Friday, April 16, 2010

Musical Interlude

Len Price 3

I could not find any YouTube clips with songs off the latest album aside from the rendition of "Pictures" that I already posted. I highly recommend you checkout the latest album. Listen to more songs through one of those crappy MySpace pages that the band has.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Doug Moe At the Library on Saturday, April 17th from 10 AM to 12 (or so) PM

Doug Moe

Doug Moe, writer and newspaper columnist for the Wisconsin State Journal will be here this Saturday, April 17th from 10 AM to 12 PM (or so) to talk about his writing, favorite topics, so on, so forth.

Please join us for coffee and cookies. The first person to ask Mr. Moe about The Simpsons episode "Flaming Moe's", where Homer sees Moe's face everywhere, gets a quarter.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Four Audiobooks

Audiobooks on CD

The Checklist Manifesto: how to get things right by Atul Gawande. 5 CDs at 6.5 hours. The overlooked importance of adhering to checklists instead of memory. I do not know how to pronounce this guy's first name, Atul. I hope it is pronounced 'a-tool' so that when Atul is having a bad day people can say, "Atul is being a real tool."

The Pacific by Hugh Ambrose. 19 CDs at 24 hours. I don't get HBO but I assume the current mini-series is getting good ratings. So I bought this.

I listened to Retribution: the battle for Japan by Max Hastings. That was a good book. Hastings covers the Pacific campaign and talks about soldiers on the ground and the strategic decisions of the brass. Once the Navy and it's submarines were geared up the Japanese were screwed. The Japanese defensive warfare skills were superb but they had no way to resupply or reinforce.

I also bought Islands of Hell by Eric Hammel which is a coffee table book on the Pacific campaign. I'm currently reading The Root by Hammel which is about the Marines in Beirut in '82-'84. I've fallen asleep several times while reading it.

The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell. 12 CDs at 15.5 hours. Henning? What kind of name is that?

Big Girl by Danielle Steel. 9 CDs at 10.5 hours. Big-boned gal from L.A. moves to New York to get away from her skinny parents and snobby L.A. types.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

National Library Week and Doug Moe

National Library Week

You can tell from the sign

Until the wind took hold.

Doug Moe on Saturday, May 17th at 10 AM

Columnist and author Doug Moe will be here this Saturday starting at 10 AM. Moe currently writes for the Wisconsin State Journal. Grab a free coffee and listen in.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Two CDs, Three Large Print, One Novel

Music on CD

Freight Train by Alan Jackson. Country singer sings country songs.

The Fame by Lady Gaga. I'm a bit slow on getting this disc which has some not-a-hermaphrodite singing songs.

Large Print

Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger. Some book.

Copper Bracelet by [a bunch of people]. Jeffrey Deaver conceived plot and characters and several writers each did a chapter. That Deaver is a good guy.

House Rules by Jodi Picoult.


The Travels of Increase Joseph by Jerry Apps.