Friday, January 7, 2011

lifetime option

Groove with me for a minute on these pristine subscription cards from the Winter 1963 issue of the Paris Review. I'm tempted to tear one out and go for the $60 lifetime option. Notice there's no blank for the zip code.

Billy Bragg & Wilco, Mermaid Avenue
Malcolm Lowry, "Lunar Caustic"
Robbie Fulks, Happy
Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint, The River in Reverse

Told you I'd keep you posted about the "Lunar Caustic" situation. It's good so far. He says cheerily at one point:
Disaster seemed smeared over the whole universe.
I'm not sure what's up with this who-I-thought-to-be-an-arch-alt-countryite Robbie Fulks collection of Michael Jackson covers I clicked into. He plays the songs to the hilt with an undetermined level of irony, though I must point out that his nasal vocal delivery on "Mama's Pearls" sounds not disimilar to that of Weird Al Yankovic. Things get all John Zorn weird on "Privacy." Here he is leaning well into to "Billie Jean"'s consumptive gravitas, slaking his thirst from that well of denial.

1 comment:

  1. Fulks is great! I saw him live in Chicago a lot, and he always brought his humors.