25. August 2006 · Comments Off on Another Read? · Categories: imported, Ramble

A former oboist turned computer guy turned apprentice at a mental hospital turned goat farm worker has a book out. About a former musician turned computer guy turned apprentice at a goat farm and organic gardening center, and aide at a mental hospital. Hmmm. From oboist to a mental hospital? Okay … I won’t write what I want to write. I’m holding back. I really am.

In any case, being as the author did the same things his character does, I suspect he knew what he was writing about. And I think I might want to read this book.

The author’s name is Terry Row (anyone know of him?) and it sounds as if he played quite a bit in a number of places before going the computer route. And then he worked in both San Francisco and San Jose (as well as other locations). The title of the book is Summer Capricorn. And I want it.

Article here.

25. August 2006 · Comments Off on Broadbent as Turpin? · Categories: imported, Ramble

This article suggests that Jim Broadbent may be in the Tim Burton Sweeney Todd movie, and that he might be Judge Turpin. Of course it also says Johnny Depp will be Sweeney. So who knows?

But when they explain the musical and say this:

Although MSN doesn’t mention a particular role, Broadbent would presumably be cast as Judge Turpin in the film version of Sweeney, which spins the macabre tale of a revenge-obsessed demon barber and his assistant, who turns his victims into the worst pies in London.

… I wonder if they know what they are even talking about! The “worst pies in London” (“Only lard and nothing more”) were made prior to the man-filled meat pies (talk about a manwich!).

So who knows?

25. August 2006 · Comments Off on Secret Code? · Categories: imported, Ramble

Pardon me while I ponder.

I received some spam today (surprise, surprise … or not really … 86 pieces of spam in my folder … grumble). Some spam includes bizarre random lines. Some are from books (I sometimes google them—or goggle, as I typed first—and find out what book is being quoted). And today there was this line:

Apparently musical ability and matter of the alien artifact with a great deal of interest.

So you’ll have to excuse me for a while. I’m certain this means something. Something important. Something that will change my life completely. And cause me to be the Perfect Reedmaker.


Or not.