You know, says the reluctant blogger as he flits through his iPod, I’d really like to have been at this particular live performance of Lola by The Kinks. I can imagine “joining” so few things, but yelling L-O-L-A LOLA! in that jumping crowd would have been fun. Sigh. I guess I better get at it.
- Osama the poet
- Medieval books online including parts of The Canterbury Tales
- Is e-lit a big ant-e-climax? (faw faw faw… oh yeesss! Rah-tha!)
- Fighting puritanism in publishing garners Grove’s Barney Rosset a lifetime achievement award
- Adichie wins $500G MacArthur Genius fellowship
- IFOA has Irish authors this year… I’d love to see Paul Durcan, myself, though he’s not mentioned in the CBC article
- On the endurance of Poe
The reluctant blogger, having shoddily fulfilled his public service obligations for the morning, muses on the genius of shuffling, and how it really is perfect that Tom Waits’ instrumental Closing Time can come right after the Violent Femmes’ American Music. This is how we hold the day.