Afternoon Bites: Andrey Kurkov, “David Comes to Life,” Rocky Votolato, and more

“Kurkov’s books are published in English by a crime series and do involve death, guns, money, and sex, but no one should expect Lord Peter Wimsey here.” Anthony Olcott on Andrey Kurkov’s Russian crime fiction (with added penguins), at the Los Angeles Review of Books. Emily Gould on Zuccotti Park and Foley Square on November 14th and 15th. Band Booking alumnus Rocky Votolato is going the Kickstarter route for his next album, Television of Saints. A call for proposals from […]

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Christmas Eve Soundtrack

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd4RFPPYxp8&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Fucked Up – “Do They Know it’s Christmas?” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a5fHMlb4V0&hl=en_US&fs=1&] King Diamond – “No Presents for Christmas” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbIdCfqyvJk&hl=en_US&fs=1&] The Sonics – “Don’t Believe in Christmas” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjaPXihbORk&hl=en_US&fs=1&] The Kinks – “Father Christmas” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrAwK9juhhY&hl=en_US&fs=1&] The Pogues – “Fairytale in New York” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVsc74O2sks&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Brenda Lee – “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnthgtwQ-ok&hl=en_US&fs=1&] The Fall – “No Christmas for John Quays”

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