February 20th, 2009

DW: history

Week of enthusiasm: A blog, a band

Dear anon, I am not sure how I missed it when I got back from up north, but many thanks for my shiny star. It is lovely.

• The finalists in the Diagram Prize for the year's oddest book title:
Baboon Metaphysics by Dorothy L. Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarth
The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais by Philip M. Parker
Curbside Consultation of the Colon by Brooks D. Cash.
The Large Sieve and its Applications by Emmanuel Kowalskiis
Strip and Knit with Style by Mark Hordyszynski (Alas, not naked knitting)
Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring by Lietai Yang.
From AP : Philip Stone, a sales analyst at The Bookseller, said choosing the finalists had been particularly difficult this year. "Six seems such a cruelly low number given titles such as 'Excrement in the Late Middle Ages' and 'All Dogs Have ADHD' were rejected," he said. Previous winners of the prize include The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification and People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It.

So to today's enthusiams:
Cover Lay Down is a folk blog, which concentrates on two things: folk covers of familiar songs and new versions of folk songs. Collapse )

Jon Hopkins makes tuneful ambient music. I came across him because he produced part of King Creosote's wonderful album Bombshell. He's also supporting Coldplay on their world tour. Collapse )

• A meme, which I like: comment on this post and I'll tell you five subjects/things I associate with you. Then you post them in your lj and elaborate.

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