So, your CD reviews:
I have been a Bob Dylan fan forever, and have raised a second generation of them; OK, maybe just Todd and his wife. But I have to admit I bought his Christmas CD with a little bit of trepidation. Could That Voice do Christmas? So I ordered it, but then put off listening to it for a couple of months.
So, yeah, it's definitely Dylan. But as far as Christmas, I think it has to go in my weird collection. My seven-year-old grandson made the definitive comment on it:
"I didn't think any Christmas song could be that bad. His voice is really horrible. I can't stand to listen to that any more."
(Keep in mind this is one of the kids whose dad is an opera singer.)
So, if you're a Dylan fan, thumbs up. Otherwise, maybe not.
The other CD I got was this Sting CD.
I find it more listenable. There are some nice rhythmic things, some old sounding songs, some actually old songs. I was listening for hurdy-gurdy; there's a song called Hurdy-gurdy Man, but I didn't pick up on actual hurdy-gurdy in it. Well, I will have to bring it in out of the car and read liner notes. If there are any.
And now a book review:
I picked this up at Tabula Rasa (actually I got the Sting CD there as well). We can't decide what it is, other than Edward Gorey, which pretty much says it all. I think it is an allegory* but I haven't decided for what. Sharman thinks it is a parody of a Russian novel. I think everyone should read it and we should have an online book group to discuss it. You will have to guess which is my favorite picture when you get it. It definitely calls for an Edward Gorey shawl and legwarmers, though.
And speaking of knitting, I must knit. I am knitting for Nitin, Cherry's boyfriend who has never had a Christmas stocking and who WILL have one this year.
And so, adieu.
Is there some subtle, hidden significance to the sizes of the pictures, which increase as the post goes on?