24 February, 2009

Reading/listening/watching

Reading: I've started, somewhat tentatively, on Peter Weiss's The aesthetics of resistance. It's actually going much better so far than it did the last time I had a go at it.

Listening: more Lotte Lenya. I even bought the original Broadway cast album of Cabaret, which has Lenya playing the old landlady. I'd forgotten how many good songs get missed out of the film of Cabaret.

Watching: have finally (thanks, Niall!) started Mad Men which is brilliant fun if a bit self-conscious: they make great play of the political incorrectnesses of the day, which gets a bit much, sometimes. The clothes are amazing.

4 comments:

Kate said...

Spotted a new book at work today that made me think of you.
The Thoughtful Dresser by Linda Grant.

problemshelved said...

If you brought me diamonds/ if you brought me pearls... it couldn't please me more than the gift I see/ A Pineapple for me...

Charlie said...

First series of Mad Men, presumably? I think it's great but yeah, the political incorrectness stuff in the first few episodes is layed on with a very obvious trowel. That goes away as the series goes on though.

Charlie said...

Laid. I got stuck between laid and layered.