Tomorrow at lunch I’m reading at the JCC from A City of Ghosts. I’ll admit, I’m a little nervous reading ghost stories to people who don’t believe in ghosts, but I think it will be fun anyway. I’m for sure going to read “The Nashville Tunnels” and “All the Same Old Haunts” but I’m not sure about the third. I’m leaning towards “We are Our Own Ghosts” but rereading it tonight, it made me cry, so maybe not.

I don’t want to get up in front of a bunch of people just trying to eat their lunch in peace and start crying.

I still think those are good stories, though. Shoot, I think the novel is good.

So, I don’t know…

Those Darlins–Screws Get Loose

It took me eight million years to get around to buying this album, but I finally did and so far I’m in the solid “wow” camp. If I sound hesitant, it’s only because I looooooooooved their first album when it came out, but then realized there were only three or four songs on it I could live with.

So, I think this album is brilliant and interesting and goes so far above and beyond their first album that it’s like the difference between a sunflower seed and a sunflower, but I’m worried that, after a few months, I won’t care for it.

I don’t think so. I think it’s much more sonically sturdy. But, I’ll admit, when I bought their first album, I could immediately think of ten people I thought should listen to it. This album I just want to put on and sit my headphoned self out at the edge of the world and watch the sun go down.