Summer Good Reads and Sweet Listening

May 23rd, 2012

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Anybody up for a summer reading and listening meetups?

My tailend-of-spring-waiting-for-summer-bouncing-music starts with The Cardigans Lovefool; then hits Just A Girl by No Doubt; mixes in another version of Gwen Stefani with The Sweet Escape; (and, of course, a little Call Me Maybe – the version by Carly Rae Jepsen); continues on with Limp Bizkit’s Break Stuff; gives due to MJ with Remember the Time; swings some with the Take Me There Remix – Blackstreet; goes with Try Me, I Know We Can Make It to remember Donna Summer; reminds me why I love a good pop tune when B.o.B. kicks So Good; gets sweet and sassy with Kimbra’s Cameo Lover; and, keeps me moving with Gossip’s Pop Goes the World.

I’m not one for reading on a beach, but here are the words I’ll check out this summer:

  • Sherry Turkle’s Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
  • The Metropolis Case: ANovel by Matthew Gallaway
  • 33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day by Dorian Lynskey
  • Lawrence Lessig’s Republic, Lost
  • The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard, Ron Padgett, editor
  • David Weinberger’s Too Big To Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room
  • Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success by Chip Conley
  • Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments
  • What Was the Hipster?: A Sociological Investigation edited by Mark Greif, Kathleen Ross, and Dayna Tortorici
  • Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
  • Toure’s Who’s Afraid of Post Blackness? What It Means to Be Black Now

Let me know if you’re down.

Peace.

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