Category Archive: Books

“What kind of thinker would you become if…”


“Talks a lot”

Peter Coyote, quoted in Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock And Out

“Treatise of the Age”

– David Walley, Teenage Nervous Breakdownn: Music and Politics in the Post-Elvis Age (1998)

Lightning Storm

Goodreads user review of Culture is Our Business

The Last Book

The Milwaukee Journal, Apr 7, 1971

Environmental Artist

“Don ‘t underestimate him. His less than coherent verbal effusions may sound like the cryptic emanations of the Delphic oracle, but they may also foreshadow some horrors ahead.” The Telegraph, Mar 30, 1967

Counterblast Delay

The Phoenix, Nov 26, 1969 “…found in the railway station… reduced… to a pile of cinders.”

Virtual Every Body

McLuhan Graffiti

Art Buchwald, Lawrence Journal-World, May 6, 1967

Cultural Annihilation

William Irwin Thompson, Coming Into Being: Artifacts and Texts in the Evolution of Consciousness

Tuning the World, a “Top Priority”

R. Murray Schafer, The Tuning of the World (The Soundscape) (1977)

MM & Beatles (VIII)

The Beatles and McLuhan: Understanding the Electric Age , Thomas MacFarlane

Used Books

Currently a steal on eBay – US $45.00

Friday Flickr Finds

Mediums & Messages

MM & Warhol (III)

“Now it was clear that there were two types of people doing counterculture-type things — the ones who wanted to be commercial and successful and move right up into the mainstream of society… Continue reading

‘Rock Eras’ index excerpt

Index excerpt from Jim Curtis, Rock Eras: Interpretations of Music & Society, 1954-1984 (Likely the most McLuhan-friendly rock text in existence. I’ve never laid eyes on the thing… more to come.)

“An analysis of the social and psychological pressure…”

[Inleaf from used copy of TMB.]