Books for guys who actually like to read: Being a Dood


since the thursday night meltdown, this will be my first actual post. i figure i’ll run what i was going to post friday but couldn’t get to. i’ll be in NO for 2 weeks either thurs/fri, so i won’t be posting as often. just….FYI.

Portable Henry Rollins- Henry Rollins. i like this one because it gives a good selection of work of his: part short stories, part journal entries. it’s an interesting read. i’ve been a fan of Black Flag since i was a kid. so this book was a no-brainer for me. he’s got a great perspective on things and he’s smart as hell.


Ahead of All Parting- Selection of Poetry and Prose of Rainer Rilke. Real men read poetry. PERIOD. of course i like the usual candidates: Neruda, Bukowski, Lorca, Bequer. well Rilke is on some good shit. a friend of mine put me onto Rilke and i wasn’t disappointed.


i fugured i’d go old school with this week’s band. some of you might remember these guys from back in the mid 90’s. the album, “you’d prefer and astronaut” is to this day, one of my favorite albums. i linked “stars” because that was the song most people knew them for. it was their only radio hit. and……they all fucking geeks. oh, and the reader’s that remember 120 minutes get’s extra “cool points”. Hum had some of the most beautiful and poetic lyrics i’ver heard. enjoy. suicide machine is my favorite. the last verse is quite possibly one of the most beautiful things i’ve ever heard.



16 Comments on “Books for guys who actually like to read: Being a Dood”

  1. Good to see you back, Danny!

  2. Ah, bless.
    I think I’m in love with Brody…

    How did this happen?


  3. darin williams says:

    That was awful, just awful.

  4. ASF says:

    Let me know if you need me to send you some RAM.

  5. Ribbon Butterfly says:


    • dannyfrom504 says:

      Brody here-

      Danny’s proper fucked. Been diagnosed with “bacterial pneumonia”, and he’s absolutely knackered. Poor sod. Boyo’s been asleep all day and he’s not even gonna try to drive to New Orleans till Friday. He wanted to post tonight but just out of sorts. I might jump in for him later if he nods off. Oy lasses, git yer tits out.



      • Brody,

        Poor old Danny eh? Poor sod, as you say…
        Tell him to take all his antibiotics and get some rest!…

        “Oy lasses, git yer tits out.”
        Scandalous, Brody!!!

        Are you sure you had ‘the snip’?
        Or maybe you are just sooooooo alpha that a little thing like an orchidectomy is not going to stop you?

        Look after Danny, won’t ya? There’s a good lad…

      • Badger says:

        That shit was hilarious spacetraveller.

  6. susanawalsh says:

    This collection of cultural recommendations is very sexy. The poetry part especially. Don’t let anyone tell you that women don’t tingle for intellectual acumen. *tingle tingle*

    Have a great time in NO, Danny! xoxo

  7. “Real men read poetry.” Hug! πŸ˜‰

    Maybe I should post about Lorca sometime; I always used to translate that guy. You also might like Dylan Thomas – check out his recordings on Youtube; he has the best reading voice. ever.

    Keep eating the red chile!

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