After finding my reading mojo pretty much absent in 2020 I’ve been enjoying getting back into books this year. Part of that has been helped by two decisions. To get back to reading actual paper books to get some escape from screens and to avoid ‘work’ related books. Then I saw this tweet from Aaron…… Continue reading [Book Report] Kill it with Fire by @bellmar
hatchet job (plural hatchet jobs) (idiomatic) A journalistic or other treatment which portrays its subject in a very unfavorable manner; a work of criticism which aims to destroy a reputation. Synonyms: slam piece, hit piece, traducement, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, defamation. This book by journalist Abraham Riesman is the very definition of a hatchet job. Relentless in its…… Continue reading [book report] True Believer – the rise and fall of Stan Lee
I am endlessly fascinated by tales from 20th Century New York City – stories about jazz, punk, hip hop, comics, TV, stand-up, the mob, fashion – all of it and more. Especially about the people who made it happen. I bought this book on a whim. I really didn’t know much about about Dapper Dan.…… Continue reading Book report 2021/01 – Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem
Post event comedown + solo stay in hotel + beer(s) + Twitter = sharing half formed ideas and essentially committing myself to massive projects. Again. Anyway… https://twitter.com/jukesie/status/1235614802963075072 https://twitter.com/jukesie/status/1235614806889000961 So this is the idea. A Kickstarter coffee table style art book (of decent production quality) that celebrates the stickers, designers, teams and stories from public service…… Continue reading The Stickerati
Just finished reading Little Rice the latest book by Clay Shirky after a recommendation from Russell Davies. First up I have to say training my brain to read Xiaomi as ‘show (but like shower) – me’ has been less than easy and it is safe to safe I will not be conversing in Mandarin (or…… Continue reading Little Rice. Little Read. Large Revelations.