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Food for Eyes and Ears

August 19, 2009

During a very rushed visit to the library on the way to work tonight I picked up more books and music; to whit:

I renewed ‘The Autobiographer’s Handbook’ – edited by Jennifer Traig; a Holt paperback.

For reference I snagged the 2007 edition (17th) of  ‘The Canadian Writer’s Market’, basically to see what’s out there. Published by McClelland & Stewart.

For sheer enjoyment Hunter S Thompson’s novel ‘The Rum Diary’. A Simon and Schuster publication. Highly recommended by Martin at hstbooks.org.

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In the music section I found myself in front of a section containing all Canadian folk artists and bands so….

— Buffy Sainte-Marie’s 1996 compilation ‘Up Where We Belong’

— Soundtrack to the film ‘Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man’. Songs performed by various artists including Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Nick Cave, U2. (2006)

— k.d. lang’s 2008 release ‘Watershed’.

— Jeremy Fisher’s 2008 CD ‘Back Porch Spiritual’.

— ‘The Duhks’ 2008 ‘Fast Paced World’.

— Nanci Griffith’s 2005 ‘Hearts In Mind’.

I’m familiar with all these artists except Fisher but am looking forward to checking out all these releases.

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Read. Buy a newspaper. Get informed. Buy a book. Support your local library. Spread literacy.

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