Max Reality - G -
Sharper Image Design's ingenious little 3-oz. gadget holds keys, records a voice memo and shines a bright LED flashlight.
David Gates - The Wonders of the Invisible World
Short stories about adultery, alcohol and other drugs, music, literature, domestic isolation, failed writers and other artists, set in isolated rural areas.
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Nobody knows the identity or the story of the girl in Vermeer's painting "Girl With a Pearl Earring." Novelist Tracy Chevalier invents Griet, a maid newly hired by the Vermeer household. Griet's principle responsibility is to clean the master's studio without moving anything. One day, the master informs the girl that she is to sit for a portrait commissioned by a lecherous customer of the master's art. Complications ensue...
The Brethren by John Grisham
A really exciting book.
Gap Creek by Robert Morgan
The story of a young couple's life in the beginning years of their marriage, from the poet laureate of Appalachia. "Morgan is among the relatively few American writers who write about work knowledgeably. . . his stripped-down and almost primitive sentences burn with the raw, lonesome pathos of Hank William's best songs." (New York Times Book Review)
GALILEO'S DAUGHTER [Audio Cassette] unabridged editionA Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love. By Dava Sobel. Narrator: George Guidall.
Galileo Galilei dropped cannonballs off the leaning tower of Pisa, developed the first
reliable telescope, and was convicted by the Inquisition for holding a heretical
belief--that the earth revolved around the sun. The daughter of the title was Virginia,
eldest of Galileo's three illegitimate children. She spent her adult life in the
Franciscan convent of San Matteo, near Florence, as Suor Maria Celeste, a name she chose
(according to Sobel) "in a gesture that acknowledged her
father's fascination with the stars."
Link to the harcover edition of Galileo's Daughter
Arthur S. Golden - Memoirs of a Geisha
Sue Grafton - O is for Outlaw
Best books of the 20th Century
André Gide - The Immoralist
André Gide's The
Immoralist was first published in 1902. What was seen then as a story of
dereliction, translates today into a tale of introspection and fierce self-discovery.
Genesis proved that you can put in 53 minutes of sounds as much music as all the other creators altogether in the 70's decade. Singer Peter Gabriel's heady mixture of dark drama and cryptic commentary is tied to some of the band's most stunning arrangements: Steve Hackett's violin-like guitar melodies on "Firth of Fifth," Tony Banks's synth arpeggios on "The Battle of Epping Forest," and crisp, tight drumming throughout from Phil Collins. Collins makes his Genesis lead vocal debut on the acoustic "More Fool Me."
Selling England By the Pound represents the best progressive rock ever made.
Gentle Giant - The Power and the Glory
Gentle Giant were formed from the ashes of Simon Dupree and The Big Sound, who had hit the UK Top 10 in 1967 with the psychedelic "Kites". Giant were a more adventurous and idiosyncratic outfit, featuring the Shulman brothers - Derek (vocals), Ray (bass) and Phil (horns) - alongside Gary Green (guitar), Kerry Minnear (keyboards) and Martin Smith (drums).
Their debut LP, Gentle Giant (1970, reissued Mercury 1997), set the tone for an eclectic and complex musical career, boasting eccentric time signatures and a wide range of instrumentation (strings, recorders, saxophones) with a subtle heaviness never far behind. Acquiring The Taste (1971, reissued Mercury 1997) and Three Friends (1972) consolidated the style, gaining them a small but fervent following. The music was a little too eccentric and uncompromising for mass acceptance, though, on the plus side, it avoided the pomp of many of their peers, approaching complicated material with a playful, personal and often humorous touch. 1974's The Power And The Glory actually broke into the US Top 50.
Garbage - Version 2.0
Philip Glass, along with Steve Reich, La Monte Young, and Terry Riley, helped shape the minimalist movement. His highly recognizable style has won Glass wide critical and commercial acceptance. Glass's music is marked by its repetitions and bright keyboard figures, and he has made important inroads into scoring music for films and unconventional operas.
Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi
Philip Glass, one of our reigning minimalists, studied under Darius Milhaud and Nadia Boulanger in Paris and his music has always had a quiet Debussy-like character to it. What is amazing is that Glass is one of the minimalists who have made a successful transition into opera (John Adams is the other).
This is an extraordinary retelling of the classic story "The Beauty and the Beast", this time based on the Jean Cocteau film La Belle et la Bete.
Philip Glass - Music With Changing Parts
Philip Glass - Glassworks
& Transputer Qasar. 2005.