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Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 08:05
by billy
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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.

Re: Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 12:16
by Minnie Cheddars
Doubleplusgood/slurp!

Re: Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 12:51
by Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman
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.

Re: Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 14:25
by Snarfyguy
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.

Re: Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 17:21
by Tom Waits For No One
Any mention of Viv reminds me of our own Mr. Bellows :(

Re: Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 19:35
by billy
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 :-(