Friday, January 18, 2008

affordable hands-free technology

One advantage to these back woes is that one is forced to have a wee lie-down every 5 or 6 hours, hence affording lots of quality time to spend with a book.

Yes, my friends, I am proud to announce that I have completed another book. Now I know how impressed you must be by this shocking revelation, especially those of you who read in excess of 30 books a week. And I have to admit, for someone who generally only leaves herself enough time to read in bed at night (translation: two entire sentences read before I'm dead to the world), this is an amazing feat. I am inordinately proud of this newfound blistering pace.

Please head over to the Winter Reading Challenge blog if you would like to catch my review of Perfect From Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life.

And since that book is heavy on list-making, I would be remiss if I did not take the opportunity to once again rejoin the ranks of those tech savvy hauteurs who post the Friday Random Ten. Here's mine:

1. Winterlovers - Manic Street Preachers
2. Magpie - Patrick Wolf
3. Superior - Elliott Brood
4. Subculture - New Order
5. Hanging on the Telephone - Blondie
6. Midnight - Red Hot Chili Peppers
7. Hit - the Jesus and Mary Chain
8. Gene by Gene - Blur
9. San Jacinto - Peter Gabriel
10. Girls' Night Out - the Knife

What are you listening to this fine Friday night? I hope it makes you shake your groove thang. With great abandon.


Anonymous said...

love, love, love the manic street preachers. Now will hop over to the literary blog...

Anonymous said...

San Jacinto - very, very nice. I loves me some Peter Gabriel.

But your hands-free technology picture rocks it all!

My Word Verification was dvweeo. I keep reading it as "dweebo." I'm thinking your WV is like a Magic 8 Ball or something. :D

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Manic Street Preachers, Blondie, and Peter Gabriel? Dang woman, that sounds like something I might play.

Stephanie said...

You are a reading machine!

Allison said...

Nice review! Despite the fact the second half of the book seems to be weighted on Guided by Voices, it still sounds intriguing, and its going on my reading list.

That is one fine Friday playlist too! Twas listening to The Smiths and Oasis yesterday.

Happy Saturday. :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh you're a Manics fan, Gifted Typist? I am now digesting this information. Actually, Send Away the Tigers was my guilty pleasure album of the year.

Dweebo shall be my word of the day, Michelle, as it is most fitting. I actually thought of you when Mr Gabriel came on, so I guess I must of known of your feelings towards him. Funny the things that stick in your mind.

I snuck into your computer and stole your playlist, Dr M, and then I ate all the bananas in the house.

I'm scaring myself, Stephanie, I might even surpass my reading goal for this winter.

It is a really funny book, Al, and even the Guided by Voices part is quite hilarious. Smiths and Oasis - how Manchurian of you!

Anonymous said...

A fine review, Barb. Why aren't YOU writing books? you have such an amazing way with words!! Can I recommend my fave for last month - Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Awww shucks Berni, you're making me blush.
I have not heard of that book; I'll have to pick your brain about it,

justacoolcat said...

Great review, but am I supposed now want to be a meathead? The clothing sounds completely list worthy and I think it's commonly accepted that in fact, "ROOFERS DO IT HIGH".

As you know I even managed to link some videos this week; last minute lists are sometimes the best.

Toccata said...

I have to second Berni on this one.
You should be writing a book. If not a novel a book of short stories and/or writing for a newspaper or magazine.

Deb said...

yep, I vote for that. It'd be the only book I'd read lately, as I never find time to devote to finishing one. It's books or poker and I'm a bit of a gambler at heart.

Anonymous said...

Barbara, you're simply amazing.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Are you admitting to some roofer envy here, Just A? It sounds like you want the uniform pretty badly.

You're too sweet, Toccata. I actually feel like my creativity has hit the toilet since this injury. I don't know how some of those other pillheads do it.

Well as long as you quit pokering while you are ahead, Deb. Maybe eventually you can poker with one hand and hold a book in the other. That'd be impressive.

Because I read a book, Michelle? You are going to turn me into someone who demands applause for dressing myself in the mornings, hon!

Anonymous said...

Back woes again. So sorry. I know I have mentioned this before but if you haven't, find some back exercises to do daily when you are better. Might thwart or lesson future back suffering. Big hug.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

My massage therapist did give me some back exercises to do, Leazwell and I have been quite religious about it.