Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Scary

The most frightening thing to run into after a couple of beers at the Boulevard: a cat sitting on the staircase in the hallway of your apartment building staring right at you through the security door.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

On reviewers

Katharine Weber captures the anxieties a writer must face when it comes to inept book reviewers over at the LitBlog Co-Op:

Then come the reviews. The wise readings, the ridiculous readings. The misreadings. The scolding, reluctant praise. Razor-sharp mixed reviews, empty-headed raves. Crackpot Amazon “reviews.” In print and online, Triangle has received an extraordinary volume of reviews and response, more than any of my previous books (thanks in part to the ever-expanding world of blogging), from wonderfully astute close readings to disdainful and grotesque dismissals.

Keep an eye out at the Co-Op for more on "Triangle" week.
First and foremost, I've been obsessing over a viral youtube video (who doesn't?) featuring a performance by the Penny Magic Show on some public access station. It looks ridiculous, but really it's strangely brilliant and mesmerizing.



I also found the actual demo recording. Apparently the song is entitled "The Shrink," and it's credited to Penny Pearce. Here's the song attached to an epileptic karaoke video: