- Posted by Johanna on December 5, 2006 at 8:15 am
- Category: Meta
Posting will be light this week, unfortunately. I’ve got a ton of terrific books I want to write about, but no mental energy or stress-free reading time for reasons I can’t reveal or discuss right now. (Thank you in advance for your good wishes. Yes, KC and I are fine and healthy. Yes, it’s day-job-related. Yes, it’s a rotten time of year for this kind of thing to happen, but at least I still have a position.)
In the meantime, I leave you with this recommendation: I’m surviving by listening a lot to Robbie Williams’ 2005 album Intensive Care. It’s his best album yet (although I haven’t yet heard Rudebox). IC was never released in the US, because Americans have crappy taste in music, and I only have this one because wonderful hubby KC got it for me as an import for last Christmas. I’m probably going to have to get Rudebox the same way, assuming it’s as good.
IC is moody and complex but without resorting to only one note in tone or theme. (It’s also the one with design and artwork by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely.) It’s got songs that I don’t mind having stuck in my head, which makes for a nice distraction from the corporate shenanigans.