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The Celestial Café [Download] ➹ The Celestial Café ➾ Stuart Murdoch – Thomashillier.co.uk Stuart Murdoch considers himself to be % a rock star He may be exaggerating Few rock stars spend time compiling lists of their favourite mathematicians or buy extra soft slippers so they don t disturb Stuart Murdoch considers himself to be % a rock star He may be exaggerating Few rock stars spend time compiling lists of their favourite mathematicians or buy extra soft slippers so they don t disturb the neighbours living in the flat below The Belle and Sebastian singer reveals of these non debauched tales of life on the road and back home in his native Glasgow Murdoch, a born writer, stares out from metaphorical celestial caf s throughout the world, presenting a unique and engaging take on herb tea, Felt, sunsets, church choirs, The Celestial PDF or John Peel, acupuncture, and, of course, catastrophic waitressesThroughout, he runs at life fast and true, reminding us all that an empty minute is a minute wasted.


10 thoughts on “The Celestial Café

  1. Antonomasia Antonomasia says:

    2.5 Drab a friend captured in one word what I d tried to say in 200 of surprisingly splenetic rant It doesn t have to be anything to do with staying at home in your slippers, as the blurb implies there are people who can do that and be wickedly funny about it At least the final 60 70 pages wererelaxed and fun and an improvement on the rest Being good at other things, or being a nice person, doesn t necessarily make someone much cop at writing prose Although the ratings for this bo 2.5 Drab a friend captured in one word what I d tried to say in 200 of surprisingly splenetic rant It doesn t have to be anything to do with staying at home in your slippers, as the blurb implies there are people who can do that and be wickedly funny about it At least the final 60 70 pages wererelaxed and fun and an improvement on the rest Being good at other things, or being a nice person, doesn t necessarily make someone much cop at writing prose Although the ratings for this book show that, as far as Belle Sebastian frontman Murdoch is concerned, I m in a minority on that point Alongside 100 mundane blog entries from 2003 06, there are a few poems and lyrics in here most are pretty good His thoughts areinteresting distilled likewise, a reprinted QA from the NME has some pretty snappy answers What s woefully lacking are humour and passion More than once he says he won t get into a topic too much because he doesn t want to bore us Nope, by providing superficial summaries of recent activities in words of no flair the sort of thing that s interesting from old friends but probably not what you pick up a book for he bores me, for one What I wanted was some proper trainspottery detail He s obviously capable of it on football and music There are a few playlists, but no extended commentary on the qualities of the songs with the insight you d hope from a musician, nor aside from one paragraph real detail about his own recording and production Whenever he mentioned something and I thought I might check it out one day, I realised it was because people I knew had also recommended it His taste is good, but the way he talks about stuff drains it of vitality.The humour he s way too scared of offending people Okay, I m not immune to that either, else I d have given you the aforementioned splenetic rant in the style of someone who grew up wanting to write for the UK music press But if you re a fucking popstar you can describe Joy Division as a nihilist moaning over a bass solo without saying it s something you shouldn t say on the radio That was one of the few interesting bits that got past his self censorship And it s good enough to be amusing even if you like em I bloody love the bass solos, though it varies re the nihilsm Still, I read Luke Haines book straight afterwards, whichthan made up for the lack of pointy elbowed jibes.Murdoch talks a bit about religion, and his charmingly quaint pillar of the parish activities, but only to the extent he talks about other things he likes, and never in a proselytising way If this book does have a use to me, it s as a public sphere example when trying to explain to the angriest sort of atheist that not all religious people are right wing fundamentalist arseholes Saying I know a few left wing liberal, moderate Christians who are really nice and don t preach at people is all very well, but mentioning someone they ve heard of isuseful Although a couple of said angry atheists I ve known would, on the basis of this book, try to characterise him as a touch puritanical or sexually repressed he spends a high ratio of time staring at random girls, described in a manner not unlike a shy, nerdy 17 year old boy, rather than pulling he confesses he s never asked anyone out as you might expect from a mid thirties moderately successful popstar in good shape It might be to do with religion Or some other unrelated reason, he might be one of those people who s careful because they get involuntarily attached rather easily But how many damn times have I explained to someone or other that BS aren t really twee, it s just an image that doesn t stand up to close examination look at all the sleaze and sexiness and melancholy in their songs I got into them through Stars of Track and Field and Seeing Other People go figure that s their essence, to me And then there s at least half the rest of Sinister, and the Carry On Confessions Step into My Office , and the weird Tigermilk cover, and the beautiful sad sharpness of early spring light that lives inside most of The Life Pursuit Interesting that several parallels are made in here between that and the first two albums the three I love The twee goody thing is kind of right after all Thank fuck for Death of the Author.Still, there were things to like in the not very Celestial Cafe It s getting light, a time when instead of going to bed, you d rather hitch to Oxford, or the Midlands, following your nose, ending up in a strange person s spare bedroom I once ended up in Amelia Fletcher s of Tallulah Gosh house.Murdoch seems too constrained by lurking tendrils of Calvinism to have that sense of wonder and adventure on most of these pages I wanted to readwhich did have, so a few days later I started Alex James second book I guess I wanted it to be Don t Fear the Reaper, Make Me Smile, Virgina Plain and There Is A Light That Never Goes Out rolled into one And it isn t going to happen.The exhilaration of those tracks The taste The confidence in the voice too often lacking, though it could have done without that I guess And the realism is charmingly easy to appreciate now I ve finished the Luke Haines I did play I m a Cuckoo on repeat quite a lot of times But not near so many as the first three Despite his religion, he despises Christian Rock.As well as things to grimace at Worst of all, it turns out he s the sort of person to tell a cross stranger to Cheer Up Yes, that works really well Despite everything, this was a fast read perhaps because it was never exactly involving


  2. Libros Prohibidos Libros Prohibidos says:

    A los que os pueda interesar este libro, por ser fans de Belle Sebastian, ya os lo habr is comprado y le do Los dem s no os perd is mucho Al menos yo no he encontrado mucho Rese a completa A los que os pueda interesar este libro, por ser fans de Belle Sebastian, ya os lo habr is comprado y le do Los dem s no os perd is mucho Al menos yo no he encontrado mucho Rese a completa


  3. Melissa Melissa says:

    I loved this In some ways, it was like living inside a Belle Sebastian song in prose form for 334 pages Stuart Murdoch is as gifted with prose as he is with lyrics, and these diary entries, originally a blog, are a pleasure to read or re read if you read them when they first appeared online There is some fun insight into the band, but mostly reading this is like hanging out with a cool, articulate, and thoughtful friend in one of the cafes that are ubiquitous throughout I was sorry when I loved this In some ways, it was like living inside a Belle Sebastian song in prose form for 334 pages Stuart Murdoch is as gifted with prose as he is with lyrics, and these diary entries, originally a blog, are a pleasure to read or re read if you read them when they first appeared online There is some fun insight into the band, but mostly reading this is like hanging out with a cool, articulate, and thoughtful friend in one of the cafes that are ubiquitous throughout I was sorry when it was over Topics range from God to tea, to music, to laundry, and everything else in between, but even the mundane is never dull Recommended especially for BS fans, but I don t think that s necessarily a requirement for enjoying this


  4. Miguel Miguel says:

    Muy ligero y divertido A pesar de llevar una vida muy normal Stuart es todo un personaje y vive situaciones muy absurdas a ritmo de musical.Lo nico que he echado en falta es que hablase un poco m s de c mo escribe las canciones, de l como creativo en general.


  5. Francisca Pageo Francisca Pageo says:

    Stuart Murdoch, l der de Belle y es en este El caf celestial, editado por Expediciones Polares, donde encontramos todo aquello que escribi , desde el 20 de octubre de 2002 hasta el 20 de agosto de 2006 De modo que estamos ante un diario cronol gico lleno de pensamientos, reflexiones y hechos de su vida cotidiana, as como de las ave Stuart Murdoch, l der de Belle Sebastian, se propuso escribir ante un nuevo ordenador una especie de diario que recoger a todo aquello que le pasase por la cabeza, as como tambi n en la vida y es en este El caf celestial, editado por Expediciones Polares, donde encontramos todo aquello que escribi , desde el 20 de octubre de 2002 hasta el 20 de agosto de 2006 De modo que estamos ante un diario cronol gico lleno de pensamientos, reflexiones y hechos de su vida cotidiana, as como de las aventuras que el grupo, su grupo, Belle Sebastian vivir an durante los a os citados.Murdoch nos habla de las pel culas que ve de hecho, nos proporciona una inmensa lista con todas sus pel culas preferidas , la m sica que escucha y le toca ntimamente y todas esas referencias musicales que le van hipnotizando Apasionado de la cultura, no s lo la muestra acudiendo a ella, sino tambi n haci ndola Estamos ante un diario no s lo personal, sino tambi n grupal cabe destacar que los dem s miembros del grupo y algunos amigos de Murdoch tambi n saldr n en este libro con sus diversas opiniones y creencias.Para quien esto escribe, una persona que crecer a en su post adolescencia con Belle Sebastian, estas palabras confesionales reflejan esa alegr a y entusiasmo que transmiten su l der y sus canciones Murdoch no es cristiano, pero l va a la iglesia, toca en el coro y ayuda al pr jimo Estamos ante las palabras de una persona que quiere dar lo mejor de s mismo no s lo en sus proyectos personales, sino tambi n en su mbito social y profesional Tambi n descubriremos a un Stuart Murdoch apasionado por el deporte, a quien le encanta correr y no le dice que no a un partido de f tbol, pues lo adora De este modo, estamos ante una persona que aboga por una vida plena Stuart nos habla de su vida de una manera sencilla y describe todas aquellas cosas que le dan vida, como viajar en tren, enamorarse de las camareras guapas o ensayar con su grupo.El autor habla sobre c mo le gustar a leer un libro sobre ciudades, cuando es l quien lo est haciendo Murdoch escribe desde cada rinc n que pisa de este planeta llamado Tierra nos escribe desde California como desde Perth o Barcelona, aunque su residencia habitual sea Glasgow Es un ferviente escoc s que ama su tierra, pero tambi n ama viajar y encontrarse por aquellos lugares a los que va de gira Resulta muy divertido leer todas aquellas an cdotas por las que pasa y re rse no est de m s en este libro, sino que se vuelve necesario.En su aspecto m s musical, quedan registradas las anotaciones sobre las giras del grupo y las grabaciones de sus discos A todo aquel fan de Belle Sebastian esta vertiente le encantar y le har entrar en el mundo que nos presenta Stuart Murdoch Unas confesiones llenas de vida, de amor por la m sica y el cine, por la cultura en general Y una persona que, pese a haberlo pasado mal en la vida antes de formar Belle Sebastian sufrir a de fatiga cr nica , muestra una enorme adoraci n por vivir A lo largo del libro, Murdoch no deja de hablarnos, y lo m nimo que podemos hacer nosotros es escucharle, tanto a su m sica como a su voz


  6. Quiet Quiet says:

    One of the very few books I read but didn t finish.This isn t a novel, and it isn t a memoir.This is a collection of very small blogs that Stuart Murdoch wrote over a period of years and published on the internet This book is that collected, and this includes referencing to comments that happened on the page and what not.It s not interesting, and it s not exciting It s all together the vapid, unedited markings of a guy s journal, what you and I and everyone writes without thinking about much One of the very few books I read but didn t finish.This isn t a novel, and it isn t a memoir.This is a collection of very small blogs that Stuart Murdoch wrote over a period of years and published on the internet This book is that collected, and this includes referencing to comments that happened on the page and what not.It s not interesting, and it s not exciting It s all together the vapid, unedited markings of a guy s journal, what you and I and everyone writes without thinking about much and it s boring.You ll also see the word Indie used a lot, and it rather quickly becomes a joke for everyone who doesn t take to that word as that of Gospel or religious nonsense Very dumb read, and unfortunately this is a rare book that I did spend the money on I ll be trying to sell it, but I won t try and trick Goodreads don t bother with this one, whether you re a fan of Murdoch s band or not


  7. Javier Villaseñor Javier Villaseñor says:

    Stuart Murdoch should put his songwriting skills aside for a while a start pursuing a writing career This diary that spans between September 10, 2002, and August 20, 2006, is just as beautifully written and lingering as a B picked at random and just for the hell of it It feels as if I m sitting down in a small caf , and Stuart is talking about him his favourite music, books, and selfless, shallow thoughts that span lengths of any given Stuart Murdoch should put his songwriting skills aside for a while a start pursuing a writing career This diary that spans between September 10, 2002, and August 20, 2006, is just as beautifully written and lingering as a BS song I ve read it and reread certain entries since picked at random and just for the hell of it It feels as if I m sitting down in a small caf , and Stuart is talking about him his favourite music, books, and selfless, shallow thoughts that span lengths of any given subject And, as well, a requiem for Glasgow and its rainy streets, its people and the daily life of a city of stone Each thought is as changing and moving as one book may be, written out by one bright mind within the heart of the superfluous and ever changing indie scene


  8. Rue Kinsman Rue Kinsman says:

    maybe I ve been reading too many pretentious European writers at the moment, but I think murdoch should stick to songwriting I ve heard along the lines that this book was originally a series of blog posts and frankly it should have stayed that way I was excited by the idea of a philosophical, slightly geeky and awkward insight into this talented musician s mind but the book was just drab and boring I could barely finish the author is vague and the wittiness advertised in the blurb on my copy maybe I ve been reading too many pretentious European writers at the moment, but I think murdoch should stick to songwriting I ve heard along the lines that this book was originally a series of blog posts and frankly it should have stayed that way I was excited by the idea of a philosophical, slightly geeky and awkward insight into this talented musician s mind but the book was just drab and boring I could barely finish the author is vague and the wittiness advertised in the blurb on my copy is fairly non existent overall disappointing seeing as I enjoyed the first section I just don t really need to be reading about a personal opinion on Lou reed s mullet


  9. James James says:

    Very good Probably only relevant to the very devoted B S fan though I couldn t get enough of Stuart s aimless ramblings Would have been nice to read a bitabout the music and less about his football obsession but great anyway Very good Probably only relevant to the very devoted B S fan though I couldn t get enough of Stuart s aimless ramblings Would have been nice to read a bitabout the music and less about his football obsession but great anyway


  10. Jonathan Norton Jonathan Norton says:

    Edited collection of Stuart Murdoch s diary pieces from 2003 6, covering the creation and touring of the Dear Catastrophe Waitress and Life Pursuit albums Lots of nice personal detail, and also the backdrop of the Iraq invasion and its impact on Scots politics.


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