Saturday, April 11, 2009

Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built For Two)

I haven't had musician dreams in what feels like years, but on the heels of a Washington DC concert, I've been dreaming about being at Elsinore concerts.

Last night, I dreamt about the Blur song "Daisy Bell", mostly likely because of I Love You, Man. They briefly mention riding in tandem; alas, it doesn't actually happen.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Frak it Friday: Hey, Paul Krugman

I've known about this (via Dan) for awhile now but didn't put it on the blog...but I've referenced it a zillion times in conversation. Its cute and catchy.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Where is Perfect Fifths?

A week away and its not even in the store yet. Bad sign? What if my bookstore doesn't even carry it?

(Usually books arrive the Tuesday before they come out, or exactly one week before.)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Perfect Fifths: I'm still freaked out

I'm subscribed to Megan McCafferty's blog and to lead up to the release of Perfect Fifths, she's been running "10 Things You Need To Know" about it.

I wrote about this ages ago. I loved Sloppy Firsts and Charmed Seconds. Loved it. Read them each at least ten times. Charmed Thirds, however, was mediocre. And until I reread it, I wasn't really sure what Fourth Comings had been about.

The release date draws near. I haven't seen any copies around the store yet. I just want to look at it, to reassure myself. The only way I can think that this will be good is that the two bad books have one thing in common: no Marcus. For some reason, writing Jessica Darling without Marcus (and subsequently reading her) is laborious. So maybe it will actually be good.

But I'm a little scared. Like, 74 pages of CONVERSATION? Fifty-six Senryus??????? None of the other books are written this way. Let's take an example from Twilight series: Meyer changed the way the fourth book was written, and for that and other reasons, the fan base is deeply divided.

Anyway. The waiting continues.