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[Mar. 25th, 2007|12:16 am]
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Heard Julie Sokolow play at a magazine release party over at Frick Fine Arts. The acoustics aren't terribly helpful there, but she still sounded pretty great. I love her vocal style.

Went to the CTFWS party, had a fine time, and interpreted, as is customary for me, the commencement of loud singing as a sign for me to leave. People. Don't drink and try to harmonize at major sixths. We've talked about this.

Well, actually I haven't in the past discussed it per se, but I like to add that for rhetorical effect.

I was in the Carnegie Library earlier, and in one of those moments of delightful synchronicity that befall me so frequently there, the spine of "The Third Policeman" caught my eye, a book I had seen mentioned recently in relation to the television show "Lost". Make no mistake, it is a fucking brilliant book, or at least it sure seems to be from the first half of it. It is like a bastard child of Kafka and Lewis Carroll, where a man finds himself inexplicably in a rabbit-hole world whose rules are grimly fatal, obscure, unspoken, and hilarious. And the writing, god, the writing. So good. I didn't know words could do the things he does with them.
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[User Picture]From: keithlard
2007-03-25 01:02 pm (UTC)
The Third Policeman rocks! :D

If you like that there seems to be something of the same world in Robert Rankin's Brentford trilogy.
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2007-03-25 09:43 pm (UTC)
I may look into it! I just finished 3P today, and it is thoroughly brilliant. I only wish he had done more with the footnotes, woven them more densely into the rest of the story or something. Or maybe he did and I just didn't pick up on it.
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2007-03-25 09:42 pm (UTC)
6ths usually work pretty good. I guess the thing now that I think about it is that they aren't consistently major or minor 6ths.
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