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Loose Reads

Get your bookworm on with a rotating roster of, um, bookworms. Including Jenna Todd from Time Out Bookstore & Kiran Dass from Unity Books, bringing us a different music-related book to talk about each week.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: January 15, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: January 15, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: January 15, 2018, 28.13 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

Wellington author Megan Dunn is getting all meta and riffing on Ray Bradbury's classic novel about the end of reading, Fahrenheit 451, in Tinderbox - an exploration of literary culture and the struggle to make sense of life in the twenty-first century.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: January 8, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: January 8, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: January 8, 2018, 21.49 MB
Mon 8 Jan 2018

New year, new resolutions and Jenna's got just the book to jumpstart your creativity/productivity matrix. Compiled by The Atlantic's Joe Fassler, Light the Dark features authors musing on their rituals, processes and inspirations. One of the everyone's who think they've got a novel in them? Prove it.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: December 18, 2017

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: December 18, 2017 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: December 18, 2017, 17.96 MB
Mon 18 Dec 2017

Allowing a Kiran rare Loose Reads: Phoner Edition seems only fair at this time of year - bookstores are swamped. Still, that means we get the freshest picks from the publisher carton like this week's music scene tome from Sam Knee, Untypical Girls: A Visual Survey of Women in Independent Rock

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: December 11, 2017

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: December 11, 2017 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: December 11, 2017, 22.98 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2017

Jenna's read _so_ many books this year, she's plum forgotten what she's reviewed on air. (Fair enough.) Still, never hurts to go through the choice picks of the year when the holidays are looming. Presents, anyone?

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: December 4, 2017

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: December 4, 2017 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: December 4, 2017, 18.12 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2017

Kiran's got another pick for the music lover - a collection of images and documents from the history of one of the great indie labels, Mute - A Visual Document - From 1978 -> Tomorrow.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 27, 2017

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 27, 2017 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 27, 2017, 19.34 MB
Mon 27 Nov 2017

Jenna's brings in the latest from Ali Smith, Winter, a startlingly topical piece of narrative weirdness. A favourite of the Time Out staff, Jenna offers: also a great holiday gift.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 20, 2017

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 20, 2017 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 20, 2017, 21.89 MB
Mon 20 Nov 2017

Just in time for nervous present buyers, Kiran's here with a great (if not highly contentious) Christmas gift recommendation for anyone who takes even a passing interest in the ol' liquorice frisbees*, The Vinyl List: 100 Albums You Need on Vinyl and Why.

*Records. We mean vinyl records.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 13, 2017

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 13, 2017 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 13, 2017, 33.48 MB
Mon 13 Nov 2017

Jenna's been living in a printed word flurry of late, but she's still had time to bring us in Meet Me in the Bathroom, Lizzy Goodman's oral history of the 2000s NYC indie music scene. A hefty tome covering The Strokes to Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem to Interpol, Goodman captures a very particular scene from the mouths of the very particular characters that made it happen. But do you have to be a fan? Or does the book stand on its own?

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 6, 2017

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 6, 2017 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 6, 2017, 25.69 MB
Mon 6 Nov 2017

To grossly misquote Terence McKenna: "don't diddle the Didion dose." Kiran takes heed of that non-existent advice and discusses the author's career with Mikey, with special reference to Joan Didion's latest collection of journal excerpts, South and West.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 30, 2017

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 30, 2017 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 30, 2017, 21.95 MB
Mon 30 Oct 2017

Kiran talks to Mikey about the new book from Spacemen 3 member Will Carruthers, Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands. Containing forceful minimal music, literal metal and maximum drugs, how did Kiran find Carruthers' snapshot of a burn bright / burn out moment in English music?