Bumpity bump – books!

This blog isn’t dead yet, if you were wondering – I usually try to squeeze in a blog post every weekend or so, but lately some things have been getting in my way:

  1. I realize that I’m always out on the weekends: getting lost in libraries or visiting my grandmother,
  2. To write a blog post, I usually take out an entire afternoon because I write it all in one go, or else I start procrastinating.
  3. I keep listening to the same bands and musicians, because they’re too damned awesome and I can’t help it.

I went to the library for an overdue literary binge (read: pretentious reading material) and ended up borrowing way more than I could digest, which amused my mum very much. I finally got my hands on the last two books of Yukio Mishima‘s Sea Of Fertility tetra- logy (The Temple Of Dawn and The Decay Of The Angel, along with Fyodor Dostoevsky‘s Notes From Underground and Franz Kafka‘s Amerika. I’ve also got Patrick Modiano‘s Honeymoon which had a lovely cover that reminded me of Rene Magritte’s work for some reason, I don’t know what it’s about yet though.

I also ended up with Junichiro Tanizaki‘s The Diary Of A Mad Old Man, which is about an old Japanese man who harbours less-than-healthy thoughts of his bodacious sister-in-law. There was also Walter Moers‘s lovely ode to Gustave Dore, a 19th-century artist of the Romantic era, titled A Wild Ride Through The Night. I’m mowing slowly through Notes From Underground and it’s not an easy read although it’s less than 200 pages. It speaks of humankind’s favourite pasttime for self-destruction and self-loathing, even though we know it brings nothing but pain. We’re just weird that way…

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Metronomy - Summer 08' (2016) : I've been taking some time off from this music blog to focus on my poetry/writing blog, as I've previously mentioned. It's been a difficult decision but I will be putting CVLT Youths on indefinite hiatus. Lots of stuff happened over the past few months, which made me think hard about what I wanted, and writing for myself won, hands down. It's not the best "career" option out there but if people like what I write, I'm happy enough. I'll still post on Instagram sometimes or write the occasional review, but don't expect to see regular updates. Thank you for the lovely chats, the exchanges, the recs - you know who you are 😘 Anyway, I've been listening to this and it sounds like 80s' italo disco, seriously a step up from their previous one. Quite fun, in fact! #metronomy #summer08 #nowplaying #albumoftheday#musicoftheday #music #recordoftheday #nowlistening
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987) : I've been getting caught up with my new writing blog for some time now and totally neglected this one.... 😖 So here's me listening to some Prince. #prince #signothetimes #albumoftheday #recordoftheday #musicoftheday #nowplaying #nowlistening #music #rock
Still pinching myself, ouch... A shout out to @unquietnights for the feature, keep the good music coming through! 👍 #goodmusicwillprevail #music
Fiona Brice: Postcards From (2016) : The piano and violins are pleasing enough on the ears, but something's missing....or maybe this needs more listens. I'm still in love with Berlin though 😍 #fionabrice #postcardsfrom #bellaunion #albumoftheday #musicoftheday #recordoftheday #nowplaying #nowlistening #music #webstagram cvltyouths.wordpress.com
Cashew Chemists - Previously On...Cashew Chemists EP (2015) : I was pretty blown away by this EP - this is what pop music should resemble, in the very least. Not songs that sound like each other (and probably ripped off a drum beat or two off each other as well) on the radio! By the way, for Singapore peeps they're playing Baybeats 2016 this Saturday evening, at the Esplanade Outdoor Theater at 10.30. Watch out for them! If you'd like to hear their music, check them out at cashewchemists.bandcamp.com @cashewchemists #tgif #cashewchemists #previouslyoncashewchemists #indierock #albumoftheday #musicoftheday #recordoftheday #nowplaying #nowlistening #music #webstagram #rock #singapore cvltyouths.wordpress.com
The Libertines - Up The Bracket (2002): I love how the first few songs sound like a early morning pub-brawl, and I'm glad to know the boys are back together again! 😍 #thelibertines #upthebracket #albumoftheday #musicoftheday #recordoftheday #nowplaying #nowlistening #garagerock #indierock #music #webstagram cvltyouths.wordpress.com

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