Distraction-worthy Links, and the Next Round of ROW80

Got my Amanda Palmer Kickstarter Deluxe Edition the other day! (Most of this post is about distractions from writing...)

Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra: Theatre is Evil

I've been listening to the album nonstop.

Meanwhile, Amanda and Neil Gaiman will be on an upcoming episode of Amoeba Records' What's In My Bag?

This is awesome! So far I've watched Noel Gallagher, Tim Burgess, Elijah Wood (that episode ended with an old Turkish song, though they didn't say why), and Johnny Marr. I miss buying records.

Which dovetails to: blogfest coming up on 15 October! The Nineties Blogfest (love the Jarvis cutout!):


"Choose one thing from each year from 1990 to 1999, be it a film, a TV show, a radio show, a particular episode of a TV or radio show, a piece of theatre, a book, a comic, a song, an album, a gig, a piece of artwork, something online or something else entirely, and then tell us what you love about it."

Speaking of videos, has anyone else seen Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee? I've watched three episodes so far.

Then there's the list of 25 things missing from The Hobbit trailer. Especially the Gaffer. And number 7: "Any fleck of fire or flame from Smaug. The infamous dragon is not in evidence besides his name being mentioned. Since his is the prime threat and the motivation for Thorin and Company, it would've been very appropriate to see just a tail swooshing or a shadow across the moon perhaps" and number 9: "The Sackville-Bagginses, anyone? You know they want Bilbo's furniture as badly as Thorin wants that Arkenstone."

And Duff McKagan, who says that "Bookstores to me these days are like what my experience was in the past of going to a bar or maybe even a strip club... I'm like a kid in a candy store when facing shelves and shelves of books." Thanks to him, I picked up a "Factoid about The Great Gatsby: Hunter S. Thompson typed every word in this book four different times, just to get the "feel" of writing perfect fiction"

Seattle Weekly also had a recent post on The 10 Best Songs About Books. They forgot quite a few however, especially The Smiths' Handsome Devil ("there's more to life than books you know but not much more") and The Booklovers by The Divine Comedy:


The next round of ROW80 starts tomorrow! I'm going to make things easy on myself this round - I'll keep typing up Fred and Lyne's story, which I'm slowly starting to call Druid's Moon. And I've got to keep querying Out of the Water!

What's everyone else working on?
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