"You know, I couldn't even manage a goddamned sunset without a little competition from the Firebird Motel sign. Which, relatively speaking, was bigger to begin with and stayed lit one hell of a lot longer."
  • Some evidence of the bibliophilia shown in the film Whisper of the Heart.

    September 17 – 38 Notes
    #studio ghibli
    #whisper of the heart
    #animation
    #books
    #love
    #romantic
    #bibliophilia
    #library
  • One of the more interesting and time-consuming sites to visit. World Digital Library.

    April 12 – 2 Notes
    #rare
    #history
    #maps
    #antique
    #books
    #volumes
    #digital
    #library
    #scanned
    #wish I could read Latin
  • Cowboy songs.

    I’ve been lurking in the library again, and found the section on American ethnomusicology/folk music. Found several amazing tomes, including:

    American Murder Ballads, by Olive Woolley Burt (1st edition, no less!)

    Wake Up Dead Man: Afro-American Worksongs from Texas Prisons, collected and edited by Bruce Jackson, published in 1972 - just to be obsessive, this is the Harvard Press 1st ed. hardcover (LP found here)

    And my favorite:
    Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads, 1938 Edition, collected by John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax (the link is for the Open Library version)

    "He’s a killer and a hater!
    He’s the great annihilator!
    He’s a terror of the boundless prairie.” 

    March 15 – 1 Notes
    #cowboy
    #cowboy songs
    #murder ballads
    #ethnomusicology
    #folk music
    #old west
    #prison songs
    #library
    #books