Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"The Dog Days Are Over"

My favorite song, at the moment.  By the glorious Florence and the Machine.  I love the build to it and the rhythms it manipulates.  If the rest of the album is this good, I may buy it...and that's a big deal for me; I very rarely buy CDs.  (But I won't buy it from Amazon, not till they tell me why they dropped two of my books.)

I first heard it on a rock station out of Toronto that broadcasts from the CN Tower.  I listen to them on the way home from work (en route to work, the station is hijacked by a couple of idiots who love the sound of their own voices nattering over nonsense more than music so I now listen to classical in the mornings).

Right now, I have three of Loreena McKinnitt's albums.  Her voice is bewitching...a Gaelic mirror to David Gahan's voice (he of Depeche Mode fame).  I heard her work on Pandora.

I flew back from NYC on an earlier flight than I'd planned for, thinking I could get home and settled before dark, but a snowstorm kept us circling the airport for 45 minutes and by the time we landed night was settling in.  I was so beat, I zoned and forgot to do my daily blog.  I DID start inputting changes to "The Lyons' Den" -- stuff I'd written onto a printed copy.  But as per my usual practice, I'm changing my changes as I input them and making other changes and doing a third draft as I input the second draft.

"Porno Manifesto" has a new fan living in Phoenix.  He even thinks Alec is charming in an "Anti-social and Schizoid Personality Disorder" sort of way.  I am most honored and pleased.

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