Friday, February 06, 2009

Food for Thought #3

This chicken and broccoli casserole is called Chicken Divine. It looks divine, and I think I’ll try it some time.

Photo source: recipetips.com

Appetizer: What was the last song that got stuck in your head?
Honestly, I haven’t had a song get stuck in my head that I didn’t consciously put there in a while, so I’m having trouble answering my own stupid question. (Why did I pick this one when I wrote these a couple of weeks ago?) I’m going to go with Kris Kristofferson’s “Who’s to Bless and Who’s to Blame?” It’s the last one I picked up a guitar and started singing for no apparent reason.
Soup: What does that song make you think of?
I think it’s about a man wrestling with belief versus disbelief, something I do constantly. If there is a God, why does the world suck? Or how much worse would it be without one? I want to play this song together with Greg Lake’s “Closer to Believing.” If I can find or write a couple more, I’ll have a spiritual journey in music.
Salad: What is your favorite song in a language other than your native tongue?
That would be “Lo Siento Mi Vida” by Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards, and Gilbert Ronstadt. It was the first song I ever heard Linda sing in Spanish, and I keep it close to my heart after all these years.
Entré: If video killed the radio star, will the Internet kill Literature?
I believe it will certainly change the predominate forms of literature. Shorter forms will previal: poetry and short shorts. Short stories and novels may become rarities.
Another thing is that the predomince of video on the Internet seems to be part of a change in brain wiring. We seem to be shifting back to a more visual, less linear form of thought. For more on this, see The Alphabet versus the Goddess: The conflict between word and image.
Dessert: What was the last thing you read for the pleasure of reading?
I’m currently reading a compilation called Vampires, Wine, and Roses: Chilling tales of immortal pleasure, among other things. I thought it would be cheesy, but it’s turning out to have some really thoughtful selections. Who realized that Shakespeare used the language of vampirism to make the separation of Romeo and Juliet more poignant? I certainly didn’t recognize it until JR Stephens pointed it out.

5 comments:

Lee said...

Here’s the code to paste in your own blog. Please leave a link to the answers.
<dl><dt><strong>Appetizer: </strong> What was the last song that got stuck in your head? </dt>
<dd>Answer</dd>
<dt><strong>Soup: </strong> What does that song make you think of? </dt>
<dd>Answer</dd>
<dt><strong>Salad: </strong> What is your favorite song in a language other than your native tongue? </dt>
<dd>Answer</dd>
<dt><strong>Entré: </strong> If video killed the radio star, will the Internet kill Literature? </dt>
<dd>Answer</dd>
<dt><strong>Dessert: </strong> What was the last thing you read for the pleasure of reading? </dt>
<dd>Answer</dd></dl>

Dragonfly said...

Done!

I see that Alexandre Dumas is one of the authors in that book. He's one of my favorite authors but I don't know that story. I may have to find it.

Lee said...

I’d look for it in a library. The author makes some good points, but bludgeons you with them until I wasn’t sure if they were valid or just repeatable. For sure, don’t buy it.

Kelly said...

Hello! I jumped in and played along. I hope that is ok. :)

My answers are here: http://teenybeanie1.livejournal.com/69907.html
(pesky code! I am so not a "geek".)

Thank you, this was fun. :) I have read snippets of your blog from following D-fly.

Suna said...

Roger Ebert just wrote an essay that answers the question about will the Internet kill literature, but more about where will all literature go?

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2009/02/ending_up_in_a_kind_of_soundle.html

Glad to see Kelly participating, too!

Here is mine: http://sunaknit.blogspot.com/2009/02/food-for-thought-3.html

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