Thursday, September 9, 2004

Five Things That Are Cool
1. Björk's fabulous new CD "Medulla." Voices unleashed! Full review to follow whenever I get off my butt and do so.

2. Finally watching Richard Linklater's 1995 film "Before Sunrise." Intimate, witty and verbose romance with a great Viennese backdrop, as strangers meet and fall for each other in a whirlwind 24-hour romance. More authentic than 99% of Hollywood's romantic comedies, and excellent performances by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.

3. The first "Thursday Next" novel by Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair." A lighthearted sci-fi time travel detective tale that takes place in a world where the lines between fiction and reality are blurry. Creative as all get-out, full of literary references and cunning characters. Look forward to reading more of the series.

4. Richard Thompson's cover of Britney Spears' "Oops! I Did It Again." Teen pop undergoes soulful guitar-wizard alchemy, becomes amazingly poignant and sassy tune.

5. Babies who are starting to grow teeth! (Teeth not shown due to extreme wriggliness.)

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