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Vass ([personal profile] vass) wrote2014-01-30 07:42 pm

Belated Culture Consumed Wednesday


Kerry Greenwood, Murder and Mendelssohn.

Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria: I'm only one page in. So far the prose is beautiful.

Arthur Conan Doyle, Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Obvs I've read these before, but I decided to give the audiobook (read by Walter Covell) a try. I managed one track before falling asleep (not the recording's fault, I was very tired.) I find how he does dialogue very difficult to follow: he reads the dialogue normally (albeit in different accents for Holmes and Watson) and then his voice jumps up in pitch and volume when he shifts to Watson's narration. This doesn't work for my auditory thing. It's going back to the library. It also didn't help that whatever formatting they used for the mp3 CD, my car's CD player can't understand it, even though my car can handle mp3 CDs in general.


On The Waterfront. No, I hadn't seen it before, and I knew very little about it. Now I know where "I coulda been a contender" comes from, and what Tori Amos is describing in 'Rattlesnakes' when she sings "She looks like Eva Marie Saint in On The Waterfront." The soundtrack was interesting. I hadn't known Bernstein scored it. It oscillates between beautiful and LOLOL dated.


Watched the music video for Pink's 'Family Portrait' for the first time. Damn, that is even more painful than the song itself. Seldom if ever have I wanted to hug a music video character that much.

Also listened to this amazing recording of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy on water glasses.


Played more Nethack. Also played Shisen-Sho more than is probably healthy.


Not culture, but I did consume one. My second from the green zebra plant. During the heatwave, it went red. So I picked it, and it was definitely ripe, and reasonably tasty although not a revelation. There is a third tomato still growing there. In less good news, I think the black Russian plant is dead. I don't know what happened, but all the leaves are withered.
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[personal profile] lilacsigil 2014-01-30 09:04 am (UTC)(link)
I'm jealous of your tomato! Two of ours have gone a kind of strawberry blonde, but nothing close to ripe. I've never seen a green zebra go red, though! Maybe it was embarrassed?
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[personal profile] lilacsigil 2014-02-01 09:49 am (UTC)(link)
That is a Black Russian, though on the red side of purple! Green Zebras are kind of delicate so I'm not surprised if that's the one that didn't make it. Ours are just flowering now and some of them aren't even doing that.