another bit of sad news came this week: the death of jd salinger. i immediately thought of the onion, who just ran an obit:
“Bunch of Phonies Mourn J.D. Salinger”
but the news made me think of this gem:
“Search For Self Called Off After 38 Years”
The search initially showed great promise, with Speth’s early discovery of his uncle’s old Doors records and a copy of The Catcher In The Rye. Over the next two decades, however, the “leads just petered out.”
Filed under: -of civil rights, -of human rights, -of jhumphrey, -of politik, -of reads
(we’re hosting one for Friendly City Co-Op in Feb…)
so, i was particularly keen on this:
sounds a hell of a lot better than cuchi guidos to me…
and, to top it off, even if we wanted to drink away our tears at the state of the nation, we can’t.
or at least it’s more difficult to obtain the necessary ingredients for a manhattan.
the bitters are suspended.
thanks to the recession, which has reached trinidad & tobago, production of angostura bitters has been halted:
glad we picked up a super cheap bottle (randomly) at teetotaling sharp shopper a few months ago.
just read it.
one handsome activist.
the most requested video around these parts today:
well. along dance-theme lines, this was also popular among the 3 year old set:
isn’t that soundtrack (to 1985’s white nights, featuring mikhail baryshnikov, helen mirren, gregory hines, and a pre-blue velvet isabella rosallini) fantastic? sort of a passionate russian tom waits. it’s vladimir vysotsky. here’s more of the bard:
this week has been red letter for podcasts.
(isn’t that all bloggity of us to push other crazy new-fangled computer media on you?)
however, if you’re feeling nervous, take comfort in knowing that both of these audio suggestions lead directly to new books…
1.) god we love patti.
2.) and we think michael is damn straight.