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Options June 25, 2013: on the conduct of the world seeking beauty against government

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format New Approx. start time
rodion G.A.  alpha centauri   Options the lost tapes  strut      *   0:00:00 ()
theophilus beckford  now that you're dead   Options scandal ska          0:04:06 ()
django reinhardt  st louis blues   Options the definitive django series volume four          0:07:08 ()
ranking  chatty chatty people   Options           0:11:04 ()
peaking lights  birds of paradise dub version   Options 936          0:18:10 ()
shuggie otis  if you'd be mine   Options inspiration information+ wings of love        *   0:24:44 ()
benjamin diamond  in your arms ( we gonna make it)   Options       Single    0:31:07 ()
freddy cannon  Tallahassee Lassie   Options           0:34:02 ()
 
maria callas  mozart: don giovanni-or sai chi 'lonore act 1   Options arias by beethoven, mozart and weber          0:41:50 ()
hildegard knef  macky messer   Options       7"    0:43:50 ()
the cowsills  the rain, the park and other things   Options painting the day          0:47:01 ()
tenniscoats  letitino   Options all aboard!  chapter music      *   0:49:58 ()
tav falco's unapproachable panther burns  train kept a rollin"   Options it came from memphis vol 2 v/a          0:55:00 ()
slant 6  love shock   Options soda pop* rip off          0:57:06 ()
lisa collings  i'm getting hungry for your lovin'   Options stockingtop pop v/a dream babes v 8 v/a          0:59:31 ()
neon neon  praxis makes perfect   Options praxis makes perfect  lex      *   1:02:16 ()
 
pascal comelade  fragments/accidents   Options logique          1:11:17 ()
jonah thompson  get involved   Options good god! apocrypal hymns v/a  numero group      *   1:15:25 ()
clarence carter  they're gonna find us ( at the dark end of the street)   Options hall of fame vol 2 v/a  fame/ kent      *   1:20:07 ()
marianne dissard  le jour anniversaire (live)   Options           1:23:09 ()
lonnie holley  earthly things   Options just before music          1:28:14 ()
Senor Coconut Vs Kocani Orkestar  usti usti bab   Options Have Tuba Will Travel Transpacific Sound Paradise 2013 Premium          1:34:18 ()
wooden shjips  contact   Options           1:43:57 ()
marzipan marzipan  love song   Options the trees open their eyes on us        *   1:45:04 ()
greta keller  he's my secret passion   Options Art Deco: Sophisticated Ladies v/a          1:47:07 ()
brian harnetty   sunset in the east, sunset in the west   Options the star -faced one  atavistic      *   1:50:09 ()
bobby bland  two steps from the blues   Options two steps from the blues          1:58:28 ()
 
tia blake  betty & dupree ( rehearsal)   Options folksongs & ballads          2:10:23 ()
lemuel turner  Way Down Yonder Blues   Options imaginational anthem vol 6 origins of primitive guitar v/a  tompkins square        2:12:52 ()
  hong nian hui zhang sheng   OST In the mood for love by wong kar wai          2:15:47 ()
joyce  hotel universo   Options nelson angelo y joyce          2:17:41 ()
marcie blane  the hurtin kind   Options the complerte seville recordings          2:20:28 ()
jonti  nodlews way home   Options twirligig          2:22:52 ()
wild nothing  the body in rainfall   Options empty estate  captured tracks      *   2:24:42 ()
nkengas  anyi bundi igbo   Options destruction  secret stash  1973    *   2:28:01 ()
gloria jones  tainted love   Options           2:30:29 ()
Css  Girlfriend   Options planta  Sqe      *   2:32:28 ()
anna domino  take that   Options Les Filles du Crepuscule (V/A)          2:36:10 ()
sly& robbie  stepping out (mix)   Options Run Come Rally: Scott McDowell's 2013 Marathon Premium  wfmu        2:39:44 ()
amabis feat criolo/dj mako  para mulatu/blu   Options daora: underground sounds of urban brasil  mais um discos      *   2:44:16 ()
 
julia holter  moni mon amie   Options Ekstatis          2:55:03 ()
anna magnani  scapricciatello   Options       7"    2:58:36 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 6/25/13 9:02am berlusconi's nose:

It's 9 pm here in Beijing. Do you know where your children are?
  Tue. 6/25/13 9:02am common:

so gary numan. love it!
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:03am SeanG:

Good Morning! --greetings from a library listener
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:03am trouble:

good morning cheep cheep kawwww!
  Tue. 6/25/13 9:03am CW:

which way to the reform school?
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 9:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

Merry Half-Christmas, and to all a good sound.
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 9:05am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Good WFMtUesday!
  Tue. 6/25/13 9:05am berlusconi's nose:

I mean... It's 9 pm here in Beijing. Do you know where your chickens are?
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 9:05am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

AntiXmas!!!
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 9:07am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Trouble. Casting a wide net today?
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 9:07am PKNY:

The way things have been trending, it won't be long until Xmas stuff starts going on sale at half-Xmas.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:07am ausmanx:

i guess the greeks thought there was beauty IN government. it's been all donwhill since then! good evening all...
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 9:08am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

you can't spell Django w/out 'god'...
  Tue. 6/25/13 9:12am r i s k y:

Love this ranking track!
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:13am Trouble:

yes i know where my chickens are and where my child is: dj icepack is at fencing camp and my chix are hopefully annoying my hateful neighbor who plays lots of new nashville crap in his backyard at a painful volume. any volume would be painful for that dreck.
  Tue. 6/25/13 9:13am CW:

"You're not the girl you used to be, and you never were"
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:14am Lonious Monk:

bonjour trouble!
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:16am Trouble:

sleeeeeepy....
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:18am Trouble:

today's artist is from the isle of australia: anne ferran. thanks to ausmanx for introducing me~
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 9:18am Ken From Hyde Park:

At harvest time when I was a kid, we'd sometimes put a chicken up in the truck box and watch her feast on the grasshoppers & crickets in the wheat.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:20am Mike East:

I'm with you there, Trouble...baby woke me at 6am, and just wouldn't go back to sleep...til 7:30, but by that point I already had the first cup in me. Workin' til midnite tonight so I think this day will require constant caffination
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:20am Trouble:

o that sounds like chicken magic time to me...although we brought home some cicadas from a friends backyard and my chix were less than interested. most of them did happen to die en route, guess that was a turn off
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:20am Planet Tyler:

Morning Trouble - Blast the new nashville with Spectrum's Songs for Owsley - good antidote
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:21am βrian:

Swollen, purple skies over the tropical isthmus today. Good morning.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:24am βrian:

Fencing camp? Say, I have some slightly used iPhones I need to unload ...
  Tue. 6/25/13 9:25am berlusconi's nose:

cicadas don't live too long. Here in the Middle Kingdom they are a lot sweeter sounding and not so LOUd!
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:26am Adrian in London:

Fencing camp? Say, I have some fence posts in my garden that need straightening…
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:26am Adrian in London:

But seriously, fencing camp? How cool is that? I know someone whose daughter fences for the England team.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:27am braveness23:

B23 Here!
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 9:28am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...touché...
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:29am braveness23:

Anyone want a rooster? Woke up on Sunday morning to discover that one of our hens was actually a rooster... the most pathetic first attempts at crowing. Unfortunately over the last few days he's getting better at it.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:30am Trouble:

we can see who drank the benny hill juice for breakfast you crazee kids...icepack is living in jane austen's world. he fences and plays cello. i did not intend to make an out of century child, it just happened. actually there is a huge fencing scene in NJ /ny area. many of the high schools still have fencing teams.
  Tue. 6/25/13 9:32am berlusconi's nose:

Shuffle Otis doing L.A. based Philly sounds!
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:34am Adrian in London:

I did actually meet one of the women from the Benny Hill show once; she's now married to a circus-ey showman who sets his hat on fire, among other things.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:35am tim from champaign:

I want some Benny Hill juice. I want to run around and pat co-workers on their foreheads.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:35am ausmanx:

the turkish language has a form of address (like "Doctor..." or "Minister...") for "Master Violinist". now THAT'S a civilised language... i was reminded of this with all this fencing talk, since our Master Violinist is best known for playing fences...
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:36am sugarwolf:

"i did not intend to make an out of century child, it just happened."

suuurrreee
  Tue. 6/25/13 9:36am berlusconi's nose:

I mean Shuggie Otis doing Philly sounds in the middle of an L.A. Tune... Oh never mind!
  Tue. 6/25/13 9:37am Terry:

The song is incorrect, it is no longer "down in FLA" and should be "down in FL" - I'm just sayin
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 9:37am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Jane Leeves from 'Frasier' was a 'BennyHill girl'...
- I'm an out-of-century guy...I'm 20thCentury...
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:39am βrian:

"Thrust Home!"
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:40am βrian:

I tried fencing once, but didn't have the nose for it.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:41am Rev. Turnip Druid:

What it is!
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:42am tim from champaign:

trouble, play some Dennis Coffey. That will wake you up. Get it? Dennis COFFEY? Sorry.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:44am braveness23:

this song sounds like my rooster
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:46am βrian:

Now I know what a "messer" is.
  Tue. 6/25/13 9:47am berlusconi's nose:

故障:你的节目听起来不错!晚安北京...
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:48am Rick from SC:

Boy, you're all over the place this morning. I'm not complaining.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:48am βrian:

Hey, buddy. Your nose is pointing to prison.
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 9:48am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...☼HAPPY☼HAPPY☼HAPPY☼...
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:49am Trouble:

sugarwolf! you know i am a modern babe!! don't be spreading rumours....
  Tue. 6/25/13 9:50am Neg-guh-tor:

I want to run to YouTube to see The Cowsills sing this live or lip sync. I met Susan Cowsill a few years ago.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:51am Trouble:

the cowsills are a product of Rhode island!
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 9:51am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

leetle☆s♪
  Tue. 6/25/13 9:53am Neg-guh-tor:

I know you've heard 'On my Side' by the Cowsills. Great record!
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 9:55am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

blih♪blih♪blih♪blih♪biih♪blahh♩♩♩
luh♪luh♪luh♪luh♪luh♪lahhhhh♩♩♩
  Tue. 6/25/13 9:58am the reverand:

yay slant 6!
  Tue. 6/25/13 9:59am pierre:

Bonjour TROUBLE AND FRIENDS !!
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 9:59am βrian:

Their symbol must've been a Dodge Dart.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:00am Trouble:

bonjour pierre! love me a dodge dart! i had a sweet valiant
  Tue. 6/25/13 10:01am pierre:

i'm glad to be here (i'm always) but I can comment a bit, so yeah, glad to be commenting.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:04am Adrian in London:

Hey Pierre, can I ask you a question? Have you watched the French TV show Engrenages? You know the way les flics slap around the suspects – does that happen as much in real life?
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:06am braveness23:

someone please take my rooster...
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:08am βrian:

Cocorico, sweetheart!
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:11am mark:

fencing is great. which weapon did he choose - sabre, foil, or epee?
  Tue. 6/25/13 10:12am Patrick:

Hey trouble! Hope you are staying cool. Was hoping to hear Icepack today!
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:13am Trouble:

mark: icepack started out in sabre but now he is an epee child.
HEY patrick! icepack will be in and out this summer, as his bizee schedule allows...
  Tue. 6/25/13 10:14am pierre:

@ Adrian in London : I haven't seen this show, but police brutality in France is surely a real thing. Many anecdotes here and there have told me so. Often in french movies about that there a moment when it happens, the most famous one being a suspect being smashed by a phone book.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:18am mark:

that's cool. epeeists tend to be the nicest fencers. (i fenced sabre in college)
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:18am Adrian in London:

@Pierre. Yikes! And the thing that shocked me the most was when a rape victim had to be in the same room as her accused rapist during a meeting with the presiding judge. That would never happen in the UK. Cultural differences, i suppose.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:19am jamesie:

icepack heading for 6' 6"
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:20am yayson:

always solid tunage, trouble!
  Tue. 6/25/13 10:21am pierre:

I know, I've seen such things in documentaries as well, it surely is special, not to say surely difficult. Police and prison in France have a lot to improve in France. It's an often forgotten topic.

none related but, i'll be in your city this week end Adrian In London. :)
  Tue. 6/25/13 10:22am Neg-guh-tor:

This poor guy can't help 'slippin' around'.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:22am βrian:

Part of the Voting Rights act struck down. Oy.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:23am βrian:

Er, stricken ...
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:26am Adrian in London:

@pierre Oh, what are you doing here? If you need any cultural things to do I recommend looking at the website Run Riot.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:28am Rick from SC:

Lonnie!!!!!
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:28am Trouble:

hey jamesie! we will see just how tall the youngster gets, but he probably will be up there in the clouds...
merci yayson!
  Tue. 6/25/13 10:29am thatsyourtrouble:

I'm guessing you were talking about Beatrice Lillie. I haven't actually seen any of her films (and she didn't make very many), but I think she was mostly a legend of the stage, who chummed around with the likes of Noel Coward. (I don't think she was French--she was from Ontario and worked in the U.S. and the UK.) Even if the humor on her record doesn't hold up too well, you might enjoy reading about her very interesting career: see http://www.laynelittlepage.com/pages/the_real_beatrice_lillie.html.
  Tue. 6/25/13 10:30am Emily:

Good morning, Trouble!
  Tue. 6/25/13 10:31am pierre:

i'm visiting my girlfriend, Adrian. And thanks for the cultural tips ! It sure nice to know where to look before going to that unbelievably huge city
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:31am Trouble:

good morning emily!
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:32am Trouble:

DAMN. since i am on air, i can't dig too deep into the reports but the supreme court is truly not my friend right now...
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:32am Adrian in London:

@pierre Don't forget your parapluie! It *is* summer, after all!
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:34am Trouble:

thanks thatsyourtrouble! i will and i will give that disc another listen....
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 10:35am dc pat:

ah love Kocani Orkestar...
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 10:35am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- there is nothing the RightWing in the U.S. wants more than to keep minorities & the underpriviledged away from the polls & voting booths.
  Tue. 6/25/13 10:35am pierre:

ahahah… Adrian, is that this terrible ?
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 10:37am dc pat:

you are correct RRN63...it's the only way they can win since they have no ideas..
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 10:40am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- & America is the great representative Democracy of all time
- what is more fundamental than the Right to Vote?
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:42am βrian:

Why, the right to purchase votes?
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 10:42am Cheri Pi:

back from a workshop and ready to rumble!
  Tue. 6/25/13 10:43am pierre:

CHERI PI !
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 10:44am Cheri Pi:

Pierre!
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 10:48am dc pat:

oi Pi.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:57am Trouble:

hey cheri pi!
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 10:58am dc pat:

this brian harnetty piece is amazing.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 10:59am Trouble:

check out a great bobby blue bland video i put up on the facebook page, kiddeees: www.facebook.com...
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:00am Trouble:

fabulous record! can't say enough about that brian harnetty!!
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:08am mb:

Suprisingly I get no complaints at work whilst I play WFMU at low, low volume. The only consistent gripe I get is when the birds come on. How do I zing this guy? He's not even an old man at age 33.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:09am yayson:

the horatio hornblower series by cs forester is pretty swashbuckling.
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:10am Close Listener:

Moby Dick!
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:10am Lewis:

What about HG Wells? Also my daughter really dug into Sherlock Holmes.
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:10am Listener Gregory:

For DJ Icepack, one word: Sherlock Holmes. I read the stories when I was his age... I recall going through almost all of them in one summer.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:11am jamesie:

lord of the flies, animal farm, 1984, valis
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:11am caver_mike:

Hi Trouble - "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by Robert Heinlein.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:11am Rice Dream Girl:

Tolstoy - Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:11am Lewis:

Mary Shelly's Frankenstein is an amazing read and I expect well within his reach
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:11am Lee:

How about A Wrinkle in Time? One of my faves. there's a whole series that follows it, too, that get progressively more complicated...
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:12am Listener Bryan (the Professor):

Hey Trouble. It's nice to be back on these shores and listening in real time. When I was D's age I loved A Tale of Two Cities. I'm all for Close Listener's suggestion of Moby-Dick, but for a 12-year-old I'd probably suggest a prose or graphic adaptation first. xo
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:12am dale:

i read 'chariots of the gods' about that age. a 13 years old's mind will be fascinated by the prospect of aliens building the pyramids. well, 40 years ago that was true.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:12am ottovonbqe:

Magician: Apprentice by Raymond Feist is a good one for the middle school years.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:12am Detroit Mac:

Un Lun Dun by China Mielville is a wonderful fantasy novel. Youth by Joesph Conrad.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:12am andymorphic:

treasure island...or any robert louis stevenson for that matter
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:12am tim from champaign:

Mark Twain would be good for his age. Sounds like DJ Icepack could handle John Steinbeck.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:13am the glowing one:

if he's into science fiction, I also recommend Philip K. Dick, but he's actually a love or hate author.
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 11:13am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- if he likes Tolkien & Douglas Adams - has he found Terry Pratchett yet?
- 'Earthsea Trilogy' by Ursula K. LeGuinn is almost the only Fantasy that @ all bears comparison to Tolkien - he'll hoover it up in 15 min.s...
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:13am Listener Bryan (the Professor):

I'm all for Gregory's pitch for Sherlock Holmes, too. There's so much there. He'd be at it all summer. And does he do fantasy? That's a great age to tackle LoTR for the first time.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:13am tim from champaign:

Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein.
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:13am JS:

Homer's pretty great. (Fitzgerald translations probably work best for younger readers.) Twain. Swift. You can't go wrong with the classics! Then again there's tons of (also now classic) SF I remember reading at that age, like the Dune trilogy, Asimov, Zelazny, LeGuin, etc.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:13am ChrisB.:

Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:13am greg:

hey try giving him Red Shift, Alan Garner 1973 ... that was my discovery at about 12. Also Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:13am ottovonbqe:

Also Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy is good as I recall.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:13am Vivian:

Book suggestions - I read On the Road when i was a teen. What about Vonnegut? Clarke's 2001?
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:14am Rice Dream Girl:

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is a great one.
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:14am Nardo:

I'm actually contemplating the act of rereading The Once and Future King by T.H. White myself. I'd highly recommend this.
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:14am lowfocus:

Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere". I wish i could suggest his 'American Gods' too but its quite fuilthy for a twelvey. Also Tim Powers "Anubis Gates'.
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 11:15am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- has he inhaled Ray Bradbury yet?
...William Gibson might have to wait a year or two...
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:16am BaDaBen:

Robert Asprin "Another Fine Myth"; any of the Piers Anthony Xanth novels or his Incarnations of Immortality; also, I totally loved Pet Semetary by Stephen King
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:16am andymorphic:

all the sherlock holmes or james bonds
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 11:16am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- any TolkienFan enjoys the actual Beowulf & real Norse Myths...
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:17am Listener Bryan (the Professor):

Oh, wait. Did you already say he'd read LoTR? I think I was abt his age when I also started reading those big fat Terry Brooks books.
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:17am Jason I:

Douglas Adams - Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Perfect for that age
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:17am Rice Dream Girl:

Stephen King's Dark Tower series could also be a good pick.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:18am tim from champaign:

"Hammer of The Gods" was awesome reading for me in middle school. I'm not comfortable recommending for DJ Icepack though.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:19am tim from champaign:

Oh, here's a good one - Black Like Me.
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 11:19am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I read Camus' 'Stranger' in 6th grade
- why not 'Doors of Perception' by Huxley - & Carl Jung (I'll bet he could handle 'Man & His Symbols')
- it's good to get a little Philosophy & real thinking going on early - but that was me...
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:19am gina k:

Hi Trouble. This is recent but I really loved it. It's called "Beasts of New York" by Jon Evans. Best book about a squirrel I've ever read. Other than that, "100 Years of Solitude" by Márquez. Another book "Ivanov Seven" by Elizabeth Janeway, the story of Stepan, a 16-year-old from the Caucasus Mountains in Russia, who spends a year in the Tsar's army.I read this as a kid and never forgot the story.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:21am ChrisB.:

Just thought of another: Summerland by Michael Chabon. YA perfection.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:23am ottovonbqe:

I liked the Dark Tower series too
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:26am Listener Bryan (the Professor):

Damn I love this record. Summer!
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:27am Lewis:

Not quite his demographic, and from the current era, but Tamora Pierce spins great fantasy tales. My daughter particularly liked the Kel series. We read them out loud many times...
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:28am Priscilla:

My daughter loved Gregor the Overlander, first in a series
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:29am JS:

I would second Terry Brooks (though maybe that's dated now), Bradbury (timeless), T.H. White (on the edge, if he hasn't read that yet; I discovered it a bit too late), Sherlock Holmes, Camus's The Stranger (maybe). I would say let Icepack wait a few years for P.K. Dick: to really enjoy that work, one needs a well-developed paranoia complex! Boy what a nest of fantasy readers your listenership reveals . . .
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:30am tim from champaign:

My middle school magazine reading consisted of Mad, Cracked, Rolling Stone and Pro Wrestling Illustrated. These magazines had absolutely no influence in shaping my adult sensibilities whatsoever.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:31am Lewis:

Someone up the list also mentioned Norse myths - I would expand that that and give a hearty second. My daughter is much better read on that front than I and it has served her very well in school (although she can be a bit impatient when obscure references to King Arthur's table are missed by everyone else in the room)
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:31am Priscilla:

I loved the Golden Compass series, but maybe too female-centric for a boy?
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:33am JS:

One more suggestion: everyone raves about Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials series . . .
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 11:33am Cheri Pi:

My friends dog Viktoria just passed away, i would like to dedicate Victoria by the Kinks to her. I love you Chief!
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 11:35am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

12 is such an exciting time for reading - because you're not that far from 10 & Fantasy - but in one, two, three years - the changes & maturation will be dizzying. Discovery.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:35am Priscilla:

@JS: that's it! We had a blast reading it together.
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 11:37am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- & once you really learn to read - it will all be there - nothing will be off-limits...
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:38am Priscilla:

My dog Audrey just passed away too, on Friday. :-(
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 11:39am Cheri Pi:

I'm so sorry Priscilla, how are you holding up?
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 11:39am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- condolences.
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 11:42am Cheri Pi:

thanks RRN63- it was a good life and a "good death" thankfully.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:42am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Too much bad dog scenes. Best to the pups.
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:44am Priscilla:

Thanks, she was very ill with heart disease. I told myself we'd put her down when she stopped wagging her tail, and she was cheerful right up until the end. She chose to die herself in our house. It's OK, we gave her a good life, although there's a big hole in our lives now.
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 11:46am Cheri Pi:

My heart goes out to you Priscilla!
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:47am Trouble:

positive vibes to you priscilla and cheri pi
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:48am Trouble:

your reading suggestions are sooooo awesome!! dj icepack has read about 60% of those books but for the ones he has not, i am going to the library today!
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 11:50am Ike:

Trouble, for great YA sci-fi, try William Sleator.
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:55am Listening Out There:

Just tuned in. Our 14-year old son has read Cory Doctorow's "Little Brother" several times. It motivated him to read most of Doctorow's stuff.
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:56am Listening Out There:

If you assemble a reading list, I'd sure like to get a copy! :)
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:57am Andrew Waterloo:

I'll have to comb though those suggestions later. Need some better material for my 9 year-old who is stubborn about taking recommendations.
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 11:57am stefica:

how about The Count of Monte Cristo?
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:57am Michael in Baltimore:

DJ Icepack might enjoy Stephen Donaldson's "Chronicles of Thomas Covenant," two sets of trilogies. Also don't forget Asimov's "Foundation" series
Avatar Tue. 6/25/13 11:59am Trouble:

mucho thanks for listening and all the reading list help!!
  Tue. 6/25/13 11:59am Listening Out There:

Andrew...at age 9, even the Tin Tin series is a good bet!
Avatar    Tue. 6/25/13 11:59am chris:

So, sorry just tuning in.. couldn't help but recommend: Neuromancer by William Gibson and Ender's Game by Oson Scott Card as good cyber punk and sci fi. For brain candy, go in for a book by Christopher Moore, like Lust Lizards of Melancholy Cove. All have some adult themes, but hey... what doesn't these days?
  Tue. 6/25/13 1:15pm Chris From Stroud:

Perfect as ever young Trouble!
  Mon. 7/1/13 2:58pm ?:

ya to his dark materials trilogy, little brother, and the drowned cities is also very good
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