Jay Parini calls in to talk about his fiction writing. A prolific author of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, his 1990 book The Last Station: A Novel of Tolstoy’s Last Year was recently made into a movie that was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actress for Helen Mirren and Best Supporting Actor for Christopher Plummer.
Also on this show, we talk with Kim Harrison, author of Black Magic Sanction, the newest adventure in her bestselling series featuring bounty hunter-witch Rachel Morgan.
This week, we read the Evening News with Lord Creator, hung with Mango Jones his band down on Coffee Street, and got in some Fishbone and English Beat (live together at The Cabooze 3/4), while Sherwood listened to the Call of the Space Siren with Combustible Edison and Danced Uptown to the sounds of Stephane Grappelli, and watched Shorty Rogers morph into Boots Brown under the influence of some Cerveza… but the real highlight was the myska hour, the twin themes of which were bands we’d never played before, and the still-thriving ska party going on in in myspace (we’d been reading online that ska had gone extinct there, but the evidence we’ve unearthed strongly suggests otherwise)! Lollipop-in-reruns: Live Bad Manners.