Feb/March reading log

By a long shot, Analog Days and Mad Skills were the most engrossing for me. I really enjoyed Gamelife as well. I continue to be more scattered than I would wish. I’m reading The Solitary Twin right now; over the years I have read most of Harry Mathews’s books with great pleasure. I’m obsessed with sound. And about five years after my first crash course in it, I’m enjoying thinking/reading about the history of (music, sound) technology and media studies. I play the piano, the synthesizer, a latecomer to them after having been a drummer/percussionist previously. I’m thinking also about Ed’s recent post at Biblioklept on how he wishes to be more prolific, less rigorous, and more casual in posting on his blog. Me too. I don’t think I would want to post here daily, as  he vows to do, but this month I might try to write here a little more often in a less focused or prepared way. Might not always be about books. : )

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some stories of Patricia Highsmith in Nothing That Meets the Eye

Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer (2002) – Trevor Pinch and Frank Trocco

An Ideal for Living (2006) – Eugene Thacker

Technological Slavery: The Collected Writings of Theodore “The Unabomber” Kaczynski (2010)

Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology, and Lost Futures (2013) – Mark Fisher

Gamelife: A Memoir (2015) – Michael J. Clune

The Unyielding (2017) – Gary J. Shipley

Le Plongeur (2017) – Stéphane Larue (in progress)

Calling a Wolf a Wolf (2017) – Kaveh Akbar

Mad Skills: MIDI and Music Technology in the Twentieth Century (2018) – Ryan Alexander Diduck

The Solitary Twin (2018) – Harry Mathews

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