Saturday, December 09, 2006

Audio Entertainment

I was listening to NPR a couple of days ago, and they had a very funny interview with Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket (and a few words from Stephin Merritt) to promote the release of "The Tragic Treasury", an album intended to go along with The Series of Unfortunate Events. The music is by The Gothic Archies (basically an offshoot of the fabulously postmodern Magnetic Fields).
Now I can't stop singing, "Run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run, or Die, die, die, die, die, die, die, die" over and over to myself. It's strangely catchy. I stopped myself mid-drone from singing it to one of the bunnies, as that just seemed so very wrong.

Another little gem gleaned from NPR this week was a story about the lonely hearts column in the London Review of Books. The ads are far more entertaining than the usual I-like-sunsets-and-walks-on-the-beach variety. My favorite one starts out: "I like my women the way I like my kebab. Found by surprise after a drunken night out, and covered in too much tahini. "
If I weren't married...


Anonymous Old comments saved from HaloScan exodus said...

We love Lemony Snicket at this house, what a wonderful Christmasy ideal this could be!
mary jane | Homepage | 12.09.06 - 5:49 pm | #

Scream and Run Away is truly an awesome song. I just finished The End and was somewhat .. disappointed. I don't know what I expected, but somehow that wasn't it. I think the fact that I'm disappointed means that Lemony succeeded!
Julia G | Homepage | 12.10.06 - 9:19 pm | #

6:04 PM, July 26, 2007  

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