Saturday, February 15, 2014

White-out Saturday Random Ten

Wow.  Another big one.  Enough snow, at any rate, to close everything down.  Which is a lower threshold on the weekend, I think, and if this were a Tuesday, say, you might still see a lot of traffic out there.  As it is, once I got home at 3PM there wasn't much reason to go back out.

Did stop off at the library before they closed early.  I picked up Charles Stross' Rule 34.  The story sounded interesting, and I'd never really read him.  I'm only a couple of chapters in, but can't complain.  His writing is meme-heavy, which isn't a way I'd try to write but he has some infectious fun with it.  Plus cyberpunk dialog sounds a lot funnier in Glaswegian.

1. Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama
2. Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away
3. Reading Rainbow - Cut in Two
4. They Might Be Giants - When Will You Die
5. Dinah Washington - Invitation
6. New Pornographers - Up in the Dark
7.  Lambert, Hendricks and Ross - Farmer's Market
8. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
9. Mose Allison - Tell Me Something
10. Ladytron - Last One Standing


susan said...

Yesterday was warm enough here we had our hats and gloves off half way through our walk in the park. Today, in contrast, we've been having the storm that hit RI on Friday. I'm still wondering how it is all our worst weather seems to come from the south when it's Canada that gets blamed for winter cold.

I read a couple of books by Charles Stross, but lost interest after the first two. My all time favorite sci-fi writer was another Scot (he died last summer), Iain M. Banks. His Culture novels are amazing.

I'm glad you've had time during the storm to listen to another SR10. Once again, some are unknown to me, but I like the idea of hearing Marvin, Mose and Ladytron following each other. Cool Dinah Washington song too.

Ben said...

Weather patterns have been pretty weird this year, for whatever reason. Here in RI this particular weekend was pretty much spring, at least during the morning/early afternoon.

Thus far I'm enjoying Stross. I can see falling off after a book or two, depending on what kind of tone he kept up. Based on your recommendation and Jerry's I have a good feeling about the Culture books.

All good songs. The Dinah Washington one is beautifully hammy, or hammily beautiful.