Tuesday, October 22, 2013

365 Poems: Realities of publishing, Terry Gross, Dobby, Star Trek, and Samwise Gamgee

Day 295

When you work in any kind of publishing -- besides a daily newspaper, I guess -- you're always working in the future. Books take months or a year or more. Magazines a month or even two. Even our newspaper, a weekly, is yesterday's news by the time the issue date comes.

Just like blog posts. (Transitions: So necessary to coherent writing.) I mean, being gone all weekend, Sunday's post got done today ... as did today's ... and, as I usually write a day ahead, tomorrow's. Which is today to you. (Welcome to the Star Trek time warp!)

I already apologized for today yesterday, so no more of that. Let's go to Hogwarts, instead. (And to hell with transitions! We're studying the New York School of poets!) When rock bands start writing Harry Potter tunes, you have successfully invaded the culture.

Dobby. Love. So brave.

Let's get back to the real thing. Terry Gross of Fresh Air interviewed Danielle Radcliffe and it was good. Listen here.

Also: I love Dobby the same way I love Samwise in the Lord of the Rings. And now J.K. Rowling has gifted a Dobby statue to the Marcliffe Hotel in Scotland!

One more little thing. Well, not so little since it involves not only Daniel Radcliffe but JON HAMM. They're starring in an Ovation TV series together: 'A Young Doctor's Notebook.' From the web site: 'Jon Hamm (Mad Men, 30 Rock) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black) star in the exclusive U.S. television premiere of A Young Doctor's Notebook, a black comedy series based on the memoirs of a young doctor's life in a remote village in early 20th century Russia.

The story unfolds through the eyes of the doctor's older, opiate-addicted self as he narrates from his own notebooks.

Based on a collection of short stories by celebrated Russian playwright Mikhail Bulgakov."  Jon Hamm doing an English accent. Priceless.

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