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On My Bookshelf

I’ve been reading A Year with Swollen Appendices: Brian Eno’s Diary by, well…Brian Eno. It’s literally his diary, but from 1995, and I’ve been matching my reading with the actual entry dates.

Anyway, it’s chock-a-block with quotable aphorisms and witty asides, from the banal-yet-relatable…

“Home early. Cinema: The Madness of King George – between so-so and OK. Like most movies, I shall probably never think of it again.”

…to the utterly profound:

“Saying that cultural objects have value is like saying that telephones have conversations.”

It’s not only great reading, it’s also a beautifully designed book. Highly recommended.



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