Thursday, February 27, 2014

No Relation


Raiders of the Nile by Steven Saylor (no relation).  If I were a relation of Saylor (no relation) I would have advised against using that title.  An earlier Gordianus the Finder novel.  Saylor's (no relation) Gordianus series is very good. (No relation.)

The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg.  Evanovich and Goldberg's second novel with spies or assassins or something.  Goldberg found some extra copies at Costco of their first book, The Heist, if you'd like one.

Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke.  The dust cover says Fluke is from Minnesota.  The internet says she was born in Swanville, MN.

Bark by Lorrie Moore.  Moore used to teach at UW and then skipped town for Vanderbilt University.  The dust jacket says " heartrending mash-up of the tragic and the laugh-out loud - the hallmark of life in Lorrie-Moore-land."  Lorrie-Moore-land?  Really?

Death of a Policeman by M.C. Beaton.  "M.C. Beaton lives in a Cotswold cottage with her husband."  For all the books Beaton has sold she should just buy Cotswold.  I'm not sure what Cotswold is, though.  Is it a town?  A region?  I won't bother looking it up, either.

Kiss and Tell by Fern Michaels.  "There are over seventy-five million copies of her books in print."  That is a lot.  Maybe she should buy Cotswold instead.  She could buy-out Beaton.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Music with Neil Finn and Some Kid in His Bedroom

Musicians Play Instruments and Singers Sing Songs Into Microphones Which Are Used in Recording Studios That Process the Sounds Into Digital Files That are Physically Embedded Into Round Plastic Discs Called "Compact Discs"

Dizzy Heights by Neil Finn.  Kiwi singer sings songs.  Here are a few Finn played during a webcast.

Now That's What I Call Music 49 by [various].  Pop singers sing pop songs.