Hello and congrats on running an awesome blog! This Suburban Punk wants to know more about the reading habits of VW. For example, I've seen Ezra referencing P.G. Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh and Roald Dahl in interviews/on twitter. Is there a more comprehensive list out there? Thanks!
I’m sorry for the late reply lol but here, we made you a list:
- Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
- Making Haste From Babylon by Nick Bunker
- Favorite poets: Donne and Emily Dickinson
- Rudyard Kipling (he said he is his favorite writer in a 2008 interview)
- Favorite poem: The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams
- He has books by Samuel Beckett, Vladimir Nabokov and of course Evelyn Waugh on his bookshelf (Rolling Stone, 2010)
- The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll
- Autobiographies: Autobiography of Malcolm X and Anthony Kiedis’ autobiography
- Boys Like Us by Patrick Merla
- Zadie Smith
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
- Confidence Men by Ron Suskind
- Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
- Run River by Joan Didion
- Don DeLillo
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- Snow by Orhan Pamuk
- Le Freak by Nile Rodgers
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Demons, The Idiot, The Brothers Karamazov)
- Don DeLillo (Underworld, Americana, The Angel Esmeralda, Players, Ratner’s Star, Running Dog, Mao II, Libra, Falling Man, End Zone, White Noise)
- Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
- Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
- The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
- War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges
- The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht
- A Death in the Family by James Agee
- Junot Diaz (Drown, The Bried Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)
- Beautiful Children by Charles Bock
- Bernard Summer by David Nolan
- The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
- 2666 by Roberto Bolaño
- Albert Camus (The Fall, The Plague)
- *Baio reads about 40 books a year
Thanks for posting the Weenie Roast video! Do you know what the words are in the last line Ezra sings in Walcott? I know he often sings it live, but it's not part of the recorded version? PS. keep up the good work bb!
“Walcott, if you can’t find the mayor / then you must be the mayor / ruling cape cod tonight”
I remember the guys were doing a segment for CBS Sunday Morning. Do you perchance know when/if that will air? You are the sunshine of my day bc your blog is perfect. thanks bby
CBS Sunday hasn’t mentioned anything about it yet, but I’ll keep you posted!
you didnt answer my question about Major Lazer's song, Jessica! Again, do you know if he sung even the falsetto parts, aka the whole song? thanks again sorry for nagging
I get tons of messages lol so I probably didn’t see your first one, but yes it’s him and then his vocals were pitch-shifted as well
Hey can you please post links to reviews for the MVOTC? Including negative reviews if there are any. Please and thank you!
When Digby Sellars from and is it CT singing it? On the link to the downloads on your blog it says CT's solo project and I'm a little confused b/c I didn't know he had one. thanks :)
hi there! do you know where i can find/buy the full discography of l'homme run?
I think it's a more recent video but what video is the one where Ezra and Rostam are asked who from the band could date their sisters? Thanks!
do you know what the video is that ezra talks about baio being most likely to have 'trouble' on his license plate?
Hi, great site! Do you know which of the new songs Angel Deradoorian sings on? Thanks :)
She did the back up vocals on:
- Obvious Bicycle
- Worship You
- Young Lion