What is this blog and who is it for?
I know a lot of people who are not in the first blush of youth. These folks—let us put them somewhere between late 30s to early 60s—still want to know about good MUSIC, BOOKS, MOVIES and cultural IDEAS. Maybe they’d even like to know about YouTube vids, blogs, and other sites too.
They want to know what is worth their time. Because, you know, these are busy people: they work full-time, they raise kids, they do a ton of things they have to. They don’t have a lot of free time. But when they do, they look at what mainstream media throws at them and wonder, what’s good? what’s worth it? They were cool once, they knew the cool music, the hottest reads, and great non-fiction to talk up at a party to sound smart, and because it was some great stuff!
But now? They don’t have the time or energy to go looking for what would interest them. The false-starts, more misses, than hits—who wants that. What they need is a guide.
I would like to be that guide, or one of them. Age-wise I’m smack-dab in the middle of the above range, and I LOVE books, music, and the various wonderful, silly, intriguing, hilarious, and sometimes frankly stupid-but-entertaining things to be found on the grand entity known as the Internet. My tastes run far and wide—-at times serious and at times very light and fluffy. I’ll aim to share a wide-range of reviews. I will also aim to keep them short and sweet.
Welcome. Thanks for your time & attention.
What’s up with the title of the blog? “anyone lived in a pretty how town”?
A random string of text from a beloved poem that made a nice website name. And I do live in a pretty town. All deference to e. e. cummings. (The poet preferred to use no capitals in his name; his poetry has few if any capitalizations. Clearly, he was ahead of his time. Wikipedia.)
Poem with audio link of e. e. cummings – Poetry Foundation
YouTube – Same reading with photo: e. e. cummings reads anyone Lived in a pretty how town