I don't write about music.
Nor do I write about movies.
And who would pay me to write about books? Nobody.
But I do write about shopping, and Tuesdays are for new releases, so let's take a look at what comes out in the stores today: ---
In Music: Miss Leslie Feist's much-anticipated Metals CD is finally here. Let's all do a mighty cheer to celebrate this welcome break in the slutwave that has been passing for chick music of late. Also out today by the best-ever-named band, We Were Promised Jetpacks, In the Pit of a Stomach. I totally feel like I was, in fact, as a child, promised jetpacks in my future. Jipped! Blind Pilot's lovely record comes out on just that—vinyl. Minimalist experimental saxophonist Colin Stetson has a new one out as well today that, so far, is as well-received as his first. And there is another box set dedicated to the music of Miles Davis, this one 22 CDs large. Start saving now. I get my music at M-Theory. And you?
In DVDs: If you missed it this week on KPBS, or want to see it again, Ken Burns' Prohibition is available with two-plus hours of extras. This is fascinating stuff, particularly if you like to drink. And I do. Weird Al has a a new concert video and Scream 4 is out now. There's also a new Blu-ray version of Pee Wee's Big Adventure, directed by Tim Burton. I rent my DVDs from Kensington Video. How about you?
In Books: Art Speigleman is back 25 years later with MetaMaus, a book that answers the question, why did he choose mice to represent Jews in his Holocaust comic? National Book Award-recipient Charles Frazier's third novel, Nightwoods is set in Appalachia. He wrote Cold Mountain, so not a giant leap. Like Frazier, Michael Ondaatje also wrote a book many years ago that become an Oscar-nominated movie (his was The English Patient) and he has a new book out today, The Cat's Table. And if you missed Ellen Degeneres on every morning show this week, then you probably missed that she has a new book out too. She does. I buy my books at Upstart Crow in the tourist-y, but still mighty pretty, Seaport Village. It smells good in there. And you?