kipple

Stamps are probably the worst kind of kipple there is. (Walther F. Lake)

Archive for the ‘biografier’ tag

STEPHEN KING

leave a comment

DOUGLAS-E-WINTER_STEPHEN-KING1000

Written by admin

februar 6th, 2015 at 8:00 am

SUPERDAN

leave a comment

PEDER-BUNDGAARD_SUPERDAN1000

Written by admin

december 26th, 2014 at 8:00 am

POUL BORUM

leave a comment

POUL-BORUM-FESTSKRIFT1000

Written by admin

december 25th, 2014 at 8:00 am

Posted in bogrygge

Tagged with , ,

ENGLEN FRA BROOKLYN

leave a comment

FINN-JENSEN_ENGLEN-FRA-BROOKLYN1000

Written by admin

december 18th, 2014 at 8:00 am

Posted in bogrygge

Tagged with , ,

LEONARDO PADURA

leave a comment

P1010856

Padura’s novel El hombre que amaba a los perros (The Man Who Loved Dogs) deals with the murder of Leon Trotsky and the man who assassinated him, Ramon Mercader. At almost 600 pages, it is his most accomplished work and the result of more than five years of meticulous historical research. The novel, published in September 2009, attracted a lot of publicity mainly because of its political theme. The novel centres ‘on Stalin’s murderous obsession with Leon Trotsky, an intellectual architect of the Russian Revolution and the founder of the Red Army’, and considers ‘how revolutionary utopias devolve into totalitarian dystopias.’

Written by admin

oktober 25th, 2014 at 8:00 am

SHAKESPEARE NEVER DID THIS

leave a comment

CHARLES-BUKOWSKI_SHAKESPEARE-NEVER-DID-THIS1000

P1010852

Written by admin

oktober 24th, 2014 at 8:00 am

KELLERDIRK BROS

leave a comment

P1010805

Written by admin

september 23rd, 2014 at 8:00 am

SHAKEY

leave a comment

NEIL-YOUNG_SHAKEY-BIOGRAPHY1000

Written by admin

august 18th, 2014 at 8:00 am

Posted in bogrygge,musik

Tagged with , ,

LOVE AS ALWAYS

leave a comment

KURT-VONNEGUT_LOREE-RACKSTRAW_VONNEGUT-AS-I-KNEW-HIM1000

Written by admin

juni 3rd, 2014 at 8:00 am

THIS IS WARHOL

leave a comment

ANDY-WARHOL_THIS-IS-WARHOL1000

Written by admin

maj 18th, 2014 at 8:00 am

DREAM MACHINE

leave a comment

BRION-GYSIN_DREAM-MACHINE1000

Written by admin

april 3rd, 2014 at 8:00 am

Posted in bogrygge

Tagged with ,

CHARLES OLSON

leave a comment

TOM-CLARKE_CHARLES-OLSON1000

Written by admin

marts 24th, 2014 at 8:00 am

Posted in bogrygge

Tagged with , ,

EL HOMBRE INVISIBLE

leave a comment

BARRY-MILES_WILLIAM-BURROUGHS-EL-HOMBRE-INVISIBLE1000

Written by admin

marts 23rd, 2014 at 8:00 am

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

leave a comment

CHARLES-BUKOWSKI_BIOGRAPHY1000

Written by admin

november 22nd, 2013 at 8:00 am

Posted in bogrygge

Tagged with ,

DEN SIDSTE LEOPARD

leave a comment

DAVID-GILMOUR_THE-LAST-LEOPARD1000

Written by admin

september 16th, 2013 at 8:00 am

KRAFTWERK BIO

leave a comment

KRAFTWERK-BIO300Kraftwerk are a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf, and was fronted by them until Schneider’s departure in 2008. The signature Kraftwerk sound combines driving, repetitive rhythms with catchy melodies, mainly following a Western Classical style of harmony, with a minimalistic and strictly electronic instrumentation. The group’s simplified lyrics are at times sung through a vocoder or generated by computer-speech software. Kraftwerk were one of the first groups to popularize electronic music and are considered pioneers in the field.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, Kraftwerk’s distinctive sound was revolutionary, and has had a lasting effect across many genres of modern music. According to The Observer, “no other band since the Beatles has given so much to pop culture” and a wide range of artists have been influenced by their music and image. In October 2012, Kraftwerk were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Kraftwerk’s musical style and image can be heard and seen in later electronic music successes such as Gary Numan, Ultravox, John Foxx, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Human League, Depeche Mode, Visage, and Soft Cell, to name a few. Kraftwerk would also go on to influence other forms of music such as hip hop, house, and drum and bass, and they are also regarded as pioneers of the electro genre. Most notably, “Trans Europe Express” and “Numbers” were interpolated into “Planet Rock” by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force, one of the earliest hip-hop/electro hits. Techno was created by three musicians from Detroit, often referred to as the ‘Belleville three’ (Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson & Derrick May), who fused the repetitive melodies of Kraftwerk with funk rhythms. Vince Clarke of Erasure, Yazoo, and Depeche Mode, is also a notable disco and Kraftwerk fan. Daniel Miller, former boss of Mute Records, purchased the vocoder used by Kraftwerk in their early albums, comparing it to owning Jimi Hendrix’s guitar. Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, founding members of OMD, have stated that Kraftwerk was a major reference on their early work, and covered “Neon Lights” on their 1991 album, Sugar Tax. The electronic band Ladytron were inspired by Kraftwerk’s song “The Model” when they composed their debut single “He Took Her To a Movie”. Richard D James (Aphex Twin), has noted Kraftwerk as one of his biggest influences and called Computer World as a very influential album towards his music and sound. Björk has cited the band as one of her main musical influences. Electronic musician Kompressor has cited Kraftwerk as an influence. The band was also mentioned in the song “Rappers We Crush” by Kompressor and MC Frontalot (“I hurry away, get in my Chrysler. Oh, the dismay!/Someone’s replaced all of my Backstreet Boys with Kraftwerk tapes!”). Dr. Alex Paterson of The Orb listed The Man-Machine as one of his 13 most favourite albums of all time. According to NME, Kraftwerk’s pioneering “robot pop” also spawned groups like Prodigy, and Daft Punk.

Kraftwerk inspired many acts from other styles and genres. David Bowie’s “V-2 Schneider”, from the 1977’s “Heroes” album, was a tribute to Florian Schneider. Post-punk bands Joy Division and New Order were heavily influenced by the band. Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis was a fan, and showed his colleagues records that would influence their music. New Order’s song “Your Silent Face” has some similarities with “Europe Endless”, the first song on Trans-Europe Express, and had a working title of KW1, or Kraftwerk 1. New Order also recorded a song called “Krafty” that appeared as a single and on the album Waiting for the Sirens’ Call. New Order also would sample “Uranium” in their 1983 songs “Blue Monday” and “The Beach”. Siouxsie and the Banshees recorded a cover of “Hall of Mirrors” on their Through the Looking Glass album. Pop American band Blondie have admitted in several occasions that Kraftwerk were an important reference for their sound by the time they were working on their third album Parallel Lines. Actually, the worldwide smash hit “Heart of glass” turned radically from an initial reggae-flavoured style to its distinctive electronic sound in order to imitate the technological approach of Kraftwerk’s albums and adapt it to a disco concept. In this respect, Blondie’s member Chris Stein has stated: “We didn’t expect the song to be that big (…) We weren’t thinking about selling out, we were thinking about Kraftwerk and Eurodisco”. U2 recorded a cover version of “Neon Lights” and included it as the B-side of their 2004 single “Vertigo”. The band also performed some Kraftwerk songs as snippets during live shows. U2’s frontman Bono also stated he is a huge fan of the German electronic band. Simple Minds recorded a cover of the Kraftwerk track “Neon Lights” and included it on an all-cover tunes album by the same name, they also played it live during their Graffiti Soul tour of 2009. Franz Ferdinand were inspired by Kraftwerk’s song “The Model” when writing their song “Walk Away”. The similarity is especially heard in the intro of the song. German industrial metal band Rammstein also covered a version of “The Model” entitled “Das Modell”, released as a non-album single in 1997.

| OFFICIEL HJEMMESIDE | 2008 DOKUMENTAR |

Written by admin

september 12th, 2013 at 8:00 am

Posted in bogomslag,musik

Tagged with , ,

AND SO IT GOES

leave a comment

KURT-VONNEGUT_AND-SO-IT-GOES-A-LIFE1000

Written by admin

september 3rd, 2013 at 8:00 am

Posted in bogrygge

Tagged with ,

ANNA KAVAN

leave a comment

ANNA-KAVAN_HARDBACKS1000

Written by admin

august 14th, 2013 at 8:00 am

Posted in bogrygge

Tagged with , ,

ANNA KAVAN

leave a comment

JEREMY-REED_ANNA-KAVAN1000

Written by admin

august 1st, 2013 at 8:00 am

Posted in bogrygge

Tagged with ,

B.S. JOHNSON

leave a comment

Born into a working class family, Johnson was evacuated from London during World War II and left school at sixteen to work variously as an accounting clerk, bank junior and clerk at Standard Oil Company. However, he taught himself Latin in the evenings, attended a year’s pre-university course at Birkbeck College and, with this preparation, managed to pass the university entrance exam for King’s College London. After he graduated with a 2:2, Johnson wrote a series of increasingly experimental and often acutely personal novels that would now be considered visual writing. In his early years he collaborated on several projects with a close friend and fellow writer, Zulfikar Ghose, with whom he produced a joint collection of stories, Statement Against Corpses. Like Johnson’s early stories (at least superficially) his first two novels, Travelling People (1963) and Albert Angelo (1964), at first appear relatively conventional in plot terms. However, the first novel uses several innovative devices and includes a section set out as a filmscript. The second includes famously cut-through pages to enable the reader to skip forward. His work became progressively even more experimental. The Unfortunates (1969) was published in a box with no binding (readers could assemble the book any way they liked, apart from the chapters marked ‘First’ and ‘Last’ which did indicate preferred terminal points) and House Mother Normal (1971) was written in purely chronological order such that the various characters’ thoughts and experiences would cross each other and become intertwined, not just page by page, but sentence by sentence. Johnson led and associated with a loosely-constituted circle of ‘experimental’ authors in Sixties Britain, which included Alan Burns, Eva Figes, Rayner Heppenstall, Ann Quin, Stefan Themerson, and Wilson Harris among others. Many of these figures contributed to London Consequences, a novel consisting of a palimpsest of chapters passed between a range of participating authors and set in London, edited by Margaret Drabble and Johnson. Johnson also made numerous experimental films, published poetry, and wrote reviews, short stories and plays. For many years he was the poetry editor of Transatlantic Review.

Written by admin

juli 23rd, 2013 at 8:00 am

Posted in bogrygge

Tagged with ,

JOHN BRUNNER

leave a comment

Written by admin

april 26th, 2013 at 8:00 am

NEAL CASSADY

leave a comment

Written by admin

april 14th, 2013 at 8:00 am

MICHAEL STRUNGE

leave a comment

Written by admin

marts 30th, 2013 at 8:00 am

Posted in bogrygge

Tagged with ,

JACK KEROUAC

leave a comment

Written by admin

januar 29th, 2013 at 8:00 am

Posted in bogrygge

Tagged with , ,

ERNEST HEMINGWAY

leave a comment

Written by admin

november 27th, 2012 at 8:00 am

JUBILEE HITCHHIKER

leave a comment

Written by admin

oktober 28th, 2012 at 8:00 am

ALICE B. SHELDON

leave a comment

Written by admin

september 6th, 2012 at 8:00 am

ANNE CARSON

leave a comment

A professor of the classics, with background in classical languages, comparative literature, anthropology, history, and commercial art, Carson blends ideas and themes from many fields in her writing. She frequently references, modernizes, and translates Ancient Greek literature. She has published fifteen books as of 2010, all of which blend the forms of poetry, essay, prose, criticism, translation, dramatic dialogue, fiction, and non-fiction.

Written by admin

september 2nd, 2012 at 8:00 am

Posted in billeder,bogrygge

Tagged with ,

BLANDINGER

leave a comment

Written by admin

juli 28th, 2012 at 8:00 am

THORKILD HANSEN

leave a comment

Written by admin

juli 12th, 2012 at 8:00 am

ANTHONY BURGESS

leave a comment

Written by admin

juni 16th, 2012 at 8:00 am

FDR

leave a comment

Written by admin

juni 2nd, 2012 at 8:00 am

Posted in bogrygge

Tagged with ,

I AM ALIVE AND YOU ARE DEAD

leave a comment

Written by admin

maj 31st, 2012 at 8:00 am

JULIAN MACLAREN-ROSS

leave a comment

Written by admin

februar 14th, 2012 at 8:00 am