Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tuba Skinny - "Sweet Potato Blues"

This one and the four below this one are the latest of their videos on youtube.

Tuba Skinny - "I'll See You In The Spring"

Tuba Skinny - "New Orleans Bump"

Tuba Skinny - "Too Tight Blues"

Alpha Dog of the Week - Francois Hollande........ Stephen Colbert On Comedy Central

Alpha Dog of the Week - Francois Hollande: French President Francois Hollande is mired in a sex scandal involving several woman.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Key West , Fort Myers , Cruise

I keep wanting to take this boat from Ft. Myers to Key West but I haven't done it yet.

So for the time being this youtube video will have to suffice. If you see an ad it can be skipped in three seconds or so.

Explore Sanibel Island Florida Off The Coast Of Fort Myers

We have been to this place 15 times now. It is unspoiled and unchanged.

Welcome to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates

We went to this place on and it was well worth the four hours it takes to really see everything for real.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Robert Stone & Rachel Kushner

Robert Stone "Death of the Black-Haired Girl"

I missed this event. Too bad. I wonder how that happened? I am really sorry I missed this.
It was on the 25th of November 2013. It was at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington D.C. We did go see him there in 2007 when he came to promote his memoir PRIME GREEN. Click on the name Robert Stone in the Labels box below to see my other posts about him.

Friday, January 3, 2014

More On Death Of The Black Haired Girl By Robert Stone

The link below is the to review of this book in The Washington Post.

About 4 posts below this one I posted much more about this new novel by Robert Stone. It is one of his best I believe.

In the review above it is mentioned that this story is based on a real-life death of a student at Yale. I did not know that. Stone taught at Yale so he would have known all about it.

See quote from the above review below.

" The plot originates in the real-life death of Yale student Suzanne Jovin, stabbed near campus minutes after handing in her senior thesis on Osama bin Laden in 1998. Police identified her adviser as a suspect, giving vent to a host of conspiracy theories, irresistible to a writer of Stone’s cast of mind."

Click on the name Robert Stone in the Labels box below to see my other posts about him. I have quite a few including pictures of where he lived in New Orleans in 1959. And also photos of him signing books for me and others at a book signing and reading of his memoir PRIME GREEN back in 2007 at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington D.C.  We sat on the front row and I was first in line for to get him to sign my copies of Prime Green, Hall of Mirrors, and a first edition of Dog Soldiers.

Tuba Skinny. Orvieto, Umbria Jazz Winter . dec 29, 2013