Sunday, March 04, 2007

Post TItled: Too good to be legal.
SO, Peekvid is very cool, watch tons of movies and shows online FREE- wonder how long it will last. IN the meantime it will do. Even if the don't have the second season of Lost. (grumble grumble)

In the meantime I am taking the weekend to do a while lotta nothing. Did finally finish editing a short story called GORKY MURPHY INDUSTRIAL presents DELIA s if anybody wants to read it just write and I'll send a copy. It is too long to post here, although I had considered it.

Admittedly I have had a bit of schadenfreude over the past few days because of the stock market drops in the US and Asia and because of Airbus' difficulties. (I think that stems from some obscure loyalty to Boeing after having lived in Seattle.) Anyhow, like that kid on the Sinpson's says "HAaa-hah" Airbus, what a bunch of losers.

There was a crazy art opening last night at the bottom of our building for the Crystal Ball Galerie, complete with the artist's band of theramin-accordion-trombone players, you could hear if from 2 blocks away, and lemme tell ya- the Turkish Culture club nextdoor had its feathers ruffled. (It is a quiet place where middle-aged and old men gathe to smoke and talk and watch football.) I tried to take a foto, but my camera battery died.

I got the BETA BAND's album HEROES TO ZEROES at the library and have been pleasantly surprised with how good it is- one of those albums that gets better the more you listen to it, too bad they broke up.

Meanwhile I am trying to write a few blurbs for book recommendations on the Seattle Univerity Library site, this is what I have thus far:

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

This book is great, read it before you die- or better, read it now! Even though it was written in the late sixteenth century, it is far more clever, funny and relevant that most contemporary novels being printed today. The antics of the two main characters, Don Quixote and Sanco Panza, present to reader the complex absurdities of life through the painfully funny pursuits of meaning and love in thier lives. Sure, it has been often credited as "the first modern novel" but, in my humble opinion, it also ranks among the best and most entertainitng. I have honestly never laughed out loud while reading as much as I did with this book.

The Ice Strom by Rick Moody.

"This book is a and gorgous read as well -and could be soncidered as a warning on what to do and not do with your life. Set in the New England in the Mid-70's, this novel turns the quiet comfy misery suburban mid-life crises and adolelcenct confusion into a beauticul read, not to mention it is embedded plenty of Nixon and Fantastic four references.

A Friend of the Earth by T.C. Boyle

As Al Gore has presented and predicted- in the near future the weather and environment may go bezerk, and what might it be like to actually live with that? T.C. Boyle presents a thouroughly entertaining novel which follows the life of an aging environmental activist during the onset of the Global Climate Crisis, and creates a delightful out of a world gone mad.

I have never written a book recommendation before, so I find it hard to say something besides "READ IT, IT IS AMAZING!"

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