“What Did You Do In The Pandemic, Daddy?” I Read, Mostly About Music

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It has taken two months but my daily life is now organized and moves effortlessly through 24 hour spurts

430am – Wake Up and write

9am – Go to my job online

1130am – Watch Governor Cuomo’s update on the virus, a rock star turn for an hour  day.

530pm – Log off and read

730p – Watch TV

9pm -Go to sleep

From 430am to 730pm I have music playing.

So what do I read?

New York Times
New York Post
Brooklynvegan
New York
The Guardian
Pitchfork
Rolling Stone
Billboard

Those are the biggies.

And also books.

But I am a slow reader, and I tend to read numerous books simultaneously, and since except for my Nick Lowe bio review (here), it takes me forever to finish a book, I figured I’d round em up…

So… here is what I am reading at the moment

Girl To City: A Memoir – Amy Rigby – indie country rocker with a clear eyed vision of her past

Boogie Man: The Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American Twentieth Century – Charles Shaar Murray – The author of the definitive Jimi Hendrix bio on a blues almost great that Murray adds to the pantheon

Some Fantastic Place: My Life In and Out of Squeeze – Chris Difford – as English as Sunday Roast with all the trimmings

Cosy Reading For A Cosy Day – Kiranda-Lu Psmith – Psmith is my niece and she writes nonsense rhyme, sweet emotional short stories, trouble in the world side long glances, and all through a very English garden Carroll-Lear axis.

A Field Guide To Getting Lost – Rebecca Solnit – I was listening to Katie Von Schleicher’s new song “Brutality” which was inspired in part by Solnit (the woman who invented mansplaining as a description) writing about “Vertigo”. I haven’t read it yet, but I will…

Apropos Of Nothing – Woody Allen – I was very close to reviewing this (I reviewed all his movies instead), the truth of Woody is that everything from “Take The Money And Run” To “Annie Hall” are masterpieces and everything else skates to a lesser or greater degree

 

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