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eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
This mornings lyrical distraction is provided by our beloved Beach Boys singing "Surfin' USA," from their Fifty Big Ones, Greatest Hits album. They are presently singing "Catch A Wave!" Pure audio gold. :amazing:
 

ChrisRS

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
As I deal with working from home, I turn to music to interrupt my moments of insanity. I grew up with 70s punk, Clash, Ramones. I created a Pandora channel to harken back to those days and it is hard to express how good that music was. Living in the middle of it all, it was about beer, women and dancing. Listening today, the lyrics, the sentiment, pure attitude, if London Calling was not the pinnacle of rock, some one give me a better example.
I give you the seminal song:
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Carl Maria Von Weber

Very loosely related, but your post reminded me of a good noir/crime book by James M. Cain, "Career in C Minor."

I thought you are (could be wrong) a noir/detective fiction fan. If so, you might like the book. Cain also wrote "Double Indemnity," "Mildred Pierce" and "The Postman Always Rings Twice," which, as I'm sure you know, were all turned into classic noir films.

"Career in C Minor" is a long short story, but the others short stories in the collection are good as well - so worth the modest purchase price.

 

Oldsarge

Moderator and Bon Vivant
Very loosely related, but your post reminded me of a good noir/crime book by James M. Cain, "Career in C Minor."

I thought you are (could be wrong) a noir/detective fiction fan. If so, you might like the book. Cain also wrote "Double Indemnity," "Mildred Pierce" and "The Postman Always Rings Twice," which, as I'm sure you know, were all turned into classic noir films.

"Career in C Minor" is a long short story, but the others short stories in the collection are good as well - so worth the modest purchase price.


A 'fan' may be overstating the case. I have read all the Raymond Chandler books and a few of Dashiell Hammett. I have one or two Mickey Spilane's but I haven't read any of the genre for years. Not sure why . . .
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
A 'fan' may be overstating the case. I have read all the Raymond Chandler books and a few of Dashiell Hammett. I have one or two Mickey Spilane's but I haven't read any of the genre for years. Not sure why . . .

Have you read any James M. Cain? I think you'd enjoy him. I'd start with "Mildred Pierce" or "Double Indemnity," but you really can't go too wrong with any of his stuff (that said, I haven't read everything he's written, but of what I have, all has been good).
 
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