The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries
A Small Press (Affirm Press), $24.95 pb, 163 pp, 9780646570396
This volume from musician, writer, and satirist Justin Heazlewood (‘The Bedroom Philosopher’) collects seven years of touring diaries from a performer well known for maintaining an ironic distance in singles such as ‘I’m So Post Modern’ and ‘Northcote (So Hungover)’. These diaries aren’t so derisive, and greater meaningfulness counterpoints his characteristic satire. When he isn’t floundering in overwrought literary passages, Heazlewood can be quite funny.