I'm seventy pages into Matthew Sharpe's You Were Wrong, and I have already committed to making it my featured staff pick for October. The writing is brilliant, so much so that it's a little intimidating. The book is barely over 180 pages, but there is so much packed into every sentence. I still suspect that I'll get it finished before we leave on Sunday morning, so that I have the pleasure of starting something new for the trip. If you're a book person like I am, than you know the pleasure of choosing books to take on a trip. The fact that I'll be staying at a hotel a mere block from Powell's Books just means that I'll be bringing more books home than I left with. Typical behavior on my part.
Last weekend I happened to hear a song from John Scofield's tribute album to Ray Charles. The album is entitled "That's What I Say" and here he is doing a cut with another guy, whose name I cannot remember. It's something like Dick Weed, or Dork Boy...some appropriate appellation like that. Enjoy!