Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

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Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

Postby billy » 14 Nov 2017, 08:05

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Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

I enjoyed Viv's book more than Cosey's. This should definitely be worth a read.
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Re: Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

Postby Minnie the Minx » 14 Nov 2017, 12:16

Doubleplusgood/slurp!
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Re: Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 14 Nov 2017, 12:51

I'm very interested -

read more on the book, her career, and was truly astonished. This from someone who knows little about Viv, The Slits, apart from a couple of tracks that I hold dear.

May I just say that she aged astonishingly well? It's not something that one has under real control, but seeing the photo and then learning she was born in 1954... well, I was surprised.

I'm going to order it today.
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Re: Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

Postby Snarfyguy » 14 Nov 2017, 14:25

I really enjoyed her first one, so why not?

People use the overuse the word "brave" regarding memoirs, but I found it apt w/r/t hers. She didn't shirk from what was really a pretty ruthless and honest self-examination, but it was also lively and engaging.
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Re: Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 14 Nov 2017, 17:21

Any mention of Viv reminds me of our own Mr. Bellows :(
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Re: Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

Postby billy » 14 Nov 2017, 19:35

Tom Waits For No One wrote:Any mention of Viv reminds me of our own Mr. Bellows :(


Yes indeed. He was the most loveliest of tomcats. Any mention of The Ruts does the same :-(
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