Tuesday, June 08, 2010

it's over there

In amongst the hail and the wind and the sun and the thunderstorms (aka a typical Calgary day), the climate is a little interviewy around here these days.

Over at New Canadian Modern, you can read In a Glass House with a Flame Thrower, featuring a Calgary jewelry designer who makes imaginative glass beads. The article is the latest blurb in my little mini-series, People Who Do Stuff, and it features lots of pretty pictures to lift your Tuesday doldrums.

Later today, I will be interviewing some kids in grade 2 about learning to read. We'll see if my Barbie Cub Reporter digital recorder can handle the musings of a gaggle of 8-year-olds.

Tomorrow, in a slightly surreal case of the hunter becoming the hunted, I am going to be on the other side of the mic. The Calgary Journal is interviewing me for my perspective on Calgary folk festival workshops. We all know I can wax ineloquent for hours on that subject, so I pity the foo who drew the short straw and now has to talk to me. I will likely just keep rambling until a click and a dial-tone lets me know that the interview is over.

Still to come:
- a book review on David Byrne's Bicycle Diaries
- a concert review on the Mountain Goats/New Pornographers show at Mac Hall last night.

What's the best thing you have read or heard or seen lately?

4 comments:

Charlie said...

Where in the hell are the comments? Did the Apocalyse happen again, and was I left behind?

I enjoyed the bead article. You right real gud, Barbara, and you're never snooty or uppity like The Harvard Business Review.

To answer your question, I'm reading my first-ever graphic novel and it's cool: Britten and Brulightly by Hannah Berry.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The comment section is all yours, Charlie. Lots of room to stretch out in. You may feel free to swing a cat if you wish.
I'm glad you liked the bead article, thanks for your sweet words. I am working on my uppitiness, though, in order to expand my career.
I have yet to read any graphic novels (shocking, I know!) but soon I must mend the error of my ways.

Anonymous said...

I guess I have a thing for Scandinavian authors...LOVED Karin Fossum's Water's Edge and plan to love Steig Larsson and his trilogy (Girl With Dragon Tattoo etc.),books and movie.
Berni

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I need to read more Scandinavian authors, Berni, seeing as I am a big fan of the music, the furniture and the social policies of that area.