Monday, February 11, 2008

Two DVDs, Steve Earle's Sister-in-Law, and Otis the Banjo Player


W: the history of Wisconsin football. "This action-packed and fascinating DVD explores the famous names, games and plays that formed the great football traditions of this Big Ten favorite." With over twenty interviews.

1 and 0: one record setting season. "The story of the 2006 Wisconsin Badgers." Narrated by Matt Lepay, the "Voice of the Badgers", with game highlights, player commentary, and other extras.


Recapturing the Banjo by Otis Taylor. Remind me, why did I order this? I must have seen it on list somewhere. It sure is good though. The booklet has a short essay on banjo history and it's origins in Africa and the way the instrument was appropriated by different cultures. Otis plays traditional folk tunes and contemporary songs. EDIT, 2-12-08: This is a good album.

Just a Little Lovin' by Shelby Lynne. "Inspired by Dusty Springfield." "Perhaps the first thing to make the listener aware of is that Lynne makes no attempt to sound like her subject. She is a singer with her own phrasing, manner of articulation, and sense of rhythm."

One Book

Smoothies and Juices: simple and delicious easy-to-make recipes by Christine Ambridge.

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