Friday, October 10, 2008

WooHoo! More CDs!


One of the Boys by Katy Perry. This has been a Top 40 hit or something.

Acid Tongue by Jenny Lewis. Former child actor puts her musical talent to work. I ran across Rabbit Fur Coat by Lewis a few months ago and really liked it.
This one is not actually ready yet. Rachel the Page did not put some needed labels on.

Something Else by Robin Thicke. More crooning.

Tennessee Pusher by Old Crow Medicine Show. Old Crow is a neat band. A mix of bluegrass, roots rock and old country. If you like this we have a couple other albums by them.

Big Love: Hymnal by David Byrne. Soundtrack to the Showtime series about a modern polygamist. I heard that when Talking Heads performed at their Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction that the bass player, Tina Weymouth, was looking daggers at Byrne the whole time.

Now That's What I Call Country by various musicians. I buy the pop music versions of this and they check out real well. Maybe this disc will do good as well. Songs from Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Sugarland, Brad Paisley and others.

Sleepless Nights: the traditional country soul of Patti Loveless by Patti Loveless. Cover tunes.

Thursday, October 09, 2008



Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC. Their 1976 album. Nine songs.

Good Girl Gone Bad by Rihanna. Gone bad like Britney Spears or gone bad like AC/DC?


Snowball: Warren Buffett and the business of life by Alice Schroeder. 30 discs, 37 hours. The author was given full access by Buffett. Buffett "spent countless hours" answering the author's questions and opened his files to her. "This audiobook tells you hwy Warren Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time."

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

This Took A While - Music CDs


Death Magentic by Metallica. The cover's illustration of magnetized metal filings made to look like both a vagina and coffin is followed throughout the CD booklet.

A Little Bit Longer by The Jonas Brothers. I'll be fair. I've never heard their music and may love it when I hear it. Maybe.

Like A Fire by Solomon Burke. Burke has been recording soul, R&B, gospel and rock albums for 50 years. After some '60s popularity he mostly fell off the charts of everyone. 2002's Don't Give Up on Me was comeback of sorts and astonishingly good. Burke's resurgence continues with this, his third album, since that '02 disc.

Mediterranean Nights by Pavlo. New age guitar music by a Greek or Italian guy or something. How many countries border the Mediterranean anyway? I'm a Librarian I should look that up.
Our New Age music collection is not regularly updated but the older stuff checks out and this seemed like a good choice to try out. Judging by the photos in the CD booklet Pavlo puts on a fun stage show. If the music isn't any good the gal dancers are good looking. Just don't look at the band member wearing a white tie and playing a keytar.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Photographing Yoga Sex (aka I missed two books)


How to Photograph Absolutely Everything: successful pictures from your digital camera by Tom Ang. Full of advice and instruction for great photos from even little cameras. Great illustrations and graphics to instruct.

Better Sex Through Yoga by Jacquie Noelle Greaux. Yoga books check-out a lot. So a Yoga book about sex will check out even more, right? Great illustrations and graphics in this one too.

Three Chick Books, A Mystery, a Dangerous Dance With Evil


A Spoonful Of Poison by M.C. Beaton. Agatha Raisin takes a break from detecting to help promote a local church fete. Someone dies.

Hounded to Death by Rita Mae Brown. An anthropomorphic dog in fox hunting red distracts the hounds from a hiding fox while rich people have a lawn party in the background.

Hell Bent by William G. Tapply. Boston attorney Brady Coyne takes a divorce case of a photojournalist who lost a hand in Iraq. When the soon-to-be divorcee ends up dead by suicide Coyne suspects otherwise.

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A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber.


The Last Undercover: the true story of an FBI agent's dangerous dance with evil by Bob Hamer. Hamer went undercover to catch pedophiles and infiltrated NAMBLA putting many members in prison for long sentences.

Small Business Start-Up Kit: a step-by-step legal guide by Peri H Pakroo, JD. Latest edition.

DVD With Don Rickles


1000 Years of Popular Music by Richard Thompson. Richard Thompson toured the country with "a musical survey of the popular music of the last 1000 years." The concert was filmed in San Francisco.
I bought this for our music collection but the big DVD sized case and included DVD fooled our cataloger. That's alright. The included DVD has 19 tunes. Two music CDs with 22 songs total. No AC/DC tunes on this on. But, I just checked to see what the recent tunes are and one of them is The Easybeats Friday on My Mind by George Young and Harry Vanda. George Young is the eldest brother of Angus and Malcom Young (of AC/DC) and both George and Harry produced several AC/DC albums and helped guide the band's early career.

The Ruins starring Jena Malone. Students on vacation in Mexico go into the interior to find a friend's brother at an archeology dig. When they get there they find the hilltop dig site is covered in the vines of a prescient plant planning perilous punishment of all interloPers.

The Orphanage starring [Spaniards]. Laura returns with her family to the seaside orphanage she grew up in. The orphanage is infested with scary ghosts.
This is a Spanish production that I figured to try out.

Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Bridges. Guy builds high-tech flying suit to fight crime. A television advert this morning for this DVD had an AC/DC song playing.

30 Rock: season 2 starring Tracy Morgan, Alec Baldwin, Jack McBrayer.

Fist of Legend starring Jet Li. "Widely regard as the greatest film of two legendary careers, Fist of Legend teams superstar Jet Li with martial arts choreographer Yuen Wo-ping...Li radiates sheer power and coolness as a kung fu phenom living abroad who returns hom eto avenge his master ans save his martial arts school."

This American Life: season one starring [people]. Ooohh. This was a television program. I thought it was a movie version of the radio program. "Viewers hear compelling stories from everyday folks culled from six months on the road...a captivating look at American life that's not quite documentary, not much of a news magazine, and definitely not a reality show."

Forgetting Sarah Silverman starring Kristen Bell, Jack McBrayer, the brunette from That '70s Show. Guy gets dumped by famous actor girlfriend for rock star. Guy takes vacation to Hawaii to forget girl and ends up at the same resort she and the new boyfriend are staying at.

Mr. Warmth: the Don Rickles Project starring Don Rickles and Bob Newhart. Rickles on stage with comments by well-known actors and comedians. Newhart told a story on television about going on a cruise with Rickles and Rickles insulted a waitress, "Don couldn't help it, that's what he does."