Saturday, November 06, 2010

Musical Interlude

Musical Interlude

Here you go, Dunedin. The most under appreciated Split Enz tune. Best album cover, too.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

You Know What This Place Needs? More Books

Adult Fiction

Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane. I think this guy was showing up again at Mystery One in Milwaukee. I just checked the website and, yeah, he is. Murder and Mayhem in Muskego is next weekend too but Lehane is not staying over for that. Some guy called Anthony Neil Smith is will be at Muskego. I'm not sure why he was invited.

EDIT, 13 November 2010: Once again my humor fell flat and appeared insulting rather than than good-natured ribbing. My apologies to the great and mighty, and recently well-traveled, Anthony Neil Smith. My most enjoyable moment at today's event was sitting with and listening to Smith and Victor Gischler chat.

Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb. I think my wife reads some of these Robb books by Nora Roberts.

Edge by Jeffery Deaver. Speaking of Muskego, Jeffery Deaver attended last year. He is a good dude. According to Deaver's author photo he has grown a van Dyke beard. Also according to his author bio he graduated from Mizzou. Considering Deaver's alumni status I'm not sure why my Kansas wife reads his books. This is what I heard all last weekend while my in-laws were visiting and discussing the upcoming Missouri-Nebraska football game, "I'm not sure who I want to lose more. I hate them both."

Non Fiction

The Hilliker Curse: my pursuit of women by James Ellroy. If you did not already know about Ellroy being screwed up here is the prime away to discover it. No photographs or maps. Victor Gischler - praise his Might - once wrote that he thinks all books should contain maps.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Fiction and an Idiot


Confession by John Grisham. Guilty man with brain tumor decides to confess so innocent man convicted of murder will not be executed.

Coming Back by Marcia Muller. "A Sharon McCone mystery."

A Christmas Odyssey by Anne Perry. A novel.

Side Jobs by Jim Butcher. Witches or ghosts or something.


Assholes Finish First by Tucker Max. Idiot acts like and idiot and writes stories about idiocy.

Building Code Basics: based on the 2009 International Building Code by Steve Thomas. "Boiler over 15 psi places room in incidental accessory occupancy category."

Monday, November 01, 2010

Musical Interlude

Musical Interlude

Crowded House. Look up the other live and studio versions on your own.

TV on DVD and Things I Have No Interest In


Karate Kid starring Jackie Chan and Son Of Celebrities. Kid moves to China. Kid gets bet up. Kid learns kung-fu. Kid beats other kid up. Everyone learns valuable lesson.

The Pacific starring [unknown actors]. Marines and Soldiers travel the Pacific to meet interesting and stimulating people of an ancient culture... and kill them. Supposed to be very good. I have it on hold.


Fodor's Chicago 2010. Find a restaurant. Find a hotel. Find a museum. Find out how expensive parking is.

Booky Wook 2 by Russell Brand. Crazed former drug addict tells humorous tales.

CrochetWear: 25 fresh designs by Ann Regis. Crazed crocheter tells tales of 6.5mm crochet hooks.

Expressive Drawing: a practical guide to freeing the artist within by Steven Aimone. The freed artist from within tells tales of paint.

Building Code Basics: residential: based on the 2009 International Residential Code by Stephen A. Van Note. Building inspector tells tales of draftstopping.

Building Code Basics: fire: based on the 2009 International Fire Code by Scott Stookey. Compliance expert tells tales of hydrostatic pressure relief valves.