Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 63

Thread: 33 1/3 Proposal List

  1. #1
    Entry level Alt kitt kat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    los angeles
    Posts
    6,081

    Default 33 1/3 Proposal List

    Don't know who reads these books...But they just closed the open proposals. Looks like they got nearly 600 book proposals for famous albums sent in.

    http://33third.blogspot.com/2009/01/longlist.html

    There's some good ones (esp. Dinosaur Jr. Woudl love to read a book about "You're Living All Over Me.") and some bad (BRITNEY? FALL OUT BOY?)

    What ones would you buy/read?

  2. #2
    Brackish African wmgaretjax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    18,553

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    I don't think they took my proposal seriously... Because it's not listed.

    I was deadly serious.

  3. #3
    Brackish African wmgaretjax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    18,553

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    I hope they accept the Young Jeezy one.

  4. #4
    Coachella Junkie shakermaker113's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    san francisco
    Posts
    15,046

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    what was your proposal?

    I never understood the point of these books. what do they tell you that you didn't know already?

  5. #5
    Beefy Soft Taco TommyboyUNM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Oppressing the white man
    Posts
    11,532

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    Animal Collective!! Woo!!!! jk don't mind me.

    Umm I think Iggy & The Stooges "Raw Power" and Tool "Aenima" would be good starts for me.

  6. #6
    Coachella Junkie Boourns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    nowhere
    Posts
    26,853

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    Pulp – Different Class
    Pulp – Different Class
    Pulp – This Is Hardcore
    Pulp – This Is Hardcore
    Pulp – This Is Hardcore
    10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater (?), 10/18 Culture Collide, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale, 11/7 Warpaint @ Echoplex, 11/12 Blonde Redhead @ Fonda

  7. #7
    Brackish African wmgaretjax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    18,553

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    I wanted to write about Merzbow's Houjoue from the point of view of an old Mercedes that has had all 6 CDs stuck in it's changer for the last 5 years.

  8. #8
    Entry level Alt kitt kat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    los angeles
    Posts
    6,081

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    I wanted to write about Merzbow's Houjoue from the point of view of an old Mercedes that has had all 6 CDs stuck in it's changer for the last 5 years.
    that actually sounds AMAZING

  9. #9
    Entry level Alt kitt kat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    los angeles
    Posts
    6,081

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    and if you sent one in, you should tell them it's not listed!

  10. #10
    Brackish African wmgaretjax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    18,553

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    Quote Originally Posted by kitt kat View Post
    and if you sent one in, you should tell them it's not listed!
    I did send it in. Maybe I will shoot them an email. I don't think I could ever commit to something like this anyway. I can only write seriously when I'm drunk. I don't get drunk often enough to finish a book.

  11. #11
    Coachella Junkie SoulDischarge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Vampire State Building
    Posts
    16,203

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    Black Oak Arkansas are on there. I'd imagine it'd have to be written from the perspective of the seam of the singers pants.


  12. #12
    old school zenidogx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Oakland
    Posts
    5,146

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    i can't believe these albums haven't had their own books:
    The Fugees – The Score
    George Harrison – All Things Must Pass
    Iggy and the Stooges – Raw Power
    Mogwai - Young Team
    Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

    and these should have one made sometime in the future, but not anytime soon:
    The White Stripes – Elephant
    of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
    The Decemberists - Picaresque

    i would have made a proposal for Picaresque had i known.
    have i mentioned how All Things Must Pass is the greatest album ever? well, it is.
    Quote Originally Posted by KungFuJoe View Post
    Here is all I'll say about borders ... the Los Angeles Angels.

  13. #13
    Coachella Junkie Pixiessp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    7,263

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    there are way too many from that list that i would want to read.

    I'd probably start with these:
    Pornography-The Cure
    Are we not men-DEVO
    Dummy-Portishead
    Queen II-Queen
    A Ghost is Born-Wilco
    Spirit of Eden-Talk Talk
    Rumours-Fleetwood Mac(this would be the juiciest one for sure)

    If I had taken part in this I would have nominated these:
    The Colour of Spring-Talk Talk
    Siren-Roxy Music
    The Kick Inside-Kate Bush
    Misery is a Butterfly-Blonde Redhead
    Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons-Blonde Redhead
    Blue Sunshine-The Glove
    Quote Originally Posted by insbordnat View Post
    If you're in a relationship that causes Ancestry.com to crash, it's probably inappropriate.

  14. #14
    old school Tylerdurden31's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY...the non-hipster part
    Posts
    3,847

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    if they actually do the book for Emergency & I, I will be the first in line to read it.

    I also would've suggested Jawbox - For Your Own Special Sweetheart

    and whoever the jackass is that picked Phantom Power over Rings Around the World by Super Furry Animals obviously doesn't have Rings Around the World

  15. #15
    old school stuporfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Brooklyn, New York
    Posts
    4,574

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    My proposal is among the hundreds.

    Alas...
    Quote Originally Posted by garspaceman View Post
    well hello my fancy pants.

  16. #16
    Coachella Junkie paulb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    North Woods, WI
    Posts
    18,841

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    I LOVE my Pauls Boutique 33 1/3 book...I may pick up the Slayer Reign In Blood 33 1/3 book aswell.
    Upcoming Shows:
    Coachella: 4/10-12 @ Empire Polo Fields

  17. #17
    Coachella Junkie shakermaker113's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    san francisco
    Posts
    15,046

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    again, can someone please explain to me what they reveal? I look at these books and expect them to be a "dummies guide to...", which is only useful if you know nothing about it. Is it more than that? What the hell can these people who didn't work on the albums tell us about our favorite records?

  18. #18

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    The Church – Priest = Aura


    wow ! this of course would be a dream to me....

    there isn't a musician i idolize more than Steve Kilbey of the Church
    Quote Originally Posted by RotationSlimWang View Post
    Say goodbye to that acid, Greg.

  19. #19
    Entry level Alt kitt kat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    los angeles
    Posts
    6,081

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker113 View Post
    again, can someone please explain to me what they reveal? I look at these books and expect them to be a "dummies guide to...", which is only useful if you know nothing about it. Is it more than that? What the hell can these people who didn't work on the albums tell us about our favorite records?
    Groan.

    They're all different...But a majority of the books have the author's interview the band/the engineers/the producer/WHATEVER. They're actually really great because no matter how many reviews you read, you still don't KNOW about the album. They also give a lot of history, and for bands that have pretty obscure/muddled histories like NMH and MBV, the books are a good historical jumping point. I learned so much from reading these books.

    Just fucking read one. They're only like 100pgs or so.

  20. #20
    Coachella Junkie shakermaker113's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    san francisco
    Posts
    15,046

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    Quote Originally Posted by kitt kat View Post
    Groan.

    They're all different...But a majority of the books have the author's interview the band/the engineers/the producer/WHATEVER. They're actually really great because no matter how many reviews you read, you still don't KNOW about the album. They also give a lot of history, and for bands that have pretty obscure/muddled histories like NMH and MBV, the books are a good historical jumping point. I learned so much from reading these books.

    Just fucking read one. They're only like 100pgs or so.
    thank you.

    I mean groan.

  21. #21
    Dark Lord mountmccabe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    The Mission
    Posts
    12,098

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    Quote Originally Posted by kitt kat View Post
    Groan.

    They're all different...But a majority of the books have the author's interview the band/the engineers/the producer/WHATEVER. They're actually really great because no matter how many reviews you read, you still don't KNOW about the album. They also give a lot of history, and for bands that have pretty obscure/muddled histories like NMH and MBV, the books are a good historical jumping point. I learned so much from reading these books.

    Just fucking read one. They're only like 100pgs or so.
    I am not sure that I would state it in that fashion. I have read five - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Bee Thousand, Endtroducing..., Master of Reality and Horses - and of those I would only say that Endtroducing... "[had] the author's interview..." Also I would say that was the least interesting of the five.

    Master of Reality is fiction, written from the point of view of a teenager that likes the album.

    The others (that I have read) are all what I would consider the default type of book, a general history of things around the album. They all have a different scope, though. Bee Thousand focuses on the recording process and the songs themselves, Aeroplane is an attempt at a complete story of the band, Horses takes quite a broad critical approach, very literary, very much an attempt to discuss the culture at the time and how this album fits. I suppose some of these have original statements from people involved in the album but in no way is that the focus.

    I think I have learned the most from Horses (even though I haven't quite finished), a good amount from Bee Thousand and a little from Aeroplane. I have a GbV biography/band book somewhere that is a lot thicker and if I had finished that this 33 1/3 book probably would be superfluous. If you prefer 500 page tomes then these 150 page things may not be your thing.

    I like 'em.
    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    I feel like dad-rock wouldn't get so bad of a rep if we called it pop-rock

  22. #22
    Dark Lord mountmccabe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    The Mission
    Posts
    12,098

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    Also my favorite submission from that list is

    Wilco – Forthcoming 2009 Album
    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    I feel like dad-rock wouldn't get so bad of a rep if we called it pop-rock

  23. #23
    Entry level Alt kitt kat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    los angeles
    Posts
    6,081

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    ^Well, if they don't interview the artist, they interview people connected with the scene, etc, like in the NMH book. (Which, BTW is EXCELLENTLY organized and written IMHO.)

    The Loveless one is very good, and the Low one is STELLAR.

  24. #24
    Brackish African wmgaretjax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    18,553

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    I'm in the middle of the Sonic Youth one... It's a little overeager... But there is some really good stuff in it.

  25. #25
    Entry level Alt kitt kat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    los angeles
    Posts
    6,081

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    ^Agreed. I read that one over break.

  26. #26
    Brackish African wmgaretjax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    18,553

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    Quote Originally Posted by kitt kat View Post
    ^Agreed. I read that one over break.
    The dude clearly loves the album, he just tries a little hard to speak about it in poetic terms.

  27. #27
    Coachella Junkie Pixiessp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    7,263

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    I read "Doolittle" and am preparing to read "Rid of Me".
    Quote Originally Posted by insbordnat View Post
    If you're in a relationship that causes Ancestry.com to crash, it's probably inappropriate.

  28. #28

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    Doolittle = awesome

    Loveless = awesome

    U2 = total Horseshit. AVOID AVOID AVOID


    just started the MATS one
    Quote Originally Posted by RotationSlimWang View Post
    Say goodbye to that acid, Greg.

  29. #29
    Coachella Junkie bballarl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    14,949

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    Quote Originally Posted by Pixiessp View Post
    I read "Doolittle" and am preparing to read "Rid of Me".
    Rid of Me is terrible.

  30. #30
    The Encyclopedia bmack86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bishop, CA
    Posts
    28,448

    Default Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    On a similar note, anyone read the Sonic Youth biography that just came out recently? It's awesome except when he talks about the songs, because then the author seems like he's disconnected. Other than that, it's a great history of a really cool band.
    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    Remember Hitler? I don't but here we are again .. cr****

Similar Threads

  1. Spiritualized Marriage Proposal Pics?
    By BlueGirl in forum Past Experiences
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 01-21-2009, 08:02 AM
  2. Proposal to ban the word "emo"
    By JebusLives in forum Music Lounge
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 12-03-2008, 02:18 PM
  3. Set List???
    By DeadSkin in forum Line Up/Artists
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04-09-2007, 07:19 PM
  4. So who's on your must see list?
    By ThunderInTheSky in forum Line Up/Artists
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-08-2007, 04:28 PM
  5. Are You On The List?
    By Ludichrist in forum Misc. Lounge
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 02-07-2007, 12:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •