Every ATP festival, the curator likes to put on something special for their fans. Kelly Deal (the Breeders) ran a knitting club, which I never made it to. She claims that she used knitting to get over heroin, so it obviously has a powerful affect on the mind! Pavement’s Steve West ran a course on Stone Masonry, as you can see below.
Godspeed are carrying on the tradition, with their own book club.
The book list picked by Godspeed is as follows:
- A Book of Common Prayer – Joan Didion (Vintage Books)
- Antwerp – Roberto Bolano (W.W. Norton and Co)
- The Good Life: Sixty Years of Self Sufficent Living – Helen & Scott
- Nearing (Schocken Books)
- High Rise – J.G. Ballard (Harper)
- Jane Seymour’s Guide to Romantic Living – Jane Seymour (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
- Memory of Fire Trilogy – Eduardo Galeano (Da Capo Press Inc)
- Palestine – Joe Sacco (Jonathan Cape)
- Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow (Penguin)
At the Book Club for Nightmare Before Christmas, they will be discussing J.G. Ballard’s High Rise. For more information on all of these books please see this webpage. I’ve only read one of the books in Joe Sacco’s Palestine, but if you have time, be sure to read High Rise to be able to debate it’s merits with Godspeed!