Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A year in reads: 2014

On the turntable:  "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Songs Of Johnny Cash"

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday Papers: Murasaki Shikibu

"How vast must the mountains of love be, that all those who enter them still lose their way."

--Tale of Genji, Royall Tyler trans.

On the turntable:  "Celtic Christmas"
On the nighttable:   Jonathan Lethem, Chronic City"

Monday, December 15, 2014

Slice of Life

In a hotel, watching a prep cook chopping lettuce without looking at the knife.  Samurai!

On the turntable:  "Flamenco:  Fire and Grace"