Bookshelf Report: Reggie Garrett, his dogs and Salman Rushdie

The Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader or artist shares a little bit about the books that occupy their shelves.

Reggie Garrett often performs with the Bushwick Book Club and will take the stage at the upcoming 3-for-3; Music Inspired by Books; Books Inspired by Water event. He is currently working on a song inspired by Jim Lynch’s Before the Wind.

To get to know him a bit before the show, Reggie let us snoop around his bookshelves. Here we go.

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Bookshelf Report: Nancy K. Dillon, Poe and Yellowstone

The Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader or artist shares a little bit about the books that occupy their shelves.

Nancy K. Dillon is a Seattle songwriter. She’s performing her song “A Dream of Brother” at Bushwick’s Jack Straw Writers Anthology 2016 event on December 10. Her song based on a short story by Cassandra Lopez, “Fractions.”

Here is Nancy to tell you about her cool collection of books.

How do you organize your books?

By category, by and large.

Be honest. What percentage of the books on this shelf have you actually read?

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Bookshelf Report: Nick Droz Does Not Have Many Books

The Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader or artist shares a little bit about the books that occupy their shelves.

Nick Droz is a Seattle songwriter extraordinaire. He has performed on the Bushwick stage many times over the past two seasons. You can catch him playing all over town with his band Nick Droz and the Lost Cause. (You got to love a band with band name that rhymes!)

I know you want to know about Nick’s book collection. So here it is to tell you all about it.

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Bookshelf Report: Chris Estey and The Temple of Dead Media

The Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader gives us a tour of the books that occupy their shelves.

Chris Estey is a music journalist/super fan operating out of Seattle. He has written for the likes of City Arts, The Rocket, Seattle Weekly and the Stranger, to name a few. Plus, I’m sure you have seen him at a rock show or two over the years. Chris now runs Big Freak Media, a Seattle-based publicity/marketing firm devoted to artists, writers and music makers.

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Julia Massey Bookshelf Report

Bookshelf Report: Julia Massey Hearts Books

The Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader shares a little bit about the books that occupy their shelves.

Today’s bookshelf comes from Bushwick artist Julia MasseyJulia has graced the Bushwick stage a number of times. She’s a master songwriter, bursting with vibrant pop-hooks that will kick you where it counts. You will love her album A​.L​.​I​.​T​.​E. (I know I do!).

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Bookshelf Report: No Bookshelf Necessary

The Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader invites us into their home and shares a little bit about the books that occupy their shelves.

Today’s bookshelf comes from Seattle writer / film maker / sketch comedian Travis Vogt.  His written work has appeared in many well know publications including City Arts, Wonder and Risk, and Encore Arts Seattle.  Travis also makes up one half of the popular sketch comedy duo Travis and Kevin (guess which half he is).

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Bookshelf Report: Your Books are Making Me Nervous

The Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader invites us into their home and shares a little bit about the books that occupy their shelves.

Today’s bookshelf belongs to comedian / music maker Chad Opitz. His one man band Nervous Energy is an entertaining tornado of awesomeness with hit songs that include I Married a Necro,  BeardoBecause He’s An Asian, and everyone’s favorite Lord of Flatulation — also known as the best god damn Louie Anderson tribute song ever written.

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Bookshelf Report: Books, Boomerangs and Hand Grenades

The Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader invites us into their home and shares a little bit about the books that occupy their shelves.

Today’s bookshelf comes from Seattle sketch comedian and film maker Kevin Clarke. He’s a pretty funny guy who happens to make up exactly one half of the sketch comedy duo Travis & Kevin (the other half is Travis Vogt). Kevin has collected laughs all over town — you’ve probably seen him perform with Bushwick,  Weird & Awesome with Emmett Montgomery, or in this hilarious video you are about to watch:

Ha!

Now, keep reading so you can find out all about the books that are on Kevin Clarke’s bookshelf — I dare you! Read more

Bookshelf Report: A Very Librarian Collection

The Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader invites us into their home and shares a little bit about the books that occupy their shelves.

Today’s bookshelf comes from Bushwick volunteer and resident soon-to-be library expert Ilse Allison. Ilse has been a strong part of our Bushwick volunteer team since the get go. You’ve probably seen her at shows behind the merch table selling you stuff.


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How do you organize your books?

​They’ve made it to the shelf vaguely by theme, sometimes for subtle jokes that make me chuckle. I keep my library books together so I don’t forget to return them on time and devote a shelf to schoolwork. Cookbooks get their own shelf in the kitchen.

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