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Still working myself through Irish fairy tales (apparently, Irish witches mostly spend most of their time stealing milk and/or butter from neighbors' cows which seems relatively inoffensive as far as evil witchery goes) and post-Hegelian German philosophy (two chapters on Feuerbach and I'm done!--it has thus far been surprisingly headache free).
I think the ones I've read were: The Honourable Schoolboy, Smiley's People, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House and A Murder of Quality. Immensely enjoyed 'em all.
As for myself, bogged down in the controversies between Karl and Arnold Ruge leavened with Irish ghost stories and poems about banshees.
More book stuff as I wile away the morning with a live 1975 Black Sabbath performance:
You get up, flip over the table and spill mocha lattes all over them.
Still working on The Dragon (almost done--had an interesting evening in Brooklyn where I read aloud to La Principessa the scene where Cija and Smahil are joined in incestuous union; "That's terrible writing" she commented at one point) and the Irish fairy tale book (from which I learned why salamanders are a monster in Dungeons and Dragons). Finally got around to re-reading Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, which is just as pleasant as I remember it being. [Shudders]
Under The Influence: 2 Tone Ska Warning, it's a thirty four minute documentary on 2 Tone and it's legacy.
Came home from a D&D game last night where the Mad Hermit's Merry Men defeated a demonically-possessed lumber yard and started to watch this but didn't get very far before I was distracted by their episode on Krautrock.
Freehold DM wrote:
there are more than a few fans who have pointed out that shub niggurath could be a backhanded slur, given the authors well known bigotry(I will be relieving myself next to a typed letter the author wrote in roughly 24 hours, hopefully). I don't think this is the case, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was.
I've peed there, too!
Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
"Your words came so bad inThe tune we felt glad in ;-
This castle you're had in
That your life we may sadden;
Here's two humps for Jack Madden!"
--T. Crofton Croker, "The Legend of Knockgrafton," in Irish Fairy and Folk Tales, edited by W. B. Yeats
Musical Interludes Inspired by Reading a Book on Motown
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles--"Tears of a Clown"
The last, of course, wasn't on Motown, and neither was the subject, but the book talked about him anyway.
captain yesterday wrote:
I got 58:-)
I would've gotten a higher score, but I am getting old and am a Luddite. None of the questions about the internet made any sense to me. FLAC? kbp? bitrate? I know not what these things mean!
And, yes, all of the nasty snobbish things were from when I was younger and stupider and worked in a used record store.