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From our friends at Coudal Partners (they of “Who Owns the Fish?” fame), another play-along delight: “Booking Bands.”  The idea is to mash up the name of a book with the name of a band. Here, few of Coudal’s examples to get one started:

The Things They Might Be Giants Carried
The Who Moved My Cheese
The Old Man and The Sea and Cake
Charlie Daniels and the Chocolate Factory
Catch 182
Horton Hears a Hoobastank
Of Mice and Men at Work
Bare Naked Lunch Ladies
The Agony and the XTC

Many more inspirational examples here.


As we reorder our library shelves, we might wish an extraordinarily-accomplished Happy Birthday to folklorist, anthropologist, and author, Zora Neale Hurston; she was born on this date in 1891.  She studied anthropology at Barnard with Franz Boas, then collected folklore and made recordings in Florida and other areas of the South in the late 1920s. During the Depression, she helped Alan Lomax, the son of pioneer folksong collector John Lomax, document the folk music of Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas.  She also had short stints as a manicurist, a librarian, a dramatic coach with the Federal Theatre Project, a story consultant at Paramount Pictures, a maid, and a teacher.   She published folklore collections, an autobiography, and several plays; but she is best remembered for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God— or as Coudal might have it, “Their Eyes Were Watching Godsmack.”



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January 7, 2012 at 1:01 am

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