Thursday, July 14, 2016

Four Musics and BIG LETTERS

Our Digital Overlords Present Us With Sound Encased Within Plastic

The 'Original': anthology by Bad Company. British musicians play the rock and roll music.

Toys in the Attic by Aerosmith. Bostonians play songs for an old album that will circ'.

Beethoven Symphonies 1-6 by Beethoven and Herbert Von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic.. German music played by German musicians.

Beethoven Symphonies 7-9 by Beethoven and Herbert Von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic. More German musicians doing Germanic musics.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Some Fiction and a James Sallis Musical Interlude


Willnot by James Sallis. Small town doctor unsettled by dead bodies in the woods.

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I was looking Sallis up two weeks ago. He has a band that plays in Phoenix, Three Legged Dog. You can listen to a few tunes online. If you wonder what modern life in Phoenixx is like read Salli'ss novel Driven.

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Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L Rosen.  Do they all wear the dress at the same time? No, just stories as the dress passes from maker to sales to owner.

Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff. Guy with a personal crisis looks after his brother's pet dogs. My pet dog refused to come inside when I left home after lunch.  She really likes to stay outside and loaf.

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne. The cover illustration says "wartime prison camp".  The dust cover says, "Orphan lives with aunt in 1936 Austria."

Shadow Rider by Christine Feehan. Feehan writes a lot of romance-y looking fantasy novels. People enjoy her books.

Ridgerunner by Rusty Barnes. I think I bought this novel because someone on Facebook was plugging it. That or Bill Crider plugged the book. Hey, check that out, the front cover has a blurb by James Sallis. Sallis is all over this blog post.

Chance Developments by Alexander McCall Smith. Five short stories inspired by "vintage photographs."

Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee stories by Jennifer Morales.  A very diverse neighborhood after a boy hurts himself in someone's house.

Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry. Wait, don't we have a copy of this? Or am I confusing this with something else? Let me check... Ooooh. We have the audio version. 

Some Audio Books and Some Photos

Audio Books on CD

Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton. 7CDs at 8 hours. Convict gets early release from prison and goes under the thumb of a crime lord.

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick. 11 CDs at 13.5 hours.  in 1776 G. Washington was retreating across Manhattan while B. Arnold was winning battles up north. The divergent paths of both generals as the war continued.

Grunt: the curious science of humans at war by Mary Roach. 7CDs at 9 hours. The effect of hearing loss, zippers for snipers, etc.

The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. 6CDs at 7.5 hours. More fiction from the fab duo.

The House of Secrets by Brad Meltzer. 9CDs at 10 hours. Woman awakes with memory loss and rediscovers her immediate past was kinda sketchy.

Beer Money: a memoir of privilege and loss by Frances Stroh. 6CDs at 6.5 hours. A life of privilege as a beer heiress outside Detroit. As Detroit collapsed so did the family's business and fortune.

Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry. 5CDs at 6 hours. Woman discovers her sister's murdered corpse. Woman does not trust the cops and starts to poke around.

Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay. 11CDs at 12.5 hours. 13-year-old boy disappears in a state forest and his mother, understandably, freaks out.

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Local Color

Scout Dunk Tank at Town and Country Days at the end of June.

I need to fix the staff kitchen sink.

We are hosting a John Muir exhibit of eight panels produced by Wisconsin Historical Society.

Summer Reading Program game day.