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Posts Tagged ‘DJ Spooky’

James Joyce Spotify Playlist

For all the modernists in the audience, Spotify Classical Playlists has created a 38-song collection of music from (and inspired by) the work of novelist James Joyce.

Here’s more about the list from Spotify Classical Playlists: “[it includes] Syd Barrett‘s Golden Hair (based on a poem from Chamber Music), Kate Bush‘s Flower Of The Mountain (based on Molly’s soliloquy), Jefferson Airplane‘s Rejoyce, John Cage‘s Roaratorio (based on Finnegans Wake), Finnegan’s Wake by The Dubliners … The playlist starts with Eolian Episode from Ulysses, mixed to Satie‘s Gnossiene, and ends with April/ALP from Wake, mixed to the music of Oval, both passages were read by Joyce himself, and mixed by DJ Spooky.”

Follow this link to get a Spotify invite for the free service. Once you have an account, check out our Thomas Pynchon Spotify playlist, our Ann Patchett Spotify playlist and the new James Joyce Spotify playlist. If you create a Spotify playlist with music from a specific author, be sure to share it with us.

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Little Brother, DJ Spooky Finally Ready to Party

little-brother-cover.jpgBack in April, I told you about Cory Doctorow‘s Little Brother, which I consider the most important YA novel of the year. A month or so later, Doctorow was supposed to take part in a reading/party to raise funds for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Unfortunately, circumstances forced a rescheduling—the good news is that it’s tomorrow Thursday night, and there are still, I’m told, a couple dozen tickets left through the CBLDF website.

After Doctorow reads at the Helen Mills Theater, DJ Spooky will give a presentation based on his new anthology, Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture—and after that, he’ll be working the afterparty at Sutra Lounge. $20 gets you into both events, or it’s $10 if you just want to go clubbing—either way, the funds go to support the CBLDF’s work on behalf of comic book writers, artists, and vendors in need of legal support.