Archive for Moby Dick

“Sometimes, the riff is so fucking good you want to hear it over and over again for fifty-two minutes.”

Posted in Music, Real Men, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Even the name of the band, ‘Sleep’, is redolent of one bong too many. Continue reading

Moby Dick to be Broadcast On-Line

Posted in Reading with tags , , , , , , on September 25, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

http://apps.facebook.com/theguardian/books/2012/sep/15/moby-dick-captures-stars-big-read?post_gdp=true

Moby Dick will be read in its entirety and broadcast over the internet. Continue reading

Bereft

Posted in Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

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It’s remarkable how many ‘Classic’ art works, if not the majority, received a very shaky reception at their initial publication. It makes you ask the question; how could a self-respecting, intelligent professional reviewer have failed to see Moby Dick/Pride and Prejudice/Lolita for what they so ‘obviously’ are? How is it that William Blake never exhibited, and Van Gogh never sold a painting? Continue reading

The Lost Art of Reading

Posted in Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

The Lost Art of Reading

This entry takes its title from Rodney Hall’s keynote address at the 2010 Byron Bay Writer’s Festival. I had hoped to begin with a link to the lecture which I believe the ABC filmed and will eventually upload onto youtube. While googling, I found this interview, which is a really interesting introduction to the man.

http://blog.booktopia.com.au/2010/04/27/feature-rodney-hall-author-of-popeye-never-told-you-answers-ten-terrifying-questions/ Continue reading

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