1. Accordions and hair drew women, could he help this?

    From Accordion Crimes by Annie Proulx

  2. nprmusic:

    David Lamb, one half of Brown Bird, played folk that edged toward the dark sides of both blues and country. He died Saturday after a year-long fight with leukemia.


  3. Traveling Sprinkler by Nicholson Baker on Novel Songs

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    Listen to these tracks on 8tracks

    Early In The Morning - The Gap Band
    Sunken Cathedral - Paul Jacobs
    Black Silk Gown - Stephen Fearing
    World Spins Madly On - The Weepies
    One Whole Hour - Scarlett Johansson
    How Can I Keep from Singing? - Cordelia’s Dad
    Don’t Wanna Know About Evil - Beth Orton
    Yesterday - Boyz II Men
    Blackbird - The Beatles
    So You Want to Write a Fugue - Glen Gould
    Lowrider - War
    Red Clay Halo - Gillian Welch
    Marry Me - Nicholson Baker
    Lake Bed - Brown Bird
    When It Comes To You - Laura Cantrell


  4. When a character in a novel gives you a youtube link, you should probably check it out. Stephen Fearing singing in a hotel lobby in Paris is courtesy of Paul Chowder from Nicholson Baker’s Traveling Sprinkler.


  5. Nicholson Baker: Four Protest Songs

    It’s hard to know where Paul Chowder starts and Nicholson Baker stops.


  6. What the driver of the oversize load wanted was not that different from what I wanted. He wanted to make a sound. He wanted to have people hear him. This truck was his medium. This was how he sang. Some people sing through motorcycles and wear T-shirts that say “Loud Pipes Save Lives,” some sing with a guitar, some people crack their knuckles loudly.

    From Traveling Sprinkler by Nicholoson Baker, this week’s featured novel.

  7. "Maybe you could praise the walnuts?" Roz said.

    Translates in my mind to “If you don’t have anything nice to say, praise the walnuts.” From Traveling Sprinkler by Nicholson Baker, the featured novel for April 5th.

  8. 
"Most of us believed that just as each man has his own private hell, he also has his own private heaven. And it’s his right to keep it to himself."
—Carsten Jensen, We the Drowned

    "Most of us believed that just as each man has his own private hell, he also has his own private heaven. And it’s his right to keep it to himself."

    —Carsten Jensen, We the Drowned


  9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood on Novel Songs

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    Listen to these songs on 8tracks

    All The Girls Are Complicated - Laura Cantrell
    Valentine - Fiona Apple
    These Days - St. Vincent
    I’m Disappearing - Juliana Hatfield
    Whispering Hope - Willie Nelson
    Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis
    Oh What A Beautiful Morning - Ray Charles
    You Used To Call Me - Clifton Chenier
    What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
    Acrobat - U2
    High & Wild - Angel Olsen
    There is a Balm in Gilead - Jeanne Lee


    • enjolrasinhispyjamas:

Book Illustrations by Balbusso Sisters for The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
    • enjolrasinhispyjamas:

Book Illustrations by Balbusso Sisters for The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
    • enjolrasinhispyjamas:

Book Illustrations by Balbusso Sisters for The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.


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