Oh, you're gonna thank me for THIS. In case you didn't know, PBS has launched "Vicious". It's a half hour of fast moving Farce. Micah and I couldn't hear the next lines due to the ear-splitting, Hoffman Guffawing. In the UK, it's called "Vicious Old Queens". Need I say more? have a look and if you NEED to see it (you really DO), PBS can be snatched from various webby sources. Caution: the occasional bad word will fly out of Freddy's mouth.....okay, frequent bad word.
Next up? a switching of gears as I swerve off the road and yell at you: HEY, NEW BOOKS!
Remember my last post re Maira Kalman? That's right, the one where I told you to go see a show that happened last December?.....well, my source THIS TIME is Amazon, so if this is a lie, call Jeff Beezos and tell HIM about it. Look:
Here's the best thing about this NEW book (coming in October): it's NEW work! I don't usually lift copy directly from other sources, but today?...I will:
"From Maira Kalman, the author of the bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and The Elements of Style, comes this beautiful pictorial and narrative exploration of the significance of objects in our lives, drawn from her personal artifacts, recollections, and selections from the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
With more than fifty original paintings and featuring bestselling author and illustrator Maira Kalman’s signature handwritten prose, My Favorite Things is a poignant and witty meditation on the importance of both quotidian and unusual objects in our culture and private worlds."\
Okay....here's another. As we all know, a beautiful "Childrens Book" is code for "Super-Cool Adult" book, so, just go over and hit your Wish List or pre-order. I don't get paid in cash or books for any products endorsed on this Blog (damn it) just so you know.
Okay, gotta GO. I have things to do, books to read, sketchbooks to paint and PBS TV shows to laugh over. Come join me......