Rocket To Russia – The Ramones
There’s just something about the combo of Cretin Hop->Rockaway Beach. It really got me going this morning and will again this afternoon as I pull out of the parking lot from work…heading home for two weeks on the coast of Maine. Ya, baby!
I was very impressed with fellow blogcritic The Theory‘s vacation reading list. I wish mine was so ambitious. I’d love to say that I’m going to be taking on Ulysses, Gravity’s Rainbow, and maybe even Anna Karenina…but that of course would be a pretentious loada crap (not the books, just the idea that I’m actually gonna read that stuff).
So here’s what I’ve got in my pile so far:
- Rebel Heart: An American Rock ‘n Roll Journey – Trashy account of one of rock’s premier groupies, Bebe Buell.
- Last Train To Memphis – Elvis, the early years.
- Zen In The Art Of Writing – Ray Bradbury’s collection of essays on writing.
- Great American Prose Poems – Subtitled “From Poe To Present”. I heard a radio piece on Russell Edson a few years ago and was immediately hooked.
I’ll probably also bring along Lester Bangs’ Psychotic Reactions And Carburetor Dung because he was my rock critic hero when I was a kid.
Now if it’ll just stop raining on the east coast….
(First posted on Mark Is Cranky)