Anne and I spent the weekend in beautiful Bellingham, Washington, writing and drinking coffee and reading good books. We had the privilege of spending time with Luci Shaw, a marvelous poet and an inspiration to us both. I also listened to a lot of great music.

And then I promptly LOST MY CD CARRYING CASE. Currently missing: the new Ron Sexsmith album, Bruce Springsteen’s latest, and several other current favorites. [insert much grumbling here]

Anyway, I’m finding a whole lot of comfort in an amazing new recording this morning…

The few seconds in which I fell completely head-over-heels in love with the new Sigur Rós album Takk…: Track 5, 6:30 – 7:05.

Can’t really explain why. Perhaps it was the sheer surprise of how the music morphs from one style to another to another without losing any of its enchantment.

Want to hear the whole album for free? Here ya go.

FORSTER FLIES A KITE
Marc Forster, director of Finding Neverland, will direct an adaptation of the popular novel The Kite Runner. Very interesting.
LEONARDO DI-ROOSEVELT?
Thought it was a stretch to imagine Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes? Now Martin Scorsese wants him to play yet another formidable figure from American history…
BUFFY’S ORIGINS?
Joss Whedon on Wonder Woman: “She is kind of, in a way, the grandma of everything I’ve been writing my whole life, so it makes sense that we should meet.”

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