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  • Adam's Task by Vicki Hearne
  • Anything by Colin Cotterill
  • Auguries of Innocence by Patti Smith
  • Big Box Swindle by Stacy Mitchell
  • Darwin: A Life in Poems by Ruth Padel
  • Gehry Draws
  • Human Smoke by Nicholson Baker
  • Out of Our Heads by Ava Noe
  • Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design, Mannerisms, Quirks and Conceits
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson
  • The God of Small Things by Arundahti Roy
  • The Long Fall by Walter Mosely
  • The Martin Beck Series by Maj Sjowall and Per Waloo
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  • The Wrecking Crew by Thomas Frank
  • Vermeeer in Bosnia by Lawrence Weschler

Monday, January 21, 2008

Gosh, It's a Brutal World

But tucked inside it. like those extra dimensions that are so small and tightly wrapped that we can't see them, are many wonderful things. They are wonderful only because we have grown into our own explanations of the the world. I recently bought the soundtrack from Genghis Blues. I can't remember if I posted anything about the movie on the blog. Paul Pena, and old blues artist who played with the greats, is now blind and living poorly in San Fransisco. One day he hears the Tuvan throat singers on the radio....and the rest is history. He teaches himself throat singing. He makes friends with a gang of wonderful oddballs. They all fly to Tuva and Paul ends up, with an amazing cast of characters, in Tuva, singing with the throat singers. He plays and sings with the Tuvans. Strong friendships happen and the music gets blended. The movie is powerful enough. But the soundtrack bent me backwards. Between Paul and the Tuvans, the blues happen. if you think you might have a soul, rent the movie and buy the soundtrak. If you are not sure, ask me and I'll help you get the music.
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