Music and Books That Deserve to be Buried in Your Bunker of Love

….Landmark recordings, including some that changed everything for me:

Terry Riley: Rainbow in Curved Air

Steve Reich: Music for Twelve Musicians

The Beatles: Meet the Beatles / The Beatles’ Second Album

Soft Machine: Soft Machine / Volume Two / Third / Fourth

Laura Nyro: Eli and the Thirteenth Confession

Magma: Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh

Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced?

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme

Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain

Imogen Heap: Speak for Yourself / Frou Frou

Astor Piazzolla: Tango Zero Hour / La Camorra

Joni Mitchell: Hejira

Bebel Gilberto: Tanto Tempo / Bebel Gilberto

 

…Books that absolutely killed me:

Thomas Pynchon: V / Gravity’s Rainbow

Ann Patchet: The Magician’s Assistant

Don Delillo: White Noise / Underworld

Richard Powers: The Prisoner’s Dilemma

William Gibson: Neuromancer / Pattern Recognition / Zero History

Nicholas Christopher:  Veronica / A Trip to the Stars

Ken Kesey: Sometimes a Great Notion

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. : God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater / Slaughterhouse Five

Marge Piercy: Vida

Jennifer Egan: A Visit from the Goon Squad

Jim Harrison: Dalva

Hunter Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Richard Yates: Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

Tom Wolfe: Electric Kool Aid Acid Test / The Right Stuff

Richard Farina: Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me

 (the list order is random / JCT 2012)

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