The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (2007)

I listened to The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao while riding my bike too and from work and so didn’t notice the extensive use of footnotes by Díaz. Oscar Wao’s greatness is not in the story, but in the fantastic and interesting narrative that featured multiple narrators (confusing to follow at first). There were several sci-fi/fantasy/comic/anime references if that’s your thing.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (2007)

Cory Branan – TT The Bears, Cambridge, MA (10/11/08)

Cory Branan, a singer from Memphis (now living in Austin), sung about in a Lucero song, is a compelling stage presence. Dustying up his voice to better suit the narration of the song and playing the shit out of his acoustic guitar, Branan is a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll. There weren’t too many people there, but those who were had a good time.

Cory Branan – TT The Bears, Cambridge, MA (10/11/08)

Lucero – Boston, MA – Rocks On Boat Cruise

It was terrible weather for a cruise around Boston Harbor, but Lucero is one of my favorite bands and I was on a boat with several of my friends. The sound wasn’t so good, but Lucero is one of my favorite bands and I was on the boat with several of my friends. You couldn’t see the band at all, but Lucero is one of my favorite bands and I was on the boat with several of my friends.

Lucero – Boston, MA – Rocks On Boat Cruise