Hey there folks. Thanx 2 my roommate & the good folks at WalMart, I'm back in bizness here at the Back-Up Plan.
My old computer died early in August, & during my 2-month forced layoff I was feeling very directionless, depressed, without a purpose or a Mission In Life. (My real-life job doesn't count.) Hopefully I'm about 2 rediscover that Mission, & if U're out there reading this, welcome aboard.
During my 2-month vacation I read a lot, the 1st time I've REALLY gotten in2 fiction again in a coupla yrs. Read sevral books the last few wks especially, including Bruce Sterling's outrageous & funny ZEITGEIST, & 3 novels by James Ellroy that I re-read -- the brilliant L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, the Xcellent THE BIG NOWHERE (which I'd 4got10 nearly ALL of since reading it a coupla yrs back), & I'm currently re-reading Ellroy's THE BLACK DAHLIA 4 about the 5th time. Ellroy's pretty brilliant. I also got about 1/2way thru re-reading James Tiptree Jr.'s BRIGHTNESS FALLS FROM THE AIR, & was having a pretty good time with it until the cuteness factor got me & I bogged down. I'll B posting reviews of all of these books + more books & music as I go along.
Haven't bn listening 2 music quite so much lately, not sure why, but mayB that intrest will return now that I'm re-connected again here & have somewhere 2 blab again.
My old website -- TAD's Weird Ass Music and Books -- is still up & running, tho I no longer have access 2 post new info on it. While I was on vacation, spammers apparently turned the "comments" sections in2 1 giant ad 4 Viagra. If U can 4give that, I still think there's some good reading that can B found there, including all the Ntries on early-'70s radio nostalgia, '60s & '70s science fiction, all the Great Lost Singles write-ups, the rant about Michael Jackson & CNN, & reviews of work by the Beach Boys, Nick Drake, Kate Bush, Fairport Convention & others.
I hope 2 keep blabbing about whatever strikes my fancy, now that I'm connected again. MayB there were only 1/2 a dozen people in the world who were reading me B4 my old computer's untimely demise, but after I got disconnected I felt like some1 had cut off my hands. It's great 2 B back.
I hope 2 B talking 2 U more about great overlooked books & music & whatever else gets me going (probly 2 include LOTS of nostalgia, as usual) VERY SOON. Cheers, & thanx 4 reading me....