PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: WOODY HAUT

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Though I’ve tried recently to put consumerist tendencies on hold, it’s been a losing battle, as the length of these lists will attest.

 SONGS

Mose Allison- Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy

Bobby Bland- Rockin’ in the Same Old Boat

Gus Cannon- Prison Wall Blues

Charlie Christian- Seven Come Eleven

Ornette Coleman- Ramblin

John Coltrane- Giant Steps

King David’s Jug Band- Tear It Down

Miles Davis: E.S.P.

Gil Evans- Bilbao Song

Ray Charles- Georgia On My Mind

Merle Haggard- California Cottonfields

Elmore James- The Sky Is Crying

Lonnie Johnson/Eddie Lang- Swing Out Rhythm

Robert Johnson- Hellhound On My Trail

Percy Mayfield- Danger Zone

Thelonious Monk- Epistrophy

Herbie Nichols- Lady Sings the Blues

Charlie Parker- Ornithology

Charlie Patton- Hang It On the Wall

Johnny Paycheck- A11

Webb Pierce- Back Street Affair

Ellis Regina/Jobim- Aguas de Marco

Django Reinhardt- Artillerie Lourde

Sonny Rollins- St Thomas

Randy Weston- Portrait of Vivian

O.V. Wright- Eight Men, Four Women

 

TELEVISON

Better Call Saul

Cambridge Spies

Deadwood

Detectorists

Fleabag

Homicide

Marker

Smiley’s People

Still Game

The Wire

 

Books

Nelson Algren- Neon Wilderness

Isaac Babel- Collected Fiction

Joe Ceravolo- Collected Poems

Raymond Chandler- The Long Goodbye

Jerome Charyn- Marilyn the Wild

Harry Crews- Knockout Artist

James Crumley- The Last Good Kiss

Fielding Dawson- Krazy Kat & the Unveiling

Edward Dorn- The Collected Edward Dorn

James Ellroy- L.A. Quartet

Kenneth Fearing- Collected Poems

Otto Friedrich- City of Nets

David Goodis- Street of No Return

Dashiell Hammett- Red Harvest

Chester Himes- If He Hollers Let Him Go

Dorothy B. Hughes- In a Lonely Place

Gerald Kersh- Fowler’s End

Cormac McCarthy- Suttree

Paul Metcalf- Genoa

Derek Raymond- Factory Series

James Sallis- Lew Griffin novels

Jim Thompson- The Grifters

B. Traven- The Cotton Pickers

Donald Westlake- Memory

 

Places

London

Los Angeles

Perpignan

Philadelphia

San Francisco

Lisbon

Lafayette

 

Films

Robert Aldrich- Kiss Me Deadly

Robert Altman- The Long Goodbye

Charles Burnett- To Sleep With Anger

Michael Cimino- Heaven’s Gate

Jacques Demy- The Model Shop

Frederico Fellini- Amarcord

Samuel Fuller- Pick Up on South Street

Monte Hellman- Cockfighter

John Huston- Fat City/Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Fritz Lang- Human Desire

Ida Lupino- The Hitch-Hiker

Emilio Fernandez- Salón Mexico

Jean-Pierre Melville- Le Samouri

Nicholas Ray- On Dangerous Ground/In a Lonely Place

Claude Sautet- Class Tous Risque

Robert Siodmak- The Killers

Jacques Tourneur- Nightfall

Edgar Ullmer- Detour

 

Stuff

Lined notebook(s)

Superior Weissenborn-style Guitar

National Tritone (square neck)

Gibson Hummingbird

Gitane guitar

Vega banjo

 

WOODY 2Bio:  I’m the author of three books on hardboiled/noir fiction: Pulp Culture: Hardboiled Fiction and the Cold; Neon Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction and Heartbreak & Vine: The Fate of Hardboiled Writers in Hollywood (all published by Serpent’s Tail), and two novels, Cry For a Nickel, Die For a Dime and Days of Smoke (published by Concord ePress). I’ve also written for a number of periodicals, including The Observer, Sight & Sound, The Guardian, and the L.A. Review of Books. My blog can be found at woodyhaut.blogspot.com, where, for the most part, I review the latest in noir fiction, poetry, music, etc.

Photo: Laura Hynd