It's official. When I'm on an airplane I have to be reading a John Le Carre novel. Pretty much the only fiction I have read in the last few years has been Aimee Bender, Amy Hempel, Kelly Link & John Le Carre. I love spies. And fabulism. And Amy Hempel. But most of all spiese. I love the self conscious performance of a self-like character. I love double-crossing intrigues, complex plots. I love, more than anything else, walking back the cat. This trip it's Night Manager.
Imagine, please for a moment, that these baby swallows that live on my brother's porch are singing this song:
This one's for North Carolina! C'mon and raise up
Take your shirt off, twist it 'round yo' hand
Spin it like a helicopter
North Carolina! C'mon and raise up
This one's for you, uh-huh, this one's for who?
Us, us, us
Now, please imagine that they are saying in unison "Hello Matthew Henrikson!"
What is a trip without new music to listen to? These are the remainder of my emusic.com downloads for the month:
SCSI-9: transsibirski express
Anthony Braxton: Composition No.165 [For 18 Instruments]
John Cage: Atlas Eclipticalis And Winter Music; 103
John Cage and David Tudor: Indeterminacy: New Aspect of Form in Instrumental and Electr
Vitreous Humor: EP
The Kronos Quartet: Terry Riley’s Cadenza on the Night Plain
Cocteau Twins: Blue Bell Knoll
William Basinski And Richard Chartier
Peter Brotzmann: Fuck de Boere
The Gyuto Monks: Freedom Chants From The Roof Of The World
Pelt: Empty Bell Ringing in the Sky
Fred Frith: Guitar Solos (1974 Classic Re-mastered)
I heart emusic.com.