New To You ep102a: Personal Taste 2
Welcome to the second “on” week of our show
New to You Show is getting out there. We have a twitter account @newtoyoushow where we’ll let you know new episodes are up and where we’ll pass along any news and updates related to the show!
This week our three hosts are Keith Vincent, John Holt, and Mary Varn.
Segment 1: The Stars My Destination (book) - or Tiger, Tiger
classic paperback version
John Holt (@lordjoho) recommends the 1950’s science fiction novel from New York writer Alfred Bester.
originally serialized over four issues of Galaxy
One of the two great novels by Bester from this time period. No movie adaptions as of yet, the audiobook is findable but not in print, but they’ve made a graphic novel (which is sadly now out of print!)
the cover to the collected graphic novel
Howard Chaykin’s art from the graphic novel
You can find this book on Amazon in Kindle and Trade Paperback format.
Segment 2: Central Reservation (album)
Mary Varn (npccomic.com) recommends a turn of the century album from a contemporary “folktronic” female singer-songwriter. Beth Orton’s Central Reserveration was released in 1999. A British musician, she collaborated with one of the Chemical Brothers on earlier albums, and with Ben Harper and Ben Watts on this album. You can find this album on Amazon, iTunes, Rdio, and Spotify, among others.
Segment 3: The Gods Must Be Crazy (film)
Keith Vincent (earthlingkeith.tumblr.com) recommends a South African comedic film that saw surprising success worldwide upon its release in the 80’s. Written, Directed, and Produced by James Uys, mathmetician teacher turned Justice of the Peace turned film maker, this is a refreshing take on filmmaking coming out of a period of gritty realism. The Movie is available from on DVD and through iTunes.
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