Greg L


A native Hoosier and longtime record store manager, Greg is a writer, painter and filmmaker best known for his 2015 feature film, Forever Into Space.

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Greg L's Reviews

Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity

by: David Lynch

A good friend locked me in her bathroom (oh dear!) and refused to let me out until I read every word of David’ Lynch’s Catching the Big Fish. This during my lunatic phase, and here I am, still alive and no longer a Madman. I’m not suggesting that David Lynch (best known of films like Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and The Elephant Man) saved my life, but he certainly played a role in getting me out of Kelly’s bathroom that one time. And he entertained me for a solid 73 minutes with this fast, zen-y, meditative look into the mind of one of the Great Modern American Filmmakers.

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Donuts (Smile Cover)

by: J Dilla

If you’ve already heard DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing, Jel’s Greenball, the instrumental versions of Madlib’s Lord Quas records, the early DJ Mayonnaise records, that way-rad Big Cinnamon CD-R, every beat Moodswing9 every made and Knowledge’s Hud Dreams, but somehow haven’t made sweet love to Dilla’s much celebrated Donuts (easily his signature work), then you are a big idiot who needs to get yer life together. Oh calm down young man, I’m joshing’ you, dumbo. Dilla’s deathbed opus is a lengthy drum-chopping classic full of short, soul-infused hip-hop compositions that easily remind of Q-Tip’s early production. A nice newish buzz for the Native Tongue romantics. Buy it. Or don’t. I don’t care what you do, I’m just tryna help.

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  • Beneath the Underdog

    By Charles Mingus

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679737612
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: September 1991
    Reissue of the no-holds-barred autobiography of the legendary bassist and composer. Rich with hardcore details of his life in music, as well as among pimps, hookers, drug dealers, and junkies, this may well be the best memoir ever written by a jazz performer. 272p.
  • Black Hole

    By Charles Burns

    Our Price: $10.00 - $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375714726
    • Publisher: Pantheon
    • Published: January 2008
    A chilling graphic novel set in suburban Seattle during the mid-1970s describes the lives of the area's teenagers, who are suddenly faced with a devastating, disfiguring, and incurable plague that has descended on the young people of Seattle. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
  • Cathedral: Stories

    By Raymond Carver

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679723691
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: June 1989
    First published in 1983. The 'American Chekhov' serves up twelve stories that reflect, with uncanny accuracy, the pain, confusion and longing that both afflict and comprise our differing human conditions. 228p.
  • Godard on Godard

    By Jean-Luc Godard

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306802591
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: March 1986
    "Jean-Luc Godard, like many of his European contemporaries, came to filmmaking through film criticism. This collection of essays and interviews, ranging from his early efforts for La Gazette du Cinéma"
  • Ham on Rye

    By Charles Bukowski

    Our Price: $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061177583
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: March 2007
    In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, woman, and the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of D.H. Lawrence, Ham on Rye offers a crude, brutal, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast's coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression. 288p. Pap.
  • Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312422325
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: August 2003
    Memoir about the author's early years as a young, struggling writer. From one odd job to the next, from one failed scheme to another, Auster investigates his own stubborn compulsion to make art and describes his ingenious, often farfetched attempts to survive on next to nothing. From the streets of New York City, Dubliin, and Paris to a dusty little village in Mexico, Auster introduces an unforgettable cast of characters while examining what it means to be a writer. 169p.
  • Just Kids

    By Patti Smith

    Our Price: $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060936228
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: November 2010
    JUST KIDS starts out as a love story and ends up on Elegy Row. Serving as a Baudelarian salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions, it makes for a true fable, a portrait of two young artists, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, ascending the halcyon daze to fame. Smith's penchant for immortalizing herself this side of the graveyard dog, lets all the struggle and morphing genius connect for a rhythmic ride through that singular time and space. Smith plants herself at the epicenter of a time when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, Smith/Mapplethorpe would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years. And starring the Hotel Chelsea. With b&w photos. A New York Times Bestseller.
  • Loaded

    By The Velvet Underground

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Vinyl
    • Publisher: Rhino
    • Published: May 2015
  • Unlubricated

    By Arthur Nersesian

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060734114
    • Publisher: Perennial
    • Published: October 2004
    Hannah, a struggling young actress living with her girlfriend in TriBeCa, New York City, believes that she has found the role of a lifetime when she discovers a lost play by a dead 1980s icon, but her coveted role comes to naught when, still struggling to deal with the collapse of the Twin Towers, she loses out to an old rival and discovers a shocking truth about the play. Original. 25,000 first printing.