Saturday, October 5, 2013

Vonnegut In Retrospect: Deadeye Dick

Deadeye Dick (1982)

After suffering a little Vonnegut overload, I took a 15 month break in my re-read of his 14 novels. Sufficiently refreshed, I enjoyed getting back to it with novel #10, Deadeye Dick. We return to Midland City, Ohio (also the setting of Breakfast of Champions), where protagonist Rudy Waltz lives a sad and pitiful life after a childhood accident leaves him emotionally scarred. It's a bit of a downer, but it is a tight story, unlike his previous three novels that sprawl messily.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Music For Morons 31: Things Fall Apart Solstice

00:00 Holly Herndon - Breathe 
05:14 Valgeir SigurĂ°sson - Big Reveal 
08:52 Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin - Whole Earth Tascam 
13:25 Yellow Swans With John Wiese - Evicted CDR