april 2012 edition: Charles Bukowski, Tom Waits, textfromadog (bulldog, actually), Leonard Cohen tribute album (for free) and the hands of Viola BestApril 11, 2012
It’s another “lite” edition, which is to say, another edition of the monthly webzine 11th ave without an overlong Proust Questionnaire 5.0. Also, I’ve given the month off to soundtracking contributor Robert Szkolnicki, poor lad. But you’ll all survive. You usually do. Though god knows how I worry.
But somehow, once one starts making up stuff and pulling links out of one’s underwear drawer as one has been doing all night long (you’re welcome), suddenly one finds oneself with a modest amount of posts and something resembling a more or less full edition of 11th ave.
And so, for you reading/viewing/listening pleasure, please consider:
- In the spirit of poetry month, the featured video section called clip offers readings of the late, occasionally grating poet Charles Bukowski’s work.
- In the fine print, an occasional spotlight on cleverness and brilliant writing, behold the texting bulldog. If you love Damn You, Autocorrect…
- Limping along in the soundtracking spotlight on music worth checking out, a free download of the tribute album Leonard Cohen: The Bard of Montreal (from the Halifax label Herohill). You can make up your own mind, but I swooned, cried a little, went back to dancing.
- And, finally, in the recurring snap series, a handy couple of photo portraits of the estimable Viola Best, age 93.
See you next 11th.