writers are music dorks too

1. http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/book_notes/

This is the best website ever. Ok, maybe not ever. But close. It shows how most writers are also total music dorks, a fact which makes me feel not feel quite so alone in this world!

2. Give it up for Obama in Iowa. So for reasons why Obama is our best answer, read Andrew Sullivan here:

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200712/obama

3.  I have finally overcome my issues with Sufjan Stevens and now I keep listening OVER AND OVER AGAIN to his sweet little hippie voice sing about crying and kissing children and making mistakes and escaping himself and praying over sick people. This event at Southpaw changed it all for me. Listen up! And check out his cute hat: http://www.pen.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/1857/prmID/1502

4. Speaking of Atlantic Monthly (which I usually love), well, want to read the meanest, most bitter review ever of any book, let alone a book that is actually quite brilliant? http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200712/vietnam

Ouch! Whatever. It won the fucking National Book Award, so I don’t think Denis Johnson has anything to worry about.  Also, never trust a review that begins “Having read nothing by Denis Johnson except Tree of Smoke”….who hasn’t fucking read Jesus’ Son???? It’s like 100 pages.  Can’t you just read it on your lunch break for a few days?  You’re a fucking book reviewer!

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