Friday, April 26, 2013

Gleefully dystopian Friday Random Ten

I'm in the home stretch of reading Kit Reed's Thinner Than Thou.  Sort of started it on impulse.  It's quite awesome.  On one level it's about body image and how the elevation of youth and sleekness could go very bad in the near future.  But it's also about the unfairness built into dealings between those with economic power and those without.  The diet guru who owns a forced labor camp makes that clear.

1. Grizzly Bear - While You Wait For the Others
2. Edith Piaf - Monsieur Lenoble
3. Depeche Mode - Strangelobe
4. Sly & the Family Stone - Don't Burn Baby
5. The Patti Smith Group - Free Money
6. Lou Rawls - Down Here on the Ground
7. Ladytron - The Lovers
8. T. Rex - You've Got to Jive Just to Stay Alive--Spanish Midnight
9. Pink Martini - Bitty Boppy Betty
10. Sarah Vaughan - Mean to Me


susan said...

A lot of people have definitely become addicted to the unnatural elements that have been added to our food supply so there's no wonder so many Americans are massively overweight. The very idea you have to be rich to be thin is repulsive.

It's a nice and pretty familiar FR10 this week. I love that particular Lou Rawls song.

Ben said...

I mayn't have done justice to the book. It's a fun near-future science fiction novel, not dry at all. Something to what you say, though. Although I'd be the last one to roll in and try to fix everybody.

The Rawls song is great. Hammy. Also great.