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Write a Book of Debt Everyone Must Pay

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The Pernice Brothers  B.S. Johnson  buy on itunes
XTC  The Mayor of Simpleton  buy on itunes
The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers  Ammunition for a Bolt-Action Heart  buy on itunes
Richmond Fontaine  Montgomery Park  buy on itunes
The Rollstons  Exploring the Fingerboard  buy on itunes
The Delgados  Ballad of Accounting  buy on itunes
John Wesley Harding  Career's Service  buy on itunes
Johnny Dangerously  Junk Culture  buy on itunes
Rocky Votolato  Prison Is Private Property  buy on itunes
Ral Partha Vogelbacher  Red Hot Tugboat  buy on itunes
McLusky  1956 and All That  buy on itunes
The Suicide Machines  Numbers  buy on itunes
Luke Haines  I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass  buy on itunes
James  Laid  buy on itunes
Daniel Johnston  Psycho Nightmare  buy on itunes
Kraftwerk  Pocket Calculator  buy on itunes
The Auteurs  Tombstone  buy on itunes
Blumfeld  Von der Unm÷glichkeit, "nein" zu sagen, ohne sich umzubringen  buy on itunes
Pulp  This Is Hardcore  buy on itunes
The Paper Chase  I Did a Terrible Thing  buy on itunes
The Olivia Tremor Control  Define a Transparent Dream  buy on itunes
Baader Meinhof  Theme from 'Burn Warehouse Burn'  buy on itunes
The Unicorns  Ready to Die  buy on itunes


This is an odd little mix I made last week while having the song "B.S. Johnson" by the Pernice Brothers on heavy rotation and consequently re-reading the book "Christie Malry's Own Double Entry" by B.S. Johnson. Essentially, this is my attempt at a soundtrack to this book - not the most consistent collection of music ever burnt on CD, to be sure, but I think it covers all the essential ingredients of that book: the first few songs attempt to trace the background of the main character (a simple guy with a fucked up life and a crappy job as an accountant - I tried to go for a blend of individual doom and general social criticism), while the second half is filled with songs of terrorism and violence. Thrown in, for good measure, are a few songs about sex, a few accounting references, and some of those moments where the author reminds us of the artificiality of the whole story. That was the plan, anyway. The cover artwork is a blatant and not very well-executed rip-off and will look a bit like what you see below, except that I'm having all sorts of technical difficulties right now that might change all that.
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Date: 10/16/2006
Very interesting. I like the cover just how it is too. Really like that Delgados cover and the Richmond Fontaine, Ral Partha, OTC, & James picks.
Date: 10/16/2006
Fascinating -- both the idea and the execution thereof. I agree with Barry, leave the cover as it is. I will avoid all the hideous "accountancy" puns that spring, unbidden, to mind -- you know the kind of thing: "audi(o)try"; "well balanced" etc. etc. -- Cripes! I'm my own worst enemy.
Date: 10/16/2006
all i can say is, i should go ahead and read that book, but maybe before i do that i'd like to listen to this! lookin' good!
Date: 10/17/2006
This looks more fantastic than it has any right to be.
Date: 11/25/2006
Rob Conroy
Date: 12/6/2006
Love the XTC, OTC, Kraftwerk, Daniel Johnston, Luke Haines, and Pulp picks.
Date: 12/8/2006
How did I miss this one? If the darn Exhibits were working, this would be featured in "The Reading Room."
Terrorism, violence, sex, and accounting - how could ya go wrong with that combination.
Date: 12/23/2006

What a fabulous narrative. You have the custom made opener from the Pernice Brothers, and the songs seem to fit perfectly with the story, or at least my understanding of the story. The Ral Partha Vogelbacher > McLusky sequence is a stunner; it goes from cool planning of terrorist acts to an explosion of violence. Well chosen songs all the way thru. It was like a book that I could not put down.

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