Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rainy Saturday Morning...

Watching Valley of The Dolls--which starred Manson victim Sharon Tate and the ever fabulous Patty Duke. The movie is good enough for me to want to check out the real thing...the book. I also noticed a couple of literary connections from the "Valley of The Dolls" song was the tune that the character Marla Singer would hum in the movie version of Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club.  I found this to be funny and wish I had my old scrapped up/marked on version of the novel to double check to see if there is a reference to the song. That book was so precious to me, it had different literary notes and critiques, dissection of the book marked at least three different times from having read it. I wish I wasn't so sentimental and let my ex-lover borrow it.

SO, I recently got a kindle from my Amazon.com wishlist from a devout and faithful sub and downloaded and started reading Valley of The Dolls. I really like her haphazard style of writing, its very common and matter of fact in tone that you just get sucked into the story. It makes me wonder if writers like Bret Easton Ellis and Chuck P, write with the same kind of style of brute honesty that juxtaposes the socially palatable successful being candy coated while their inside is nothing but a rotting mess of a person: Clay in Ellis' Less Than Zero, Palahniuk's  Jack/Tyler Durden character from Fight Club, and here the triad of Doll victims: O'Hara, Anne, and Jenn.

This morning I also decided to listen to some records while  I stretch and start out my day. The Dirty Projector's Bitte Orca  is one of my favorites of the last couple years. I keep getting the following song in my head, I love the beat and the vocals behind it.


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