Friday, December 19, 2008


I listen to my Ipod on shuffle and I have an audiobook of Cormac McCarthy's The Road on there.  It is always bizarre, as happened today, when I go from The New Pornographers "All the Old Showstoppers" to a two-minute, soul-crushing section of The Road that includes the phrase, "carrying charred and anonymous tins of food in nylon nets like shoppers in the commissaries of hell," to Prince Paul's "More Than U Know."  
The audiobook version of The Road, as well as No Country for Old Men, is narrated by Tom Stechshulte and, good lord, he is awesome.  He also narrated Kent Haruf's Plainsong and Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried and Robert Stone's Dog Soldiers and the twenty-three hour recording of Edward Conlon's memoir, Blue Blood.  Basically, if you've got something tough and violent, he's your voice.  


Ravi Mangla said...

Some DJ should make a remix, cross The Road with an upbeat Pornographers track. I can see that getting serious MTV rotation.

B. R. Smith said...

hey, in hopes of furthering my anonymity I changed my address to:

thanks for the film help. netflix doesn't have it. i'll have to track it don on ebay or something . . .



B. R. Smith said...

Psychoanalysis: What is it?

That is a STRANGE record.

wanna help with baby names?

K. Wilson said...

B.R. Smith: If it's a boy: Captain America Smith. You'll call him Cap. If it's a girl: Samantha Esquith Smith. You'll call her Sam.

I'll try to think of more but I don't know how you'll beat those two.

Thanks for the blog update. I checked it this morning and got scared that you'd totally disappeared.