Huge fan of the music of R.L. Burnside in particular, though I also fairly regularly listen to some songs acquired by T-Model Ford, Junior Kimbrough, Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm, and Asie Payton. Interesting to learn more about their backgrounds as well as to find out about a few singers I’d never heard of before (like Cedell Davis and Johnny Farmer). Plus to learn how their music became popularized outside of the Deep South.
An insightful film.
On Saturday morning I finished the book Reave the Just and Other Tales by Stephen R. Donaldson. Excellent book. Loved all the stories therein. This author is a terrific writer, at least here, this being the only book I’ve read by him thus far. I especially liked the tales “Penance,” “Reave the Just,” “The Djinn Who Watches Over The Accursed” and “By Any Other Name” — those were my personal favorites, but I honestly loved them all. Definitely got my imagination churning the entire way through. This book is a new favorite that I plan to share with a couple others as a gift.
Took a break from reading a couple books by Warren Farrell, and The Portable Nietzsche remains on hold indefinitely (in part 4 of Thus Spoke Zarathustra — interesting read, just backing up for now). Needed to break away and read something else, especially considering how saturated I am with MRA/MGTOW-related chatter online.
Later today I began reading Leonard Mlodinow and Deepak Chopra’s War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality, which I watched an interview on a while back. Only a couple essays in, but definitely curious to learn what these two come up with. I had previously listened to Leonard Mlodinow‘s audiobook version of Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior and really appreciated it. Back before then I had listened to Deepak Chopra’s The Third Jesus on audiobook format and didn’t terribly care for it, to be honest. But I’m coming into this new book with an open mind, just exercising my curiosity and interested to see what comes of their dialogues.