Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Playing the dating game with books and songs

Summer is attacking LA with every flaming hot blowtorch it can find, and The Content is fighting back by boycotting all physical activity. Yep - nothing but concert attendance, and reading on the couch. Join us in this war against the evil heat, by staying inside and reading from the Rewriteable Content Book List. Since this is a music site, I decided to spice up the list by pairing an appropriate song to each book. While some tracks are meant to enhance your reading experience, other pairings solely share a theme or mood that transcend their respective mediums. Enjoy!

Libra by Don Delillo

[mp3] Mogwai - Friend of the Night

Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

[mp3] MF Doom - Doomsday

Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk

[mp3] Lightning Bolt - Assassins

Watchmen by Alan Moore

[mp3] The Clash - Straight To Hell (live)

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

[mp3] William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops IV 1.2

Fear and Loathing in America by Hunter S. Thompson

[mp3] Modest Mouse - Trucker's Atlas

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Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

It seems if I knew the book, I didn't know the song and vice versa. I've got some listening and some reading to do.

7:38 PM  
Anonymous dan said...

wouldnt "Walking in the rain" by the prisonaires or something by dylan or mingus be a more suitable choice for fortress of solitude?

12:44 PM  
Blogger BWH999 said...

Operation Doomsday just gives me such a Brookyln feel, and I really enjoyed that element of the book. It was tough to just pick a specific direction, so I appreciate other suggestions! Thanks.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous guile said...

the corrections.. i love that book :)..

10:40 PM  
Blogger Cassandra3383 said...

cool! The guy i'm dating right now over at webdate*com recommended watchmen...classic!

11:40 PM  

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