Sunday, October 29, 2006

Books 'n Stuff

Sounds like a rather uncreative, generic name for a store that sells. . .well, books and stuff. But that's not what's this entry's about.

Harry Houdini, Secret Agent? Sounds plausible. This forthcoming biography of Houdini speculates he worked for the U.S. Secret Service, Scotland Yard, and monitored Russian anarchists. That he was America's First Superhero. Makes sense. Even Teller (of Penn &) doesn't think that's such a big leap. The guy
was good at disguising himself (from visiting a number of alleged spiritual mediums in order to bust them). He was agile, strong, smart. The only thing he didn't have? One of these:

Or one of her:

But he did have her:

Who knows. . .Bess Houdini as Bond Girl of her era? Hell, maybe she was the secret agent and Harry was only her cover.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Light Blogging for Awhile

On vacation from my real job this week. Daughter's visiting us. Finished up work for next month's LMN. Not changing out of my pajamas until after lunch. But still keeping up with the world.

See you soon.

UPDATE: If you're needing some light, cheerful reading. . .don't click here.

(h/t: the folks at Pajamas Media)

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Congratulations, Brigid!

Louisville musician Brigid Kaelin is one of 56 who will compete in the regional finals for a chance to appear on USA Network's Nashville Star. She was originally one of 20,000 to have initially auditioned. Full list here.

Here's my story on her from the July, 2005 issue of Louisville Music News. And starting here are the pictures my wife took for Brigid's cover shoot session.

Honestly, you didn't think this whole post was going to be abour Brigid, did you?

Forgot the h/t to The Chief. Also, here's Brigid's site.