Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Stan Freberg and books I should read.

Freberg is a genius. He hated Rock 'n' Roll, which could throw some people off from his work. This is really great, hilarious stuff, I think. Satire in the Phil Silvers, Harvey Kurtzman, etc., vein.

Also, I need to stop watching mind-rotting TV and read more. These look like interesting tomes I'll have to look into:

Dead End Yells, Wedding Bells, Cockle Shells, and Dizzy Spells, by Leo Gorcey (1967). The book is extremely rare (only 1000 copies), and what very little I've seen is insanely interesting. It's the actor's autobiography. If i ever track this down at a reasonable price, It's mine. Update: I just found out that an identical reprint is available direct from the publisher for just 40 bucks! Yahoo! I can't buy it right now though. I have no spending moneys.

Rock Dreams, by Guy Peellaert and Nik Cohn (1976). Imagined rock musicians' stories. Beautiful drawings.

Typhon vol. 1, by Danny Hellman and various (2009). I've been meaning to read this for a while and need to buy it. The editor is now a follower of this blog, by the way, and I've been a big fan of his work for some time.

Prison Pit, by Johnny Ryan (2009). I realy enjoy Ryan's work (from the time I started looking at it in Nick magazine years ago, to Angry Youth, to now), and this experimentation with serious stuff looks amazing.

Junky, by William Burroughs (1953). I can't believe I call myself a Burroughs fan without having read this.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Seth Grahame-Smith (2009). How could I not want to read a book with this title?

The Doury post will come, but I can't make any promises.

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