Welcome to another episode of the Bowie Book Club, where wild speculation and grasping for straws about Bowie’s favorite books has reigned supreme since 2016.
This time we have a special guest - musician and author extraordinaire Franz Nicolay, who's got a musical rap sheet as long as your arm and a fantastic new book about touring in Eastern Europe that you should get your eyes and mind around now. He's helping us delve the depths of a middle-aged male psyche of the mid-sixties in Saul Bellow's Herzog - what great insights and baseless nattering will we indulge in this time?
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Stuff We Mentioned
Holy crap, Franz has played a lot of music
"It was all just talk,” Carlos Alomar has said. “You have to remember he’s a pseudo intellectual. He is what he reads, and at the time, he was reading so much bullshit.”
Franz's Books of Large Influence
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"Les Chants de Maldoror is based on a character called Maldoror, a figure of unrelenting evil who has forsaken God and mankind. The book combines a violent narrative with vivid and often surrealistic imagery."
Franz is speaking at the MoPOP Conference in Seattle on the "Punk and Disorderly" panel
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