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?


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.

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.