Tuesday, November 30, 2004

New playlists

Let's try it, the new playlist is......here!

Little update on the next couple:
12/6: Tom Waits, Bjork, (Trail of Dead?)
12/13: Drive-By Truckers, The Nein, The Magneta Lane

And while you're at it, be sure to check out DJ Eddie's last show this Sunday on WBER at 4:00 PM. Eddie's a good man and knows his stuff.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Dagnab it, thought I had the day off and found out literally at the last minute that I had to work rather than spend the day with my sweetie. Oh well, the money is good at least.

How about some Xmas music from the Walkmen to tide us over in the meantime? See you on the radio tomorrow.

Friday, November 26, 2004

No one likes a stagnant blog

Happy holidays to the two or three of you who might be reading this. More updates soon.

NP: Tony Bennett--"Artist's Choice"

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

dead trees and aluminum 2

NR: Leonard Cohen--"Beautiful Losers"


The new playlist is up here:


For any eagle-eyed spotters, I have decided to change next weeks playlist just a tad. Allen Ginsberg's "Wichita Vortex Sutra" is a noteworthy CD, a recording of a reading from 10 years back with backing members such as Lenny Kaye, Lee Renaldo, and Philip Glass, but really demands to be listened to as a whole.

So instead, Gwen Stefani. I promise, it's a hoot.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

reason #473 on why canada is cool


dead trees and aluminum

Now Playing: Hem/Autumn Defense split EP
Comes With a Smile #16 Cd (http://cwas.hinah.com)

Now Reading: "Metal More Attractive", Y.S. Wilce (F&SF 2/04)
"Stone Animals", Kelly Link (Conjunctions 43 http://conjunctions.com)

Friday, November 19, 2004

The Sound of Cyber-Breathing

Well, second day on the blog, and I'm still finding my feet. I have to wonder, since nobody really know about this yet, if this is the sound of one hand clapping, except....the Blogger software links to other blogs out there of similar interests...

So for the few who may have stumbled on this corner of cyber space, here's a quick skinny: I'm a librarian in the Monroe County Library System for almost a quarter of a century, full time at the Central Library and here and there at the Pittsford Library. Currently in Literature/Media, I'll be heading to the Local History Division in a couple weeks.

I'm also the host of the Spotlight Review (hence the name) on WBER 90.5, Monday nights at 9, and in March will have been at it for, wait for it, 17 years. You can catch us on the web at the link below, though once I've gotten going you can find the links on the side as well.

For fun, here's the schedule for the SR for the next few:
11/22: REM, Chris Stamey & Yo La Tengo
11/29: Mark Lanegan, Rachel Goswell, Allen Ginsberg
12/6: Tom Waits, Bjork, Interpol
12/13: Drive-By Truckers, ?, ?
12/20: Neko Case, Xmas
12/27, 1/3, 1/10: off
1/5: Indie Show, Spotlight Review Best of 2004

More to come....

Thursday, November 18, 2004

The latest

Just finished Susanna Clarke's wonderful, daunting, huge, fantastical, heavily-hyped-and-worth-it tome, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. I started it when I got a hold of the ARC this spring, but then found out that the ARC was going for $200 in some spots, so my OCD got the best of me and carefully put it aside.

Been a long time since I read an 800-pager. Can't wait for the follow-up.


So, I've finally got a blog. I can keep track of the show, what I've been reading, all sorts of nonsensical stuff.

For starters, here's the radio station web site:

This weeks playlist is there, but I can keep track of it on here as well. This will get better, I promise.

BTW, she can't see this, but...hi Sheila! I love you, honey!

Stay tuned.

How about this?

Hey, I'm a character!