Friday, January 05, 2007

Friday Shuffle

Here's the Friday shuffle -- I'm working on a short best of 2006 post but it's taking me awhile.
  1. What May Seem Like Love: Whiskeytown from Faithless Street
  2. You're Not Drinking Enough: Don Henley from Building the Perfect Beast
  3. Far, Far Away: Wilco from Being There (I think I'm destined, Poppy)
  4. Hands Open: Snow Patrol from Eyes Open
  5. No Woman No Cry: Bob Marley from Legend
  6. Body Rap: Badly Drawn Boy from The Hour of Bewilderbeast
  7. Half As Much: Van Morrison from Pay the Devil
  8. Jackson: Lucinda Williams from Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
  9. Gnawin' On It: Bonnie Raitt from Bonnie Raitt and Friends
  10. Jammin': Bob Marley from Legend
Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala: This story of an African boy, Agu, who becomes a soldier in his country's civil war is extremely difficult to read because of the relentless brutality of Agu's life. He becomes further and further detached from his life before the war and you just know that it can't end well for him. Iweala tells this tale using the cadences of an African accent and that can make this book hard at first until you fall into the rhythm of the language. Despite its harsh setting, Beasts of No Nation is an excellent book.

2 comments:

Robin said...

Ah, thanks for the needed Wilco power.

Today, when we were leaving to look at houses in B'ville, "I Am the Man Who Loves You" shuffled up. Clara Jane latched onto it and refused to let us listen to anything else while we were in the car. Two hours of that song. That's got to be some good karma.

Katya said...

That's excellent karma -- I love that song. Two hours of it though might drive me crazy! :)