And here are ten-ish random songs from Lil Tom, the iPod:

The Frail – NIN
Red Tide – Neko Case
The Summer of ’91 – And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Stark Pretty – For Squirrels
I’m Gonna Be My King – Infectious Grooves
Dead Souls – Joy Division
Hurricane – Bob Dylan
Redondo Beach – Patti Smith
The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) – The Jam
Road To Hell – Sleigh Bells
and a gift from Mitt Romney for you people: Pigs In Zen – Janes Addiction

Now some Pizzicato Five because …. Maki Nomiya.

And, since I’m dumping stuff here, I want to express my extreme disappointment with Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue which is a big show-offy self indulgent hot mess. Gah. It was as if Tom Wolfe rewrote Jonathan Lethem’s Fortress of Solitude and then moved it from Brooklyn to Oakland. I’m a huge Chabon fan, but Jesus Christ With A Library Card, what a fucking chore that was to get through. On the other hand I  highly recommend Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain who says more in one paragraph than Chabon  managed to limn in TA’s now  famous twelve-page sentence. Also, too, Mrs TBogg gives a big thumbs up for Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins.

Lastly, Charles Pierce has officially dubbed Lindsey Graham: Huckleberry Closetcase. So it is written, so it shall be used…

Discuss whatever in the comments: books, music, television. I don’t care…