a. Barbie and the Rockers: The Fan (1987)
THE FIRST TIME I HEARD series is a new book project by novelist Scott Heim (who wrote Mysterious Skin, which was made into a recent film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt). In this series of books, notable musicians and writers tell their stories of the “first time” they heard the music of a particular iconic band or artist.
The first five installments in the series focus on (1) Joy Division / New Order, (2) Cocteau Twins, (3) David Bowie, (4) The Smiths, and (5) Kate Bush. The books are only 2.99 each, and are available at Amazon:
"People parted, years passed, they met again - and the meeting proved no reunion, offered no warm memories, only the acid knowledge that time had passed and things weren’t as bright or attractive as they had been."-Valley of the Dolls (via onesideofanampersand)
Patti Smith’s tribute to Virginia Woolf. Inspired by the novel The Waves.
Virginia Woolf’s personal collection of William Shakespeare’s works.
“Best super villain plan ever.”