Now that 30 Rock is over, it became very important for me to dig through my archival CD-R’s from high school and announce to the room that JANE KRAKOWSKI’s recording of “SOONER OR LATER” by STEPHEN SONDHEIM,famously of the DICK TRACY soundtrack, is ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT RECORDINGS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. <END TRANSMITTAL>
All of this, but specifically: “Go for a long walk. I can’t stress this enough. See how you feel. It might be helpful to listen to whatever music you think is good for walking in the city; it might also be helpful to listen to the ambient sounds of the street. Be sure to smell everything: fried food, perfume, bodega carnations, smoky grills, floor wax. If you are tired of walking in your neighborhood get on a bus or the train and get off somewhere else. Anywhere really.”
Go to Chinatown, alone, preferably in the late afternoon. Walk around. Go into one of the shops that sells mysterious (to me) herbs and dried things. Buy some condiments or beef jerky or sweet buns for, what, $2. Listen to the grandmas hollering at their children/grandchildren/the vegetable…
A taste of Episode 6 to get you through the holiday season.
With the help of our special guest David Archer, we will be discussing Jane Campion’s 2003 film In The Cut (starring a mumble-y, brunette Meg Ryan in what was intended to be a gritty, sexual role for America’s Sweetheart) and how it compares to Susanna Moore’s original novel.
Read the book and check back in January to hear what we thought!