Two Fender Telecasters (USA) (see here: http://fastfude.org/topic.php?id=30303)
Price reduced to £525 each.
Fender Twin Reverb – silverface, 135W. Missing footswitch. I know it always says this, but it literally was recently revalved. Played by the guy from Damon & Naomi (Damon, i guess) and the guy from Frightened Rabbit and Andrew Bird and someone else quite famous when they played Belfast not long ago. Too big for me – I needed it when Julip were playing as a five / six piece but it’s absurdly loud for what I do these days. I’ll be making a big loss on it if I sell at £675, but that’s what I’ll do.
UFIP hi-hats. Don't know the model but they're really loud and great for rock; again, much too loud for what I do these days. £30.
(all very good or excellent condition unless stated)
Cormac McCarthy – The Road
One of my favourite ever novels. Unbelievably bleak. Almost no punctuation. First edition. £5
Richard Dawkins – The God Delusion
You know. It’s good. £6
Melvyn Bragg – The Adventure of English
Enjoyable story of how the English language was shaped. £5
George Monbiot – Heat / The Age of Consent
Heat is subtitled “How to Stop the Planet Burning” and is about climate change and such. The Age of Consent is about Monbiot’s ideas on democracy, including an outline for a world parliament. £6 each
A. C. Grayling – The Meaning of Things
The philosophy of everyday life, or something. £5
Colm Toibin – Mothers & Sons
Short stories. £5
Paul Muldoon – Horse Latitudes
His most recent collection of poems (I think). Great. £5
Martin Amis – The Second Plane
His writings on 9/11, including a couple of short stories. £5
Motson’s National Obsession
Bunch of stupid football stats with Motty’s name on it. Bleh. £4
AC Grayling – Against All Gods
Six essays on you know what. S’good. £5
Kingsley Amis – Everyday Drinking
Collection of his wondrous writings on booze. £5
Steven Pinker - The Stuff of Thought
Amazing book on language and neurolinguistics. Good chapter on swearing. Bit battered. £3.50
Leagues o’Toole – The Humours of Planxty
Funny and engaging story of the legendary folk band. £3
Dave Eggers – You Shall Know Our Velocity
A bit like On The Road, only modern. I love Dave Eggers. £3. I also have McSweeny’s issue 1-3 for sale (£7 each), and the Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans, McSweeney’s’ humourous collection (£6). Oh, and Comedy by the Numbers, their guide to being funny (£6). Guaranteed results!
James Hatfield – Fortunate Son
GWB’s early years examined. £3
Thomas Hardy – Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Penguin English Library edition. Real sad. £2
Kazuo Ishiguro – Never Let Me Go
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, if that means anything, which it doesn’t. Good book though. £3
John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men
Little tiny recent Penguin edition. £2
Ian McEwan – Saturday
The Observer reckons it’s “Dazzling… profound and urgent.” It made me want to live in London, anyway. £3
JM Coetzee – Disgrace
Won the Booker Prize, if etc etc and so forth. Made me glad I don’t live in South Africa. £3
Vladmir Nabokov – Pale Fire
Weird. A 999-line poem followed by totally deranged analysis. Apparently it’s a masterpiece. Bit fucked up. £2.50
John Kampfner – Blair’s Wars
Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
First edition. £3.50
Trevor Dann – Darker Than the Deepest Sea
Excellent biography of Nick Drake. Has all his tunings at the back, and you learn a lot about Drake’s upbringing. £3.50
Kurt Vonnegut – Mother Night / Slaughterhouse 5
Wonderful, really funny – if you don’t know Vonnegut yet, get involved. Latest editions. £3 each
Bill Murray (no, not that one) - Bhoys, Bears and Bigotry
Slightly academic look at the history and future of the Old Firm. Dunno why I bought this, but it was a good read. £3
Keane – the autobiography.
“Have that, you cunt.” The man, not the band, clearly. £2.50
Albert Camus – The Outsider
DBC Pierre – Vernon God Little
Won the Booker etc etc. Has swearing on nearly every page until about half way through, when he washes his mouth out. Got compared to Catcher in the Rye, but not by me. £5
Dave Eggers – What is the What.
Fictionalised account of a real survivor of the genocide in Sudan. Heartbreaking and funny and wonderful. First edition. £5
Mark Thomas – As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela
Investigation of the arms trade. First edition. £4
Christopher Hitchens – God is Not Great
A bit like the God Delusion, only angrier. First edition. £5
Christopher Hitchens – Orwell’s Victory
Impassioned defence of Orwell. £5.
DH Taylor – Orwell: The Life
The best biography of Orwell that I’ve read. £3
EM Forster – Howards End
Upon which On Beauty by Zadie Smith was based. That’s good too. Both for a fiver!
Viginia Woolf – The Waves / To The Lighthouse / Mrs Dalloway
Magic. Matching old Penguin Modern Classics editions. £10 for all three.
Al Franken – The Truth (With Jokes) / Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot
Did he get into the senate? Blimey. £3.50 each
DH Lawrence – Selected Poems
Look! We Have Come Through! £1.50
Jon Ronson – Them: Adventures with Extremeists
Sylvia Plath – The Bell Jar
Martin Amis – Dead Babies
His funniest book, i think
Martin Amis – House of Strangers
Absolutely not his funniest book. A bit fucked up.
Chuck Klosterman - Fargo Rock City
Very funny memoirs of a teenage metalhead.
Wendy Northcutt – The Darwin Awards
Daniel Levitin – This is Your Brain on Music
Sometimes annoyingly chatty, but contains some really exciting stuff about music and neurology
Charles Bukowski – What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire
Poetry collection, looks nice. £6.
Danny Wallace – Join Me / Yes Man. £3 each
Wilco – I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Maybe the best film I’ve seen about music. Double DVD. £6
Pavement – Slow Century
Worth it for the live shows alone. £6.
Galaxie 500 – 1987 –1991. £6.
Live stuff, documentaries, great. £6.
Metallica – Some Kind of Monster
WarpVision – The Videos. £6.
Jeff Buckley – Live in Chicago
Surprisingly good. £6. Could've just said all DVDs £6, couldn't i?
Low in Europe
Low travel around Europe. Wow. Some good tunes though. £yes, 6
Eels with Strings – Live at Town Hall
Look Around You
March of the Penguins
The West Wing
Seasons 1-7. 1-5 are really good, then it gets really silly. £50
Seasons 1-6. Gets very silly. £50
Well there you are. I have about a million CDs I don't need any more too, might list them but then, who listens to CDs any more? A lot of 12" albums too, but they're not here and I can't remember what there is. Don't have a record player at the moment so it seems silly to keep them.
There are loads more books like those above, and DVDs. I listed the ones I thought people would be most interested in, but if you want to have a look through the lot, I live in Ballyhackamore and you're more than welcome. Some guitar pedals, most Aston Villa shirts from 1987 - present and a few hundred Three Tales album available too.
Phone 07545 463927 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in anything. Can deliver in Belfast this weekend.
Niall, can I have
Melvyn Bragg – The Adventure of English and
John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men
would be interested in the ufip hats, but knowing what model they are is pretty important. could you pm me? could have a look at them.
Can I take the Wilco DVD please? Would be interested in seeing what else you have - I live sort of round the corner, Bloomfield Rd.
I think the National played through your Fender too.
messaged you Niall.