snapshots and observations

Thursday, 20 January 2011

on my coffee table this week

more recommendations from my beautiful coffee table
japan, brasil and an englishman in france.

book: put me back on my bike by william fotheringham
the story of tom simpson, the legendary cyclist. even if you're not a fan of cycling
this is a corking book.

cd: bossa nova
a 2 cd box set of bossa nova and the rise of brasilian music in the 1960's
it also comes with a cracking little book. great stuff.
why not bring a little sunshine into your january and chuck £11 at this ?

dvd: instant swamp
two of the best films i watched last year were japanese...
'fish story' and 'turtles are surprisingly fast swimmers'
this is by the director of the latter and is in a similar vein.
it's funny, it's quirky, it's very japanese... then again it's a little bit like amelie
and a little bit like almodovar films too.
you can usually pick this up for less than a fiver, but as ever i would have to say
if you've got more than a fiver to spend, go and buy 'fish story'

ok... time for a coffee.

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