I’m having a bad
day week month, so I went looking for something that might cheer me up. Here’s what I found:
1.) The Kronos Quartet (the coolest string quartet ever) covers “Flugufrelsarinn” by Sigur Rós (the coolest rock band ever). Listen to that, and some other cool stuff, at Kronos’s MySpace page. By the way, I saw Kronos do “Flugufrelsarinn” earlier in the year at Carnegie Hall. That was so cool.
2.) It always makes me smile when the NYT features a gay couple on its Weddings & Celebrations page. This week, it’s Adam Berger and Stephen Frank. They were college suite-mates, who—somehow or other—didn’t “know”. Didn’t know about themselves. Didn’t know about each other. “I haven’t been totally straight with you,” one said a few years later. And before you know it, they’re getting hitched at a Pocantico Hills, N.Y., restaurant.
P.S. I don’t know what to say about the article’s reference to Princess Di’s funeral. Yikes.
3.) “Noodle Shop,” a Sushicam photograph by Jeff Laitila, made me forget my troubles for a few minutes. It also made me hungry.
4.) Tomorrow, September 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Arrr!