Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Winter Books and Songs

Last time I collected a book/song list it was during the dead heat of summer, when going outside meant evaporating into the concrete. Now it is winter, and a blustery chill has finally descended upon LA (in the evenings at least). Therefore, RC recommends staying out of the cold (especially if you are reading this on the east coast), snuggling into a soft couch, and reading some dark, cynical literature.

Crime and Punishment








[mp3]
The Black Lips -
Gentle Violence










Catch 22









[mp3]
Modest Mouse - Exit Does Not Exist









Mao II






[mp3] We Are Wolves -
T.R.O.U.B.L.E.











Slaughterhouse Five








[mp3] Prodigy - Firestarter








East of Eden









[mp3]Annuals - Brother









League of Extraordinary Gentlemen







[mp3] Swan Lake - The Freedom


11 Comments:

Blogger Will said...

Whose reading East of Eden? That happens to be one of my all-time favorites. I confess to not knowing the Annuals song, so I shall give it a spin, and maybe re-read the Steinbeck sometime soon.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Arpit Mehta said...

Having only read Crime & Punishment, I can totally see how it's a winter book (though very dark at times and with one of the most depressing endings I've read), but what the heck is Firestarter doing on there? That's the randomest winter song of the ones you've posted :p

And DFTB is cool. Btw, you coming to the show tonight?

10:17 AM  
Blogger BWH999 said...

Will - This is my list. I finished East of Eden a few weeks back (had picked it up several times, but just never got through it), and it's definitely in my top five. The Annuals are great, so check them out.

Arpit - The whole book/song coupling has to do with mutual themes. Slaughterhouse Five is about the firebombing of Dresden - thus Firestarter.

I should be coming to the show tonight.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Arpit Mehta said...

Ah gotcha - I was wondering how the theme of Firestarter matched up with winter. Maybe I ought to read the book :p

Cool - see ya tonight then!

11:43 AM  
Blogger BWH999 said...

"Firestarter" works with winter regardless. It's cold, start a fire. Plus it's a kickass song.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Arpit Mehta said...

Lol.. yeah, yeah, I guess it does. I just meant the tempo and sound of it - it's more a summer song when you wanna go expend energy - my winter playlist is all folksy stuff - stuff you can relax to by the fire you just started :)

4:31 PM  
Blogger Arpit Mehta said...

Hey bro - the review's up if you still wanted to link it.

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime and Punishment is one of the greatest works of literature ever written. Happy to see it on the list.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Carissa said...

Currently reading Crime and Punishment. So far, so good!

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