Saturday, March 18, 2006

alligator piano

Giorgio's of Palm Beach offers one at $950,000, says here in the Wall Street Journal today. Upholstered with no fewer than 70 gator bellies, this concert grand. Doesn't say here whether or not the alligator piano has ivory keys, seems a natural for this endangered species consumptionist orgy.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

nothing's like a book

PW Daily:
E.L. Doctorow, whose Civil War novel The March (Random House), has already won the PEN Faulkner award, been an NBA finalist and is tipped for the Pulitzer, won in Fiction. He said he often wondered whether awards were good for novelists, but found "I tend to accept them." A book "written in silence and read in silence goes from heart to heart and soul to soul as nothing else can," he declared.

headline of the day:

Consciousness Continues To Baffle Psychoanalysts

....And that doesn't surprise me a bit. Unfortunately, the article doesn't explain why my psychoanalyst baffles me.