Friday, November 06, 2015

Musical Music Makers

Instruments Are Played, Recordings Are Made, Distribution Is Varied

Picking Up The Pieces by Jewel. Country sings sings new songs.

Introducing Darlene Love by Darlene Love. Famous back-up singer sings songs with Little Steven.

Kill The Lights by Luke Bryan. Country pop singer sings country pop.


Cass County by Don Henley. Famous rock drummer sings country songs about Texas.


Are You Satisfied? by Slaves. Remember when I posted a Slaves music video over and over a couple weeks ago. That was not a mistake.

Top 25 Praise Songs: 2016 by Various Artists. Various artists sing various songs.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Shiney Sound Discs

Music on Shiny Plastic Discs That Rapidly Rotate in Your Music Machine

Compton: a soundtrack by Dr. Dre. Rappers rap about rapping for a rap movie about rappers who rap and become famous.

Call Me Insane by Dale Watson. Country music singer plays guitar and sings about mental health.

Gates of Gold by Los Lobos. Los Angelinos sing in both English and Spanish.

Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A. Re-release of famous album with rappers rapping about living in California.

Crosseyed Heart by keith Richards. Famous guitarist sings songs, smokes cigarettes, and releases a solo album.

Monday, November 02, 2015

*No Relation*


Fast Girl: a life spent running from madness by Suzy Favor Hamilton. Former Olympian suffers from mental illness and goes into prostitution. I read an interview with Hamilton and this sounds like a fascinating book. Hamilton is a well known Sconnie so her "outing" as a high price call girl made headlines.


Winter Stroll by Elin Hildebrand. Popular novelist writes a Christmas novel.

The Theory of Death by Faye Kellerman. Popular novelist writes a thriller.

Gatefather by Orson Scott Card. Famous novelist writes a fantasy novel.

Die Easy by Zoe Sharp. Popular novelist has earlier novels reprinted in the U.S. by Pegasus Books. Sharp was at Bouchercon in St. Louis. I didn't say hello because hello was all I would have had to say.

After Alice by Gregory Maguire. Popular author writes novel about Alice.

The Scribe by Matthew Guinn. 1881 Atlanta policeman has to find serial killer targeting wealthy black people.

Corrupted by Lisa Scottoline. Popular author writes a thriller novel. Author photo on the back cover is big but I cannot see if she is wearing a watch.

Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini. Popular author writes a Christmas novel. I thought the cover said Christmas Balls.

Playing With Fire by Tess Gerritsen. Popular author writes a novel about something or other. Let me check... Some kind of satanic sheet music. I think. Hey, Gerritsen is wearing a watch in her photo but the watch face is away from the camera.

Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell. Popular author writes another thriller. Her watch is showing, but the darn thing is shaded so I cannot tell the time.

Wrath of the Furies by Steven Saylor (no relation). Popular author (no relation) writes another novel set in Rome. 

Gischler Gun Bastards

Victor Gischler 

HellBound by Victor Gischler. Something about an evil trucker who decapitates people?


State of Wisconsin Blue Book, 2015-2016. Flip through and sneer at your political opposites.

Bastards by Mary Anna King.  King's mother was a poor parent with lots of children. King was adopted by her grandparents and left wondering about her mother, her runaway father, and all the siblings she was she sure to discover later on.

Lights Out: a cyber attack, a nation unprepared, surviving the aftermath by Ted Koppel. People who warn and prepare for the possibility of long term - measured in months - power outage.

The Upcycle T-shirt by Jenelle Montilone.  Craft book for crafty people who do crafty crafts.

Gunsmithing the Ar-15, volume 2 by Patrick Sweeney. I was iffy on ordering this book because circ's on previous AR15 are iffy. Some of those items check-out a lot and some just sit on the shelf.

Girl World: how to ditch the drama and find your inner amazing! by Patricia Ottaviano. My inner amazing wants to go home and take a nap.