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March 2017



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Happy death-day, H.P. Lovecraft.

Thank you for many enjoyable hours of creepiness, the inspiration for several short stories, giving Providence an excuse for existing during the long dark decade of the seventies, and, most especially, "Cool Air."



Mmmm. I was so delighted, when I first read Lovecraft around age 14 or so, to discover that the pivotal events of "The Call of Cthulhu" took place on my birthday (well, that and fifty-two years early).

On April 2, 1926 Great Cthulhu came out of his hole, saw his shadow, and went back to sleep for six more millennia...
Can't really comment on Mr. Lovecraft, as I've not read anything of his, but I spotted your 'listening to...' about Aimee Mann. I think she's great. I first discovered her on the Magnolia soundtrack. Some great songs there. I ought to check out her other stuff too, now that I think about it.
Just finished Ken MacLeod's "Newton's Wake". Found the characters unengaging, and the plot was mostly to'ing and fro'ing to no great purpose, but it was _almost_ redeemed by two resurrected folk singers from the mid-21st Century doing a song about how the AI's of the future will look over their shoulders on chilly nights and wonder if the humans they've replaced are still lurking there, somewhere in the dark... Yes, _we're_ the Great Old Ones now...
*laughs and laughs and laughs*
It's had a lasting legacy in that anyone who went to Milford in the 80s is now known as a Great Old One, thus causing Chris Priest to turn on me once in a bar, snarling "Who are you calling OLD???" We had to calm him down with a bucket of squid.
*g* Okay, THIS sounds like a party.