Whatcha Readin’ and Listenin’ To Wednesday: December 24, 2008
This week has been a slow reading week, but a busy listening week. I’ve even pulled out my one and only Christmas album for a few spins. Something about that jazzy approach—and the images in my head of the Peanuts Christmas dancers—gets me in the holiday mood.
Three side notes:
(1) Check out Whole Lotta Album Covers this week for the Best and Worst of 2008 according to Mark, Ray, Bob, Chuck, and me. Prepare to be amazed by some stunning artwork … and horrified by some real stinkers.
(2) Next week, I’ll be posting my fourth annual (has it been four years?!?) best and worst of the year picks. I know you’re on the edge of your seats; please don’t fall off.
(3) Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
The Elements of Style, by William Strunk and E.B. White. Every person can improve his or her writing, and reviewing this classic little book is a great—and quick—way to do so.
Vince Guaraldi Trio, A Charlie Brown Christmas
Aerosmith, Get Your Wings
Lindsey Buckingham, Gift of Screws
Rush, Permanent Waves
Tesla, Into the Now