Pop music Moby's top 5 novels.... (from the LA Times...)
Joseph D. Lierl
jlierl at juno.com
Wed May 15 01:05:04 EDT 2002
Yes, all the novels were listed and imho good choices....
Here are all the album, movie and novel mentions...
Albums, movies and books Moby recommends:
Julee Cruise's "Floating Into the Night" (Warner Bros., 1990). "A
consistently beautiful, romantic record."
Massive Attack's "Protection" (Virgin, 1994). "Lots of musicians seem
more comfortable characterizing themselves as either aggressive macho
musicians or very delicate, sensitive musicians. Massive Attack is
comfortable being both."
Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."
David Bowie's "Low" (RCA, 1977). "A lovely but disconcerting record."
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "Deja Vu" (Atlantic, 1970).
"Dead Man Walking" (1995). "The frailty of the human condition was dealt
with in a very graceful way."
"Dogma" (1999). "I can't remember a movie that dealt with the dry,
clinical aspects of religion and presented them in a lighthearted,
"Fireworks" (1997). "Takeshi Kitano is my favorite living filmmaker."
"Man Facing Southeast" (1986). "This is an Argentine film about a man who
thinks he's a space alien, and you are never quite sure whether he is or
"Starship Troopers" (1997). "An art film in the trappings of a banal,
generic science-fiction movie."
"The Moviegoer" by Walker Percy. "This deals with the crippling, banal
aspects of contemporary life and how we are all on the cusp of grace and
epiphany, but are always running away from it."
"Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Cord. "I grew up obsessed with
science-fiction books because I'm basically a geek, and this might be the
best one ever written."
"The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoevsky. "If someone doesn't have too much of an
attention span, just read the first 200 pages and the last 80 pages.
That's where all the action happens."
"A Season in Hell" by Arthur Rimbaud. "His poetry is so explosive, almost
like poetry that is dripping off the fangs of some animal that has just
"The Jungle Books" by Rudyard Kipling. "The movie is kinda frivolous, but
the books are deadly serious."
On Tue, 14 May 2002 18:18:21 -0500 (EST) David Alan Beck
<dabeck at iupui.edu> writes:
> Every now and then I turn to an MTV station (that I somehow get,
> though I don't have cable). Sometimes I do it just to confirm the
> direction we are heading (another chapter in the Decline of Western
> Civilization). Other times, I do it just to be up on what my
> students are
> talking about (to prove that I know artists more current than
> CSN&Y, etc.). I saw a video of his, where he was walking around in a
> suit, looking around at normal life as if he were a stranger to the
> Unfortunately, I couldn't hear what he was singing, because I was on
> phone. Anyway, I'm curious about the other four favorite novels.
> Were they
> On Tue, 14 May 2002, Joseph D. Lierl wrote:
> > In a recent article in the LA Times, there was an article on Pop
> > Moby. As an aside to the article, they published a list of Moby's
> top 5
> > movies, albums, and novels.
> > He listed "The Moviegoer" in his top 5 novels, with this quote
> > deals withthe crippling, banal aspects of contemporary life and
> how we
> > are all on the cusp of grace and epiphany, but are always running
> > from it"
> > Just thought it was interesting and that I would pass it along
> > consideration...
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