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"He had a theory that musicians are incredibly complex, and know far less than other artists what they want and what they are; that they puzzle themselves as well as their friends; that their psychology is a modern development, and has not yet been understood." – E. M. Forster

Saturday, 30 April 2005

Summer surprised us

It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is already the 1st of May. April is like sweeps month when you’re on the semester system. A few updates:

I haven’t forgotten about the posts I’ve mentioned writing, re: WordPress, and even that episode from Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! from a few weeks ago. They’re in the queue.

Went to the L.A. Times Festival of Books on Sunday (the site’s already advertising for next year); made it to four panels. I’ll try and write more about that soon.

I haven’t watched any television programs in a while…same goes for movies. I did switch the set on for a Dodgers game last month. That’s another thing that happened since I last wrote: baseball season is here. And the Dodgers run out ahead, 12-2 — their best start since 1955 — but in the next seven games, they’re 1-6. Welcome to the Show.

I’m listening to Anne Litt and Weekend Becomes Eclectic as I write this. I haven’t been able to properly tune in to the show for a number of weeks now, for one reason or another. I’ve had to miss it or listen to a small portion for a while now — I did get to catch some of the repeat broadcasts, which air from 7 to 10 a.m. on KCRWmusic.com, KCRW’s all-music MP3 streaming music station. Last Saturday, I finally got to hear most of the show live and felt at home right away: there was no lack of the magical WBE quality (that keeps causing me to marvel over the selection of songs). Among the playlist then: Chet Baker, Keren Ann, Mogwai, Laura Cantrell (the first time I’ve heard her on the show), new material from Aimee Mann, Willie Nelson, and the Jayhawks (first time I’ve heard them on the show, I think). Last last weekend, I was able to listen for a bit, and heard Richard Buckner’s "A Chance Counsel" during the set!

The last set that Litt just played (today): Spoon, Bob Marley, Keren Ann, Patti Smith, Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Sinatra, and Anne McCue. Excellent.

Posted at 3:32 pm | Filed under Anne Litt/Weekend Becomes Eclectic/The A-Track, Baseball, sports, Books, literature, Musings & everything else

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  1. how was the festival of books? i only went once 2 years ago. i tried to get tickets to panels but couldn’t. i tried to crash two panels but only got into one. and i spent waaay too much money on books.


  2. That was strange; I didn’t get the e-mail that your comment had been sent to moderation.

    The festival was pretty interesting. I didn’t have any problems getting tickets to the panels I wanted, but I went really early…when I was in line at the ticket station, though, some people ahead of me had to choose alternate panels because their first-choice ones weren’t available.

    I’ll write more about it soon.


  3. Hi — just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks for the help you gave Adam Felbers — the new site is so nice and clean! Ah, as much fun as I had putting together my theme, I really should probably move to something that’s a little less obnoxiously bright.

    Nice work!


  4. Thanks for the kind words, Allison!

    I wouldn’t agree that your site is obnoxiously bright — I think there’s a sense of charm there.

    I noticed you listen to KCRW, too. :) Thanks for stopping by.