@patrickrhone Just finished it a few weeks ago. I highly recommend it!
@simonwoods He's a very naughty boy!
@schuth I’m not transcribing the journals, I’m just creating an index. (Listen to me: “just”? That’s a laugh. This project is going to eat me alive...) As for the roman numerals, they were the original numbering system when I was using large lined Moleskines and I didn’t find them unwieldy. I would have happily climbed up into all sorts of nonsense involving pallets of D’s and quivers of X’s, and who knows what else. But for some reason, I simply stopped numbering my journals when I switched away from hardcover Moleskines in 2009. I introduced the red-ink arabic numbering only about two years ago (when I had reached #34 or 35).
@rnv (And Volumes 3 and 4, down there at the bottom of the left stack? Nothing nothing nothing but bad news. Can’t wait.)
@JohnPhilpin Whoever dies with the most text editors wins.
@schuth I hear you. Our first winter back in Minnesota was 2016 (after 14 years in regions whose winters were either somewhat or much less cold/snowy), and it was the first winter in MN history where more precipitation fell as rain than as snow. The last few winters have been colder and snowier, which is nice I suppose, but — even normal isn’t normal anymore.
Anyway. Thanks again for the Reinier Baas rec; I’m listening to it now. For more guitar-driven avant-jazz, you may like Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord.
@simonwoods Yup. I can’t even. Boggling, innit.
That’s what I’ve always liked about Lattimore’s renderings: how he shows the books’ radical weirdness (or wyrdness?) through just those sorts of small, startling divergences. And his translations were the first to demonstrate for me what distinctive voices each of the evangelists had.
@schuth Wow, fantastic stuff! Annoyed that I have some Ben van Gelder in my collection but hadn’t heard of Reinier Baas till now.
We’re still seeing some light flurries here this morning, but nowhere near as much snow as I’d hoped for — and definitely not enough, in my opinion, for the Cities to have Cancelled Everything. (But then I’m a child of the Seventies. Arrr, the fell winter of ’77, where the snow drifts buried houses!)
@patrickrhone Thanks for bringing it to my attention the other day. However, my TBR list being what it is (loooong), I may need to just wait till it shows up in paperback…
@rnv Damn, if only “phoning it in” were always this good…
@whoatowow Sounds like a fun ride — looking forward to tagging along!
@hollyhoneychurch So wonderful!
@macgenie Can’t wait to hear your impressions! I stopped early in the second disc the other day, once I realized I was just too tired to give it my full attention. I’ll probably finish it this weekend.
@kitt Hit me!
@smokey Ha! Yeah, I've always thought it captured that cranky subtext that a lot of service industry people (sally army bell-ringers, cash-register folks, et al.) barely manage to conceal during the final hysterical onslaught of Holiday so-called Cheer…
@macgenie I watched the first half (disc 1) on Thursday evening, and I’m about to start the second half in just a few minutes…
So far, it’s been mostly as I remember it, with just a few “wait, was that in the original?” moments. Also: in this version, I am even less confident that Eugene has the slightest grasp of Claire’s motivations than I thought so before. (That is, I think we learn more about Eugene’s “male gaze” than we do about Claire herself when we’re listening to his somewhat clueless bloviations. How different if, say, Winter, or “Trevor McPhee” — or even Claire herself! — had provided the voice-over…)
Gotta go! “Movie sign!”
@brentsimmons At best, you’d need a safe word, and at worst, you’d need a good criminal defence attorney...
@brentsimmons Better than getting Eros and Thanatos mixed up.
@vasta (Oh, and I enjoyed the post you linked to)