Dum Dum Girls

Rimbaud Eyes

Dum Dum Girls – Rimbaud Eyes

English majors or French students may know a lot about Rimbaud but I’m afraid my knowledge is limited to his reputation as an inspiration for musicians. I should really do something about that, I suppose, but I find that I rarely have the quiet needed.

I was recently asked what I’ve been reading and I answered that I had just finished Patti Smith’s M Train. In my circles, this is a no-brainer but it didn’t seem to register with the person who asked me. Immediately I thought about other books I’m planning to read, hoping maybe one of those would ring a bell. Probably not though as I’d really love to get my hands on Carrie Brownstein’s memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. What can I say? There are a lot of really interesting books out written by women in bands I like. I’ll get to the poetry eventually.

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