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CORN FLAKES WITH JOHN LENNON

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by noeinstein, Aug 10, 2018.


  1. noeinstein

    noeinstein Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2004
    Northern California
    If you're looking for a good read, and you haven't read anything by Robert Hilburn (pop music critic at the Los Angeles Times from 1970 through 2005), this is a great place to start. His insights into the music scene, especially in 1970's LA, and his writing style held my interest throughout the book. If fact, I liked his style so much I'm reading his latest, Paul Simon, which is also great.

    https://www.amazon.com/Corn-Flakes-.../ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
     
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  2. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    thanks for the recommendation :)

    i'm reading the sample - finished bono's substantial and well-written intro and am into the book, and i am finding myself really interested and curious. i'll be ordering this as soon as i decide whether i want a physical copy or want to read it on my kindle.
     
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  3. noeinstein

    noeinstein Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2004
    Northern California
    I was most interested in his assessment of the few musicians he thought were/are true original and important voices. You may disagree, but I liked his way of thinking about the question.
     
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  4. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    that's cool - i don't have to agree with someone to find their thoughts interesting :)
     
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  5. noeinstein

    noeinstein Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2004
    Northern California
    Lol, we are a small club, my friend.
     
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  6. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Robert Hilburn turned me on to a lot of good stuff like Elvis Costello’s debut album My Aim is True.

    The book looks like a very good read.
     
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  7. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung What would Fred Rogers do? Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    N.A.
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