Tuesday, November 11, 2008

open book

She's writing, she's writing,
She's writing a novel.
She's writing, she's weaving,
Conceiving a plot.
It quickens, it thickens.
You can't put it down now.
It takes you, it shakes you,
It makes you lose your thought.
But you're caught in your own glory.
You are believing your own stories.
Writing your own headlines.
Ignoring your own deadlines.
But now you've gotta write them all again.
selected lyrics from 'open book' by cake (1996)

not much time to write a proper post it's babies and book (library) day! last night on the way to the monthly science cafe, we drove by the abandoned factory (pictured above) with the 'public service announcement.' I realized I forgot to include this photo in last thursday's book post, which, of course, was the whole reason I took the photo!

better late than never, here's the photo and a song I really dig from e's h.s. days...


tut-tut said...

Cake! I have not heard of them; it's amazing what kinds of music you get exposed to with a teenager in the house who listens to independent bands, isn't it?

I'm sorry I missed last week's theme; aptly, I was wrapped up in a book that had to be finished, so maybe I participated in my own fashion after all.

Squirrel said...

Cake and books! Yay!

Merle Sneed said...

I've eaten cake, but never listened to cake. Frankly, I thought cake had nothing to say.

No wait, once I leaned my ear close to see if cake was talking to me, but all I got was frosting on my ear.

R.L. Bourges said...

so what was the topic and the science café this time?

Love the song and the advert - wonder who had that great idea? (I also wonder how many people actually notice it?) Great find.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Oh I love the signage on that old building - yeah! Read more books!
And I loved the lyrics, just brilliant! I know the feeling well ;-)
Word verification: grail. How interesting...

Reya Mellicker said...

I love cake.

K. said...

One time I saw the Native American writer Sherman Alexie speak. He said that from an early age, he knew what he had to do to get off the rez (reservation): "Read books, read books, read books, read books."

mouse (aka kimy) said...

tut - I definitely miss having a teenager in the house. totally out of being up to date when it comes to new music as I don't listen to much on the radio other than npr.

squirrel - frosty!

merle - there is some cake (or rather CAKE) that really rocks! I'm sure mrs. sneed won't mind licking that frosting off!

rlb - this month's topic was:
"The Origin of Life on Earth"

featured experts Dr. Saba Valadkhan (Center for RNA Molecular Biology, CWRU) and Dr. Patricia Princehouse (Dept. of Philosophy, CWRU) with special guest Dr. Neil Greenspan (Dept. of Pathology, CWRU).

re building/advert it's visible from I-90 so lots of folks see it every day! would love to know who did it....

av - it's a wonderful song. sometimes word verification is absolutely fabulous!

k - almost a year ago sherman came to cleveland and gave a talk at the public library. in fact I posted about it on the mouse last november during an 'alphabet month' - if memory serves I wrote about him & had a slide show from the talk - "s is for storyteller" - he's fab and I love his books!! you are fortunate to live near him I expect there's many more opportunities to hear him speak!!

K. said...

Sherman Alexie is from Washington state and lives in Seattle (I think). [WARNING: PARENT BRAG UPCOMING.] When my younger son was in middle school, he gave the kids a talk about writing. My son was chosen to receive a one-on-one talk with Sherman. He devoured Alexie's books after that. Anyway, he (Alexie) is an incredibly impressive person and a genuinely inspirational speaker.

Another N-A with whom I was personally impressed is the actor Adam Beach. He's not as flamboyant a speaker as Alexie, but...I saw him give the keynote at a N-A benefit dinner a few years ago. After dinner, he had all the time in the world for the young people. He would have stayed until early morning if that's what it took.