Thursday, February 23, 2012

28 Discs of Sound and Sight

DVD

Knuckle starring [Irish Travellers]. Twelve years of fist fighting.




Weeds: Season Seven starring Mary-Louise Parker. I guess the promo explains everything.



Louie: the complete first season starring Louis C.K., [various guests]. I found a clip without profanity.




Breaking Dawn: Part One starring Breathing Mannequin, Karate Werewolf.




Audiobooks on CD

Once Upon a Secret: my affair with John F. Kennedy and its aftermath by Mimi Alford. 5 CDs at 6.5 hours. Nineteen-year-old intern had affair with JFK up until his death.

Enemies: a history of the FBI by Tim Weiner. 15 CDs at 18.5 hours. The first definitive history of the FBI's secret intelligence operations.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Boogie Down

Music on Circular Pieces of Plastic With A Small, Centered Hole

Ultra Dance 13 featuring remixes of Lady Gaga, Swedish Hose Mafia, Inna, [and other musicians you never heard of]. Singers sing frantic songs.

While listening to the music you can stare at the album's cover model in the accompanying booklet.



Born to Die by Lana Del Rey. Chanteuse sings atmospheric songs. I've read that Del Rey has been generating a lot of internet discussions over her abilities and previous musical efforts. I like a couple of the tunes.

WITH TIGERS!

Nora Roberts : Writing Machine

Fiction

Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb. Standard Robb cover design. Why does the author bio not say Roberts is the author? There are paperback edition of Rob novels that say right on the cover "Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb".

The Technologists by Matthew Pearl. This guy's books do well. Boston, 1868...marshy... fiery cataclysm... sabotage... shocking... sensationalistic... ingenuity... irrepressible... small secret society... mastermind... studded... shimmer.

I always confuse Matthew Pearl with Daniel Pearl.

Sonoma Rose: an Elm Creek quilts novel by Jennifer Chiaverini. I think Chiaverini makes quilting events a major part of her book tours. Bill Crider should make Bigfoot conferences part of his book tours. Or Emu auctions. Or barbershop quartet conventions. Or noir-ish AARP meetings.