April 12, 2006

I Ching, You Ching, He She or It Chings

For Day Three of the Litzkrieg Bop virtual book tour, we're stopping by Largehearted Boy's place. This is one of my all-time favorite music/culture blogs and I read it religiously (if religiously, as Bertram might say, is the word I want): so it's an honor that he let us crash his party.

For this installment, we consult the iPod shuffle oracle on Tom Henderson's behalf, using a playlist of his favorite songs. The notion of using a high tech Magic 8 Ball to look into the soul of a fictional character has a lot going for it compared to other schools of literary criticism. Nonetheless, there were decidedly mixed results this time around. But if it causes just one person to dig out "Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo" or "Wild Tiger Woman" it will all have been worth it. Won't it?

The song of the day is an acoustic version of "King Dork." Go ahead and heckle if you want because I'm all the way over here on the Other Side of the internets and nothing can touch me all that bad.

Posted by Dr. Frank at April 12, 2006 07:56 PM | TrackBack

The iPod shuffle oracle is scaring me. One of the very first LPs I purchased (roughly age 13 or 14) was a horrible record by the Move. Nevertheless, I played “Wild Tiger Woman” over and over and over. I still have that record, but I promise it won’t see the light of day anytime soon. I’m pretty sure I can live the rest of my life without hearing “Fire Brigade” and “Blackberry Way,” too.

Posted by: j. francis at April 12, 2006 09:45 PM

frank, i bought the book last night. stupid barnes and noble didnt have it and i had to get it at borders. they had 3 copies! i bought 2. anyway, i read through page 80 and laughed out loud on several occasions which is pretty rare for me regarding books. i was up until 4 o clock in the morn and drug through the work day thinking about how absurdly classic the name chi-mo is. gotta say, you keep impressing me man.

luke black.

Posted by: luke black at April 13, 2006 02:30 AM

I am thoroughly humbled before the mighty wisdom of the iShuffle Oracle. Apparently they'll be playing "Return of the B-Boy" at my funeral. Fabulous! I hope someone break dances. O_O

Posted by: Sasha O. at April 13, 2006 09:22 AM

Please be advised that although we're not quite hip enough for the Litzkrieg Blog Tour, we have a review of King Dork up on our website.
http://www.jerseybeat.com and talk about the book on our latest podcast

The iPod Oracle idea is brilliant. I have to try that next time I do an interview.

Posted by: Jim Testa at April 13, 2006 04:20 PM