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Not so often do I find a book I really love. Almost never do I find a book that turns me into a better person, somehow.

This is the author of one of them, Ruth Ozeki — The book is A Tale for the Time Being, and was shortlisted for last year’s Man Booker Prize.

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Literature should not disappear up its own asshole, so to speak.

Kurt Vonnegut

via 15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will · The A.V. Club.

Alan Hollinghurst’s “The Stranger’s Child” Review : The New Yorker.

That which I am reading now. Yes, I have a definite Booker bent to my reading tastes. No, this book didn’t win the Booker, but another of the author’s books did — The Line of Beauty. And I wouldn’t have found this here book — The Stranger’s Child — without having been curious about its author’s other books, on account of the prize win.

Of course, listening to the music in the previous post has started me going through an orgy of music listening, currently switching through various songs on Tommy.

I sit here with eyes half glazed over with one wish moving through my mind: I wish I was a DJ. Then and only then do I remember: I was.

In college, my extracurricular activity — other than Buck — was my job as a DJ at the college radio station, WRVU Nashville. Yes, it was the mid-seventies and female DJ’s were not really welcomed with open arms by the industry, but this was a college station down on the nether end of the dial, and besides, giving me my time slots for the year was the only time that the program director got to talk to a girl.

If you were to hear my voice, you would know right off that no, this is not a DJ’s voice. But, you work with what you are given. Thinking of putting up a channel on Spotify.

Sigur Rós: Ekki múkk (moving art)

Current favorite band, Sigur Rós. Album Valtari being released in a few days.

By the way, don’t worry if you don’t understand the lyrics. They’re in Icelandic.

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