worth hearing • from NPR Weekend Edition Satuday has a piece on a collection of previously unreleased obscene recordings from the 1890s was just released on CD. Called Actionable Offenses: Indecent Phonograph Recordings from the 1890s.
worth reading • The story behind the recordings at the Archeophone webpage for Actionable Offenses.
also worth hearing • from NPR an Arizona library that has dropped the Dewey Decimal system for a more Barnes & Noble arrangement in order to make the library more ‘accessible’ to patrons. Joke’s on them . . . ever trying FINDING something in Barnes & Noble?
something new • the Washington Post has a review of a new book by Farley Mowat, Bay of Spirits
that is STILL a hell of a Codpiece . . . .