Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Table-Talk of Parkus Grammaticus for February 24, 2009

I. Booking Bands: You Shall Know Our Velocity Girl...Things They Might Be Giants Carried...you get the idea....Can you think of one that's not already on the list?

(From Dzyd Jen)

II. "A rather aggressive exercise in point-missing": Mike Rutherford's album based on a science-fiction oddity from 1964, Peter Currell Brown's Smallcreep's Day.

III. Odd choice of verb?

Born into an immigrant family living in public housing, Mr. Locke, 59, made it to Yale University and served as a prosecutor, state legislator and King County executive before his election as governor. —NYT

IV. Major Beatles find posted at Hey Dullblog.
(Thanks, Eric)

V. On the red carpet the other night, James Franco gave a nod to Carl Wilson's Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste!

VI. I'll be reading in Brooklyn this Thursday at 7:30...wait, let me copy the "upcoming readings" stuff from the PD blog!

Thurs., 2/26 Word Books, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., with Deb Olin Unferth (Vacation) and Brian Baise

Tues., 3/3, New York Society Library, 10 a.m. (WHAT?!)—not a reading, more a panel

Thurs., 3/12 Gallatin Teachers' Reading, 6:30 p.m., Bronfman Center (7 East 10th St.), first floor

Tues., 3/31, First Proof Series at Vassar College, 5 p.m., Class of '51 Reading Room, Vassar Library, Poughkeepsie, NY. (More info here.)

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Blogger Jordan said...

OMG. James Franco is a superhero. Quickly, somebody put Algren's original treatment of Man with the Golden Arm in front of him.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Kaela said...

The Real Life of Belle & Sebastian Knight?

4:47 PM  
Blogger Kaela said...

(Pale Arcade Fire??)

4:50 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

bright eyes, big city
bright lights, mr. big city

out stealing band of horses

my morning white-jacket

the confidence-man man

through the looking glassjaw

9:58 PM  
Blogger Kaela said...

Portrait of a Ladytron

It's a students-of-Ed showdown.

11:48 PM  
Blogger Ed Park said...

(Where's Rafferty*?!)

I can only think of things involving books and song titles:

The Curious Case of the Hardest Button to Button

Puttin' on the Diamond as Big as the Ritz

When the Wings of a Dove Cry

*giving the impression that everyone in class called each other by last names

8:39 AM  

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