Bookshelf Report: Mts. & Tunnels Full of Books

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 one of our very own Bushwick Artists Chris Poage. Over the last year or so, Chris has dazzled crowds at several Bushwick events. He is also currently a big part of one of Seattle’s best bands Mts. & Tunnels.

I highly recommend you listen to this Mt.s & Tunnels song while you read the rest of this.

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How do you organize your books?

It’s a very loose organization system. I have some areas of shelves that make more sense than others… like a 60’s psychedelic / beat / hippie section. There’s some local history and another area that is mostly non-fiction outdoors and hiking trails. An area for woodwork / carpentry. There is a section relating to music nerd books… I mean biographies about musicians as well as sheet music and music theory books on the bottom. There are spirituality books and classic novels mixed in randomly too.

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

I have probably read about 50% of the books on the shelf as I share this collection with Alisa.

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What’s your favorite book on the shelf?

Favorite?! I don’t think I have one. Just Kids by Patty Smith was really interesting, African Rhythm and African Sensibilities was cool and ultimately helped me realize I wanted to travel to Africa with music. The Motorcycle Diaries still inspires me as well.

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What book do you plan on reading next?

I just began reading “Music Lesson” by Victor Wooten and am really enjoying it!

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Thanks, Chris. You are numero uno!

For more information about Chirs and his band Mts. & Tunnels visit

As for the rest of you, if you are interested in being featured on the Bushwick Bookshelf report feel free to send me an email.

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