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  1. We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy by Kliph Nesteroff


    And I'm hoping to get his new one for Christmas:


    Outrageous: A History of Showbiz and the Culture Wars by Kliph Nesteroff



    Recommendation for fans of music biographies, or true-life mystery (it's on a bunch of end-of-year Best lists):


    To Anyone Who Ever Asks: The Life, Music, and Mystery of Connie Converse by Howard Fishman



    And for seasonal funsies, YA-ish Christmas-y rom-com (heavy on the rom) short stories:


    My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Stephanie Perkins

  2. 14 minutes ago, Analogman said:

    Oh - I only added a comma. 


    I fixed it. 


    The last time I saw Wilco was in the student union here where I work. 


    I didn't mean to make this into a political thread, but I'll take it!  Thanks!  :thumbup


    I saw Wilco in a student union location much like bbop describes at Queens, I think it was in San Diego?  bbop was there, he might remember it.  I don't see anything on Wilcobase that looks like it matches my recollection.  Hmmm...


    Edit:  Price Center "Ballroom" at UC San Diego, which is technically in La Jolla!  There it is!

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  3. 6 hours ago, bböp said:

    I've always had a soft spot for shows at college student unions, I guess just because the idea that a legitimate touring band would actually come and play a show in a building where students go every day to hang out, lounge around, meet friends, do homework, shop for groceries, books and other supplies, squeeze in a meal between classes and whatever else you can do at a student union these days seems so weird to me. The idea that a section of this campus building would be cordoned off and used as a de facto concert venue to which those not even affiliated with the school would also be admitted and whilst other student activities are simultaneously going on kind of boggles my mind...


    Did you know that Trish did her semester abroad at Queens? And a cousin of mine was President of the QU Student Union a couple of years ago.


    3 hours ago, theashtraysays said:


    • Analogman changed the title to Wilco - 6th September 2023, Mandela Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland


    Seems our reluctant dictator has an accomplice ... ta indeed.


    So I should be lodging my complaint about "Northern Ireland" with @Analogman, then? :P

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  4. 14 hours ago, Beltmann said:

    The 15-day Milwaukee Film Film Festival ended Thursday, May 4 (although some virtual options continued through Sunday). I managed to see 58 feature films and 64 shorts, all while teaching fulltime. I'm feeling half-dead, but exhilarated, too. I'm glad it's over and sad it's over.


    I will never understand how you manage this.  But I'm always impressed, and always appreciate your reviews!

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  5. 3 hours ago, Analogman said:

    That was due to the dive/documentary on the wreck. They were able to prove that the unsecured hatch covers did not cause the ship to sink. 


    He also said that the mourners were hurt that he referred to the church as a "musty" old hall. He later sang "rustic old hall". 

  6. https://www.avclub.com/new-oscars-teaser-confirms-the-bear-will-be-back-and-se-1850217739



    The series centers on White as a fine-dining chef who returns to take over his family’s old-school Chicago restaurant, kicking up all sorts of Midwest recriminations and personality conflicts in the process. All while being soundtracked by a pretty exquisite set of indie music tracks for music nerds of a certain vintage–something highlighted by the teaser’s on-the-nose but hard to argue with choice of Wilco’s “Via Chicago” to underscore the beef-based melancholy of it all.


    New tag line for VC:  "music nerds of a certain vintage".  :lol




    (The Bear probably should have had it's own thread by now!)

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  7. The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg


    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is one of my all-time faves, so I'm not sure why I never read anything else by her.  I'm well overdue for this one (literally, it was due back to the library yesterday; I'll need to get through it quickly :dancing).

  8. On 1/28/2023 at 6:07 AM, theashtraysays said:

    Just finished this one ... how I've lived in Kentucky these past ~40 years and not read her books is an embarrassment, but started with Prodigal Summer and worked my way through this one.  She's a brilliant writer. 



    Love this one, I read it many years ago.  Due for a re-read!

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  9. On 1/16/2023 at 6:41 PM, calvino said:

    Also started watching the sitcom The Inbetweeners (British) - nice way to unwind down from The English.


    5 hours ago, Albert Tatlock said:

    LOL. The first coupdl eo series were good.


    My nephew said once that the four main characters on The Inbetweeners were just like him and his three best friends in high school.  So I had to watch it, and I was horrified (and also, horrified at how much I enjoyed it :lol)


    2 hours ago, calvino said:

    Recently, we did watch the 1st two episodes of  "We Are Lady Parts" --- pretty interesting. 


    I loved We Are Lady Parts!

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  10. 19 hours ago, Doug C said:

    It is. I love Nick Hornby, so my oldest got me his new one for Christmas. On the surface, two seemingly disparate artists. After research, two artists with many similarities. He compares them in various ways. Hornby is a big fan of both, and it’s written with his humor, of course. If you’re a Hornby, Prince and/or Dickens fan, or enjoy reading about artistic geniuses, you’ll enjoy it. It’s also a very quick read.


    Steve Martin wrote a play, which I saw 20+ years ago, called Picasso at the Lapin Agile.  It's an imagining of Picasso and Einstein meeting a Paris cafe and discussing their respective geniuses.  Lots of fun!  Steve Martin described it as "Focusing on Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity and Picasso’s master painting, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, the play attempts to explain, in a light-hearted way, the similarity of the creative process involved in great leaps of imagination in art and science".  The ending is incredibly silly, but it's worth seeing if you ever get the chance.

  11. Cyclorama: Langer, Adam: 9781635578065: Amazon.com: Books


    One more that I forgot to post!  


    For anyone who thinks our phones aren't listening to us: I went to college with Adam Langer, did not know him at all, but now we've got a couple of friends in common on facebook.  I was mentioning to my sister last week that I was reading this (we both very much enjoyed one of his previous books, Crossing California).  Next time I looked at facebook, I had a new suggested friend: Adam Langer. :brow

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  12. Duplicity: My Mothers' Secrets eBook : Freed, Donna: Kindle Store -  Amazon.com


    Just finished this one.  I went to college with the author.  At a reunion a few years ago, I asked how she'd been and she told me this whole story in about 10 minutes. :o  She was entertaining when I knew her back then, and she's still incredibly entertaining now!

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