Everyday Semiotics

Friday, January 01, 2010

2009 in sum

Books I read
- Sterling, The Caryatids
- Gaiman, Neverwhere
- Asimov, Foundation trilogy
- Moore/Gibbons, Watchmen
- Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow (for the 2nd time)
- Shakespeare, Henry IV, part 1 (2nd time)
- Strugatsky bros., Roadside Picnic
- Pynchon, Inherent Vice
- Hosseni, The Kite Runner (on tape)
- Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
- Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
- Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
- C. Doctorow, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (on tape)
- Sawyer, Teutonic Legends
- Sadowski, Supermen!
- Keith, The Vegetarian Myth

Movies I saw
- Slumdog Millionaire
- Let the Right One In
- The Last King of Scotland
- V for Vendetta
- Super Troopers
- District 9
- The Postman Always Rings Twice
- Sicko
- Into the Wild
- Team America: World Police
- The Party
- Milk

Live music I saw
- Pioneer Valley Symphony, Feb. 28, Debussy's "Danses sacree et profane"
- Carrie Ferguson's pre-CD-release party, May 2
- Span of Sunshine @ PACE, Sept. 12
- Springfield Symphony, Oct. 3, Liszt's "Faust Symphony" and "Mephisto Waltz"
- Bunny's a Swine CD release party, Dec. 17
- Velvety Visions @ the Voo, Dec. 18

Recorded music I added to my collection
- Field Music, self titled; Tones of Town; Write Your Own History
- The Week that Was
- Bunny's a Swine, Nothing Bad Will Happen
- Daniel Hales and the Frost Heaves, Frost Heaves; Frost Haven
- Span of Sunshine, Piece Together Peace Together
- Moving Pictures, Age of Reason; When Ears Ring in Tune

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