In this episode, we gab about Hawksmoor and the next books coming up for #bowiebookclub and from our own list. And Greg apologizes a lot too.
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Stuff we Mentioned
- Is Dyer out of time and still murdery? (@KJBolden / @MikePBlanchard)
- Do the murders run on a 400-year cycle? (@rotblot)
- Maybe London itself is the evil force and Dyer is just a tool? (@Martin65)
- Everyone (well, Greg, at least) agrees that this is very Twin-Peaksy. Did Bowie introduce Lynch to the book? (@mr_duffin)
Who would you cast as Hawksmoor? Idris Alba is a wise choice (@JohnF80174692). We went for Anthony Hopkins as Dyer (kind of a gimme, but you know.)
the London Review of Books has a great wrap of the book and the conversations around it on their blog.
Lots of new song ideas:
- A Foggy Day in London (@I_Joanna_I)
- I thought of Outside a lot, also the Man Who Sold The World, and I can hear Quicksand playing over the closing credits. Side two of Heroes fits nice also. (@eclecticbob) (we nicked Quicksand for our closing credits, thanks!)
- Got to be Width of a Circle (@Typo47221555)
- Agree with those who say Outside, and for me the “song” is the Algeria Touchshriek interlude. (@ThePleiades1)
- Lyrics from Blackstar - “spirit rose and stepped aside…another took his place” (@opusfive)
And of course:
tis a pity she was a hawk pic.twitter.com/7EqMeYjtmm— Crayon to Crayon (@CrayonToCrayon) January 25, 2018
Peter Ackroyd has a new book coming out in May - Queer City
If you're in the mood for creepy minimalist ambient music, check out the Hawksmoor episode of Greg's other podcast Too Tired to Say Anything
We had a nice chat on Bookhub last week about Bowie and books
Derek Jacobi doesn't believe in Shakespeare - he may be right
The next #bowiebookclub book is The Fire Next Time, an incredible, powerful book that we discussed last summer. Really looking forward to revisiting it. Folks outside the US are still looking for a copy if you want to help out.
We're reading some other books for Black History Month:
- John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead - Kristianne is listening to his Underground Railroad too.
- We Were Eight Years in Power
- The Fire This Time, edited by Jesmyn Ward
- This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America Book by Morgan Jerkins