannae help ya with the rest, sorry.
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nati1107
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« Reply #179 on: May 21, 2005, 03:49:43 PM »

mmm... maybe this is too much info.  but once a boy read vox to me.  like outloud and stuff.
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #180 on: May 21, 2005, 03:49:58 PM »

i read vox first and liked it a good bit better than fermata. fermata was hot, but i was actually kinda bothered by the creepy/invasive behavior of the protagonist. baker did a good job of addressing that within the book, and i thought it was believable the way the guy rationalized it to himself, and explained it to other people. like to some extent he knew it was wrong, but then again he wasn't gonna stop doing it, and knew he could do far worse, and etc. that seemed really human to me. nonetheless, it upset me at points. also, i found some of the sex talk laugh-out-loud funny, simply because of how over the top it was. and finally, i gotta say... a lot of the stuff he did when meeting/attempting to seduce women seemed like things that would never work in real life. part of that might be my worldview; i tend to look at even saying hi to a woman i don't know but find attractive as something that could be seen as creepy, so i never even do THAT, let alone anything even APPROACHING some of the stuff the protagonist of the fermata does... and gets away with! it blew my mind.

but that sounds like i didn't like the book, and for the most part i really did. i just didn't think it was as good as "the mezzanine" and "vox", both of which i absolutely loved. i'm thinking i'm gonna get "checkpoint" next--i admit that i'm drawn by the controversy.
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somersaulter
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« Reply #181 on: May 21, 2005, 04:00:44 PM »

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a lot of the stuff he did when meeting/attempting to seduce women seemed like things that would never work in real life. part of that might be my worldview; i tend to look at even saying hi to a woman i don't know but find attractive as something that could be seen as creepy...but that sounds like i didn't like the book, and for the most part i really did. i just didn't think it was as good as "the mezzanine" and "vox", both of which i absolutely loved. i'm thinking i'm gonna get "checkpoint" next--i admit that i'm drawn by the controversy.


Well i'll definitely read the other two then. Thanks. And yeah, as a girl, i definitely found bits of fermata very discomforting. But the reason why i loved it was because i love getting into other people's minds - if something keeps me intrigued, i'll read it, and try to soak it up just as someone else's perspective on life. By the way, have you read don delillo's white noise? it's brilliant. Have no idea why i just mentioned that.

As to saying hi to a girl you don't know and worrying it might be seen as creepy, if there's enough eye contact and a smile or two going on between you, i hope you'd go for it and say hello?! just last night at a gig me and this guy couldn't ignore each other, and were smiling at each other and totally aware of each other...he seemed lovely... but because i can get paralysingly shyer than shy, and he clearly was too, neither of us made a move. D'oh! If he did he wouldn't have been creepy! Unless his opening gambit was a filthy quote from Fermata... :wink:
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #182 on: May 21, 2005, 04:29:17 PM »

Describe to me the sort of man you find attractive, and I'll do my best to affect the demeanor of that type of man.
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Ignatius
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« Reply #183 on: May 21, 2005, 05:50:42 PM »

Name: Brian Ignatius Loyola Michael Burke
Age: 20
Three Bands you like: Microphones.. Wedding Present..  Modern Lovers
Favorite movie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Favorite book: Paradise Lost
Favorite comic strip: Family Circus.  It just gets weirder and weirder.
Which goonie would you want to share a studio apartment with? Whatever Short Round's name was..  Think of the crazy devices he'd come up with to like, open the refrigerator...  And I'd probably never have to brush my own teeth again...
Skills/hobbies: I'm a really good cashier and checkout boy.. at least I was.  I like to play..  I like reading, and video games.
Skillls/hobbies you wish you had: Miniature lightning bolts out of fingertips.
Last CD you downloaded: I dunno.. That was a while ago.  Probably Ted Leo/RX's Hearts of Oak, cuz I left my real one in a rental car.
Was it good? I sure say so, heck yeah.
Favorite poem: Meditations in an Emergency
Best popsicle flavor: uhh.. red.. do they have a pink one? that would probably be better, unless it was pink lemonade or something dumb like that.
Favorite instrument: No skill except in bass..  I like the gamelan instruments that get to play the filling-in parts though.. like, the big box metallophone one with the suspended pieces.. can't remember what's called, sorry.  
Favorite word: goblin.
Favorite word for kiss: Don't know, not kiss though..  And definitely not smooch.
Picture: Don't have any.  Needless to say my face is wonderful-looking..  If you think pockmarked hairy marshmallows are wonderful.
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #184 on: May 21, 2005, 08:00:28 PM »

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And yeah, as a girl, i definitely found bits of fermata very discomforting. But the reason why i loved it was because i love getting into other people's minds - if something keeps me intrigued, i'll read it, and try to soak it up just as someone else's perspective on life. By the way, have you read don delillo's white noise? it's brilliant. Have no idea why i just mentioned that.

As to saying hi to a girl you don't know and worrying it might be seen as creepy, if there's enough eye contact and a smile or two going on between you, i hope you'd go for it and say hello?! just last night at a gig me and this guy couldn't ignore each other, and were smiling at each other and totally aware of each other...he seemed lovely... but because i can get paralysingly shyer than shy, and he clearly was too, neither of us made a move. D'oh! If he did he wouldn't have been creepy! Unless his opening gambit was a filthy quote from Fermata... :wink:



i have NOT read white noise. i tried to read underworld a couple years ago and didn't get too far into it. i liked the opening bit, with the baseball game, then it lost me. but that's the only delillo i've checked out. that said, i want to read white noise, and will eventually.

as to talking to girls--i'd hope i'd go for it too, but i know that a lot of times i totally don't. sounds like you and i are in the same boat with being shy. oh well.
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moneyshot
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« Reply #185 on: May 21, 2005, 11:37:26 PM »

delillo is smokin

white noise, underworld, the names, and libra were all above average, with underworld being like one of the best books i have ever read.  give it a second chance andrew because the payoff is worth the few instances of boringness.

anyone read jonathan franzen? i read corrections and the 27th city and they each floored me. that guy needs to write more.
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #186 on: May 22, 2005, 03:13:32 AM »

you haven't read strong motion yet, i take it. i haven't read 27th city, but i have read strong motion, and you should go get it asap. and hey, while you're at it, get the essay collection how to be alone. the first essay, about his father's alzheimers, is incredibly enlightening where the real-life roots of the corrections are concerned. and the last essay is his side of the oprah story, which put me totally on his side (though i like stephen king too, so i'm sorta bummed that they fought over that stuff).

but yeah, franzen is fucking GREAT. STELLAR. he needs to put out a new novel on the 15th of next month, when i'll have enough disposable income to run right out and buy it. (i know, i know... not gonna happen.)
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Greg Nog
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« Reply #187 on: May 22, 2005, 08:59:21 AM »

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anyone read jonathan franzen? i read corrections and the 27th city and they each floored me. that guy needs to write more.


I just finished The Corrections.  It was good and all, but I'm not exactly sure why it's been as super-hyped as it's been.  Eh.  It's no Virginia Woolf, that's all I know.

And yeah, White Noise rules like Charlemagne.  A friend of mine gave it a moderately-good review, but said, "The first half of the book is pretty much FLAWLESS."  She was right.  It starts to wander a wee bit in the second half, but the beginning is one of the best depictions of modern consumerism that I've ever read.
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another max
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« Reply #188 on: May 22, 2005, 01:07:21 PM »

I thought Corrections was bad ass.  Have you ever read his essay collection, 'How to Be Alone'?  Also worth your time.

White noise I kind of didn't like for the first half, but I really liked the second half.  I don't know, I think I am too young to appreciate postmodernism correctly.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #189 on: May 22, 2005, 03:17:07 PM »

If you like Frazen, you'd probably like Bret Ellis. He's got a new book due in August, I think.
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Throoper
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« Reply #190 on: May 22, 2005, 04:03:33 PM »

Name: Zachary Throop (pronounced without 'h', ala thomas. so it's a made up name. not made up by me, but made up nonetheless)
Age: 20
Three Bands you like: the Dismemberment Plan, Jens Lekman (have you guys heard the maple leaves ep? holy crap), and Ted Leo is coming to town soon. Talk about a dancing show!
Favorite movie: Rushmore
Favorite book: Jesus' Son
Favorite comic strip: Cavin and Hobbes, or Conversation #1, with James Kochalka and Craig Thompson, if we'll count that as a 'strip.'
Which goonie would you want to share a studio apartment with? Sloth, hands down. 'Hey you guys!' never gets old. Never.
Skills/hobbies: I'm told I make a good mix tape. Oh, and dancing. Dancing, Dancing, Dancing. And a tutor at St John's called me 'charming' in a don rag. Which was pretty umm interesting. Max might understand.
Sillls/hobbies you wish you had: Running faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a steaming locamotive, etc, etc.
Last CD you bought: Horace Sliver, 'Song for My Father.'
Was it good? umm it still is.
Favorite poem: There's a Seamus Heany poem about driving on highways in..France? I don't know the name and I'm not sure of the actual geography. But I really like it.
Best popsicle flavor: anything of the tropicana variety. Grape, maybe?
Favorite instrument: Baritone Guitar, but not by itself.
Favorite word: Obsequious
Favorite word for kiss: I saw a performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch here in Atlanta a few years back. Whenever a cell phone would go off, Hedwig would find out whose it was and answer it. I quote her/him. "Oh, I'm sorry, he can't answer the phone right now, because HIS FACE IS IN MY MOUTH." Not so much a romantic kind of kiss. But Hi-Larious.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #191 on: May 22, 2005, 04:08:27 PM »

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Three Bands you like: the Dismemberment Plan, Jens Lekman (have you guys heard the maple leaves ep? holy crap)


Fuckin A. I've not heard the EP, but I've got When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog... and it's excellent.
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Throoper
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« Reply #192 on: May 22, 2005, 04:37:17 PM »

Well, it's four sample based pop songs. similar to When I Said I Wanted....but the title track features the lines 'She said it was all make believe, but I thought she said maple leaves.' This, in my humble opinion, destroys most other songs in the world. There's plenty more to the song and the rest of the EP, but, yeah, I love that guy.
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Lucy
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« Reply #193 on: May 22, 2005, 09:25:57 PM »

Name: Lucia. Lucy works just as well.
Age: 20
Three Bands you like: MIA, the Pogues, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (three bands/artists isn't even fair. sulk.)
Favorite movie: Garden State, Lilo and Stitch, All the President's Men, Notorious, Bend it Like Beckham...erm, I rarely watch movies.
Favorite book: Catch-22 - Joseph Heller, Last Days of Summer - Steve Kluger, Fargo Rock City/Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs - Chuck Klosterman, Ain't No Makin' It - Jay Macleod
Favorite comic strip: get your war on
Which goonie would you want to share a studio apartment with? i love the goonies, but i'm gonna pass
Skills/hobbies: skills are dubious, but i love listening to/reading about music, contra dancing, softball, and building really bad sand castles.
Sillls/hobbies you wish you had: i wish i could sing and play the guitar. i'd love to be able to knit and sew, and perhaps someday i'll learn, but i'm still traumatized by life-skills in middle school. (hint: i had none). and i think learning teleportation would be very cool AND convenient.
Last CD you bought: diplo - florida
Was it good? bought it this morning, haven't heard it yet because i haven't stopped listening to old crow medicine show, which i bought yesterday. i kind of went on a cd-buying binge this weekend...
Favorite poem: honestly, not sure
Best popsicle flavor: strawberry, if its real fruit. if it isnt, then tie between grape and cherry
Favorite instrument: slide guitar, the fiddle and the dobro. for all my diverse genre-love, i guess i'm an alt-country/americana girl at heart.
Favorite word: i forget.
Favorite word for kiss: kiss. or mack, if discussed in semi-jest
Picture:
(I'm on the right)
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WhereTheSlimeLive
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« Reply #194 on: May 22, 2005, 09:37:09 PM »

^
Holy cow.  I know you, sort of, You work at Newbury Comics in Bellingham, and I'm there at least once a week.  Weirded out!
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Lucy
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« Reply #195 on: May 22, 2005, 09:40:02 PM »

haha i totally do. you definitely looked familiar in your hawaii picture.
...and that would be why!
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WhereTheSlimeLive
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« Reply #196 on: May 22, 2005, 09:44:25 PM »

There's going to be an awkward moment the next time we see each other there.
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Lucy
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« Reply #197 on: May 22, 2005, 09:50:17 PM »

haha, maybe. just say hi, you dork Razz
*grin*
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« Reply #198 on: May 22, 2005, 11:29:47 PM »

Soon, us MA-dwelling LPTJers will take over.
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Lucy
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« Reply #199 on: May 22, 2005, 11:40:52 PM »

mmmm, critical mass! *rubs hands together*

...pun totally unintentional.
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