Library Additions: Four Chapbooks, One Postcard

April 26th, 2017

Between a new job, doing my taxes, and a relative coming into town, the task of cataloging library additions has been sidelined. The items here are from a Cold Tonnage Books sale in January, so the cataloging has been a long time in coming. All the below prices are after a 50% discount.

  • Aldiss, Brain. Excommunication. Post Card Partnership, 1975. First edition postcard, a Fine copy. Bought for £2.50 after discount.
  • Drake, David. Codex. Sidecar Preservation Society, 2003. First edition chapbook original, #83 of 175 numbered copies, a Fine copy. According to Chalker & Owings Supplement 12, there were 25 copies bound in hardback (not seen). Bought for £2.50 after discount.

    Drake Codex

  • Partridge, Norman. Spyder. Subterranean Press, 1995. First edition chapbook original, a PC copy of 500 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy. Bought for £2.50 after discount.

    Partridge Spyder

  • Tem, Steve Rasnic. Fairytales. Roadkill Press, 1990. First edition chapbook original, #352 of 400 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy. Bought for £2.50 after discount.

    Tem Fairytales

  • Tessier, Thomas. Lulu and one other. Subterranean Press, 1999. First edition chapbook original, a PC copy of 250 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy. Bought for £2.50 after discount.

    Tessier Lulu

  • Minor Victories’ “Folk Arp”

    April 16th, 2017

    Here’s “Folk Arp,” another tune from Minor Victories:

    The video is not particularly interesting. However, this cinéma vérité black and white piece following a trio of skateboarders at night is really nice.

    Paste Magazine Ranks Every MST3K Episode (And Declares War on Your Browser)

    April 14th, 2017

    With the new MST3K reboot dropping today, Paste Magazine ranked every episode of MST3K on one ginormous page that reportedly crashes Chrome.

    I don’t agree with all their rankings (Manos: The Hands of Fate is much too low), but they’re generally in the ballpark.

    Shoegazer Sunday: Nothing’s “The Dead Are Dumb”

    April 9th, 2017

    For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s Nothing’s “The Dead Are Dumb”:

    Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive’s “Sugar for the Pill”

    April 2nd, 2017

    Slowdive’s new, self-titled album, their first in two decades, is due out May 5. “Sugar for the Pill” is the second preview cut off that album (following “Star Roving“).

    Colin Furze Builds the World’s Fastest Bumper Car

    March 31st, 2017

    BBC is evidently rebooting Top Gear now that Clarkson, May and Hammond have departed for The Grand Tour, so they hired Colin Furze to “build something fast for the Stig.”

    That “something” turned out to be the world’s fastest bumper car:

    Sunday Shoegazer: Lapse’s “Padded Cell”

    March 26th, 2017

    For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s Australia’s Lapse with “Padded Cell” off their debut EP.

    Library Addition: Hannu Rajaniemi’s The Quantum Thief

    March 20th, 2017

    Here’s a book I found out about too late to pick up before prices went through the stratosphere, so I went ahead and settled (for now) for an Ex-Library first I could afford:

    Rajaniemi, Hannu. The Quantum Thief. Gollancz, 2010. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with pocket and stamps, in a Fine-, protected dust jacket with a bit of curl at head. Presents well. Bought off eBay for £19.99 plus shipping.

    Quantum Thief

    Shoegazer Sunday: Ride’s “Home is a Feeling”

    March 19th, 2017

    The Shoegaze revival seems to be in full bloom, with classic Shoegaze band Ride coming out with a new album this summer. “Home is a Feeling” is an early track off it, and comes down firmly on the hazy/blissful side of Shoegaze.

    Shoegazer Sunday: Minor Victories’ “Scattered Ashes (song for Richard)”

    March 12th, 2017

    I was already inclined to like Minor Victories based on the presence of Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell. And then “Scattered Ashes (song for Richard)” is not only a swell song in its own right, but has video that punches all the Internet’s meme buttons at once.

    I KAN HAZ SHOEGAZE?