"Music is all we have." --Martin Espada
So I'm liking the new look of my blog. It was time for a change. Anyway, I was reading about Paisley Rekdal on NPR's "Along for the Ride," where I learned about the beauty of Wyoming and that apparently she shares my love of Led Zeppelin. I got to thinking about music and what songs or albums would go well with what books of poems. Maybe even some food or drink?
Shin Yu Pai's Equivalence, with the Ahn Trio or something slow and acoustic like Iron and Wine.
Li-Young Lee's Rose with another good storyteller like Bob Dylan.
Chang Rae Lee's Native Speaker (I know, it's a novel) with Talking Heads' "Burning Down the House."
Ishle Yi Park's The Temperature of This Water with A Tribe Called Quest (I'm thinking about "The Low End Theory" album).
Amy Uyematsu's Nights of Fire, Nights of Rain with something by Ani DiFranco or Mazzy Star.
Blogger's Injury Note: I threw out my back a few days ago (not while blogging). I've been to the chiropractor and icing my back with icepacks and a frozen pack of bacon. Weird, I know, but it really works. At least now I can stand up straight without wincing.