A Preferred Blur: Reflections, Inspections, and Travel in All Directions

A Preferred Blur Reflections Inspections and Travel in All Directions was a very busy year for Henry Rollins He traveled to Iran Syria Lebanon and Pakistan where he was staying when Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated While traveling Rollins perform
  • Title: A Preferred Blur: Reflections, Inspections, and Travel in All Directions
  • Author: Henry Rollins
  • ISBN: 9781880985816
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Preferred Blur: Reflections, Inspections, and Travel in All Directions
    2007 was a very busy year for Henry Rollins He traveled to Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and Pakistan, where he was staying when Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated While traveling, Rollins performed numerous spoken word shows and worked on films, his IFC television show, and Harmony in My Head, his popular weekly radio show In short, a quintessentially Rollins ian y2007 was a very busy year for Henry Rollins He traveled to Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and Pakistan, where he was staying when Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated While traveling, Rollins performed numerous spoken word shows and worked on films, his IFC television show, and Harmony in My Head, his popular weekly radio show In short, a quintessentially Rollins ian year sleepless, nonstop, and highly productive A Preferred Blur contains stories written in the form of journal entries from Rollins travels throughout the year As in his other travel related books and journals, Rollins Detail magazine s 1994 Man of the Year writes not only about his own life and work, but of music, current affairs, and the world around him with humor, insight, and brutal honesty.
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  • Henry Rollins

    Henry Rollins born Henry Lawrence Garfield often referred to simply as Rollins is an American singer songwriter, spoken word artist, author, actor and publisher.After joining the short lived Washington, D.C band State of Alert in 1980, Rollins fronted the Californian hardcore punk band Black Flag from 1981 until 1986 Following the band s breakup, Rollins soon established the record label and publishing company 2.13.61 to release his spoken word albums, as well as forming the Rollins Band, which toured with a number of lineups until 2003 and during 2006.Since Black Flag, Rollins has embarked on projects covering a variety of media He has hosted numerous radio shows, such as The Henry Rollins Show and Harmony In My Head, and television shows, such as MTV s 120 Minutes and Jackass, along with roles in several films Rollins has also campaigned for human rights in the United States, promoting gay rights in particular, and tours overseas with the United Service Organizations to entertain American troops.

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  • Henry Rollins is beyond imitation, and A Preferred Blur exemplifies his voice and niche in American culture Rollins, in his 2006 7 journals, writes mostly from airplanes, his California home, and anonymous hotel rooms The book s title describes Rollins s habit of finding calm and safety moving from city to city and tour to tour Staying still, for Rollins, is dangerous.This modern day era Rollins is post musical in that he s not in a band except for a brief Ruts reunion gig and tours exclusively [...]


  • Equal parts outdated blame the ridiculously long publishing process political outrage and depression Kind of a buzzkill, in fact I wanted to yell at him to just shut the fuck up and move back to DC if he missed it that fucking much but then I was afraid that he d hear me come fuck my shit up So I kept my mouth shut And tried to refrain from thinking it in case he s got ESP He probably does He s Henry Rollins.I found myself relating to so much of it when he spoke tirelessly endlessly a bit too mu [...]


  • Henry Rollins books of his collected journal entries become both intriguing and depressing as the years go on There s still plenty of awesome travel writing and observations on politics and humanity in this book, as in all of them, but the personal moments of this book were particularly tough on me I guess there are two different reasons why that is one being that I can relate pretty heavily to a lot of Rollins s issues with social interaction, whether it be with friends, girls he is attracte [...]


  • Very repetitive with a distinct lack of charm Has many editing errors from basic grammar to the literal repetition of entire paragraphs which is interesting as Rollins runs his own publishing company I suppose his philosophy of handling many projects at once to the point of exhaustion does indeed result in inferior products And the amount of times he calls women females is disturbing.



  • Having never read anything by Henry Rollins, I picked this up as a vacation read It definitely served it s purpose but if you re looking for anything deep and meaningful it isn t really here There are however several thought provoking parts and at the end of the day I just love this dude regardless of what he s doing The repetitive paragraphs sometimes word for word bothered me a lot Was there an editor I will definitely be picking up other books from him, I think I just started with the wrong o [...]



  • This is really not a book as in, a finished piece of art with a purposeful coherent message, it is of an unedited journal, but it is still definitely interesting It s a mindfuck and will definitely pull you into it and make you pretty depressed if you re the least bit emotionally vulnerable I can t count how many times Rollins reiterates how lonely he isn t and how little he thinks about women having a relationship I can t count how many moments of written poison are in it, poison about how stu [...]


  • Like reading a diary written by someone that has a love for travel but seems to be running on a hamster wheel trying to travel away from himself We ve all felt like that at times probably, right Reading this book actually showed me that some people identify things they consider flaws, and instead of changing those things, they nuture them, and their flaws become the thing that sets them apart from everyone else.And that might be cool for a while, but when you write books and publish them for eve [...]


  • What do I think I think I love Henry Rollins even after reading this book Why do I say that I say that because he is a very honest writer The book is in a journal format and he knows that his entries will be going to print and even still, he doesn t hide his beliefs or thoughts on various topics to protect himself He is open and vulnerable He also talks a lot about D.C where he is originally from so there is a lot of mention of Ian MacKaye and others from the early hardcore scene The book also [...]


  • Admittedly, these journals are very repetitive, he is constantly reminding himself of how he needs to keep working all the time, how he can never have a close relationship with a woman, how he loves his hometown of D.C but can never stay there for long, etc but I still find the books compelling It s interesting to hear about all the vacations he takes to places like Iran and Pakistan for example These later works get political as well I also strangely enjoy all the emotional blood letting, it s [...]


  • I have never read a Rollins book I didn t love until now In this book Hank talks about politics and the war on terror Do we need yet another political commentary Rollins travels to do these USO shows to support our troops then goes on to condemn their sacrifices as stupid and pointless I just didn t like this Oh my life sucks I give up attitude in this book If Rollins has taught us anything it is to take what life gives us and turn it into strength What happened here then


  • Sadly, it was not as good as A Dull Roar It was still fascinating I actually like Henry Rollins s blunt, straightforward writing style quite a bit, to say nothing of the interest I take in the overall psychology behind the things he does but it lagged in parts Still well worth a read, though I always enjoy Rollins s unique perspective on the world, and this is certainly no exception.


  • As with all of Henry Rollins journal based books it was fascinating reading A Preferred Blur His entries and, apparently his days are becoming and depressed from year to year, but at the same time his observations and thoughts are just as fascinating You don t have to agree with his points of view and I don t always to find it worth reading After all, he s Henry Rollins.


  • Best when he is describing his travel in places far from the United States More of the same wisdom is espoused regarding the virtues of being a loner and solitary refinement Some of it is very repetitive though and I would have liked a memoir that spared some of the boring details, but it s not like I have the balls to publish my own diary.


  • The book is 381 pages, not 304 as has it Mr Rollins needs to move back to DC and be with his friends and stop being such a depressing fuck.



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