Friday, April 29, 2011

a project update

today I interviewed my 149th and 150th 49 year-olds.
so yes, I think it's going well.

that's the next book.
this is the last book.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

the Easter Bunny in New Jersey, 2011 - #1

the third and final post in our countdown of the top three Easter Bunny sightings in New Jersey, 2011 . . .

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

japanese magnolias (the fallen)

the ground below a Japanese magnolia tree after two days of rain, Easter Sunday 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

I went to the ophthalmologist yesterday and learned three things

1. the lighter the color of your eyes the longer the effects of dilation will last

2. it would be nearly impossible to do what I do without my eyesight because it's pretty damn difficult to do what I do with just my eyes dilated

3. I will never be able to correctly spell "ophthalmologist" without looking it up

the last movie I ever saw: The King's Speech

the two books I'm reading simultaneously: Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself and Inklings

owner of the seat where I will be sitting at 3 p.m. on Good Friday: New Jersey Transit

chance that at least three meals next week will consist primarily of ham sandwiches: 92%

Monday, April 18, 2011

the table, or maybe the worm, has turned

in any case, I Interviewer (I once, not too terribly long ago actually, considered changing my name to I Interviewer, but was deathly afraid that folks might read such as a tribute to the I Robot album by the Alan Parsons Project, and nothing could be further from the truth), you know, the guy normally on the Press Record side of the conversation, have been interviewed.

yes, I have been interviewed because I wrote a book (this one here).
and Shelf Unbound, a wonderfully attractive Internet-only magazine intrigued by the world of independent publishing, both asked the questions (3 1/3, theoretically) and published the results which are now hot off the figurative press in their April/May 2011 issue which is chiefly concerned with music (hence, my inclusion).

you can access this relative freak of nature (the interview with me on the other side, not Shelf Unbound) by clicking here.

and if you're there to read my words, you might skip ahead to page 16 as that's approximately where I begin mouthing off.

thank you Cleveland! (and other parts of the midwest) good night!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

new releases

kind of a big day (I guess being Spring and all) for new album releases.
get 'em while they're hot:

Here Before by The Feelies
Panda Bear's Tomboy
Paper Airplane by Alison Krauss and Union Station
Wasting Light by Foo Fighters
Nine Types of Light by TV on the Radio
Paul Simon's So Beautiful or So What
Mississippi Mile by John Oates (yep, that John Oates, and only $3.99)
Low's C'mon (also just $3.99)
Joan as Police Woman's The Deep Field
Crystal Stilts' In Love with Oblivion
American Legacies by Del McCoury and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

and, the last movie I ever saw: Get Him to the Greek (this posting is for information purposes only, and should not be taken as a recommendation)

the last book I ever read: Jonathan Coe's The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim

and the Tusk book is neither new nor an album, but it is still for sale.