Posts Tagged Jazz

Haruki Murakami text on tune

YoutubeSquareLogoAs I wanted to hear Curtis Fuller’s Blues-ette but, in the midst of moving from Brighton to Amsterdam, did not have my turntable set up, I decided to use Youtube’s video database as an audio resource. It was Haruki Murakami who got me hooked on when I was reading After Dark… now I was curious to find out what would happen if I’d include his name in Youtube’s search field together with Fuller’s.

Isn’t this just great?! Smasherkean has more of this stuff online. Nice one!

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Rules of Civility

Recently I read Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. A great debut situated in New York with loads of references to the classics, beautiful 30’s tunes, with plenty of martini’s and horrible blurbs on the pretty cover.

Rules of Civility clearly is Booktunes material as it holds so many good tunes that, like author Amor Towles states on his website, shape the backdrop to the story of Katey, Evie, Tinker, Wallace and Anne. New York, music, cool story, a novel that is full of love for literature, what more can you expect from a book? Beautiful prose & thoughts to take with you on the train.

[audio http://www.2001.net/Booktunes/Blog_Autumn_In_New_York.mp3]

Thumbing through the book now I am having an easy time finding an extract for you:

Check Amor Towles ‘s page & playlist, get the book, enjoy.

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