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3:00 am

WCGB:  Can you hear the rain?

TS: Yes, I’m trying to decide if it sounds like ‘pitter-patter.’  I don’t think it does.

WCGB: What does it sound like?

TS: I’m thinking about it.  (vocalizes) TSSTHSSSTHSSTHSSST

WCGB: Spell it.

TS: I’m having a religious experience.  (Pause)  T-E-I-U-T-S-U-T-U-T-U-T


Listen up.  It’s time to Get Nutty.

Nutty Jazz at The Echo on Feb. 17, 2009.  9:00 pm


1822 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles

Will you be there?  Vecinos, carpool mit moi?


I’m quite enjoying Fine Just the Way It Is by Annie Proulx.  Bare minimum, stop by your local book store and read ‘I’ve Always Loved This Place.’  Sample line from that story: “I think we’ll make the Khoisan language of the Bushmen the official language of Hell,” he said in a fluent stipple of dental, palatal, alveolar, lateral and bilabial clicks.”  NYT review of the book here (though fearing possible spoilers, I skim-skipped it).

What are you reading?