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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: 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?

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 9, 2017

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 9, 2017 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 9, 2017, 11.18 MB
Mon 9 Oct 2017

Kiran Dass from Unity Books brings in the brand new collection of works from writers at the bookstore's coalface, printed in honour of Unity's half century.

Loose Reads w/ Eli Keall-Flynn: October 2, 2017

Loose Reads w/ Eli Keall-Flynn: October 2, 2017 Loose Reads w/ Eli Keall-Flynn: October 2, 2017, 19.46 MB
Mon 2 Oct 2017

Time Out bookstore's youngest employee, Eli, takes us through his personal books-on-the-go and his review of New Zealand bibliopole Gareth Ward's young adult steampunk mystery, The Traitor and the Thief

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: September 25, 2017

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: September 25, 2017 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: September 25, 2017, 15.6 MB
Mon 25 Sep 2017

Kiran Dass from Unity Books reviews music journalist Sylvia Patterson's account of her life and encounters with musicians in her book I'm Not With the Band: A Writer's Life Lost in Music.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 18, 2017

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 18, 2017 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 18, 2017, 9.51 MB
Mon 18 Sep 2017

Jenna Todd from Time Out Bookstore talks about Riot Days by Maria Alyokhina from Pussy Riot.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: August 28, 2017

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: August 28, 2017 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: August 28, 2017, 19.64 MB
Mon 28 Aug 2017

Kiran talks to Mikey about Uniform, a limited-run zine (only 30 handmade copies!) made by a collective of Auckland multi-disciplinary female creators. Having contributed herself, Kiran gives Mikey some insight as to what the lucky 30 owners can expect.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 21, 2017

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 21, 2017 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 21, 2017, 24.7 MB
Mon 21 Aug 2017

Jenna talks to Mikey about Clare Nina Norelli's contribution to the 33 1/3 album exploration series, Angelo Badalamenti's Soundtrack from Twin Peaks. A frequent collaborator with Twin Peaks director David Lynch, Badalamenti's soundtrack became a cult favourite in its own right. Does Norelli's deep dive offer new insight or overwhelm with technical jargon?