📚 The notes 📚
I’m reading loads at the moment, and those books are having a major impact on the mixtape. I’ve started rereading Love Saves the Day (for the third time), and I’m just about to finish Der Klang Der Familie too (it’s about the birth of techno in Berlin). Both excellent books.
Over December, I read Please Kill Me (a brilliant oral history of punk in its broadest sense), and I also read Playing Changes (it’s a mixed bag to be honest, but there’s a couple of great chapters). The ever-excellent Shivvy bought me Night Fever, which I’m really excited to start, and also the Ian Schrager book/photobook on Studio 54 too, which is beautiful. I go through peaks and troughs with reading, but I’ve started reading both physical and Kindle books (I was solely Kindle), and I think it’s made a big difference to how much I’m retaining from reading – which is something I’ve been thinking about a lot, especially after reading this piece on the impact of skim-reading on the Guardian.