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Juliana

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we'll all probably want this book
« on: May 22, 2005, 10:15:26 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2005, 10:53:51 AM »

Cool article Jules! It made me weepy and nostalgic. :)
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2005, 12:23:34 PM »

There was an excerpt of this book a couple months ago in WIRED magazine.  If I can find a link to it online, I'll post it.  It was a good teaser--I want this book, too.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2005, 07:20:34 PM »

Great article! I am in the queue for this book, too. With knobs on.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2005, 10:21:07 AM »

Ah, here's the link to Thurston's brief excerpt in WIRED.
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2005, 12:49:21 PM »

I completely forgot about this thread, damn me!

Well, I received this as a gift from the marvellous family foolsgold on our last visit to the US. It is an absolutely fantastic read, and I found myself nodding along in agreement with many of the thoughts and comments within. There were several lump-in-the-throat moments throughout the book. It's funny, because I started to make mix tape compilations again myself this year, and the book serves as a boot up the arse reminder for me to try and carry on with this endeavour. I think it made me realise just how much I used to get out of painstakingly compiling tapes for friends, getting it "just right", and therefore giving away something really genuine and personal to people you hoped would get the connection.

If you haven't read it yet, you should really make it a priority.
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