Reading / Watching Lists

Since I moved into a new house I find that I am going to the library more. The St. Louis County Library has a better website than the other county where I used to live. I typically order books online and then pick them up when they all get there. I also cruise the library and get a few non-fiction titles. This is what I am reading:

Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel. I’m a super fan of Bechdel so I bought this one.
B is for Beer by Tom Robbins
Black Hole by Charles Burns
Habibi by Craig Thompson, the author of Blankets.
Why I Became an Atheist by John Loftus
Best American Comics of 2011, edited by Bechdel, Abel, and Madden.

I spend more time reading than watching TV. Although, I devote Sundays to television. This is what I am currently watching:

Mad Men on AMC.
The Killing on AMC.
Downton Abbey (Season 2) on DVD.
How The Universe Works on Discovery (available on Netflix)
Through the Wormhole narrated by Morgan Freeman begins June 6th!

80’s Album Covers Recreated With Comic Book Heroes

Kind of Screwed is an awesome read about fair use in which Andy Baio, writer of waxy.org, got kicked in the teeth to the tune of $32k for pixelating Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue album cover photograph for his Kind of Bloop project.

…Kind of Bloop [is an] 8-bit tribute to Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue, one of my favorite albums of all-time. I’ve always wondered what chiptune jazz covers would sound like. What would the jazz masters sound like on a Nintendo Entertainment System? Coltrane on a C-64? Mingus on Amiga?

To be honest, it’s sounds crazy but it’s an interesting listen for sure. Kind of Blue is one of my favorite albums. Hearing it in 8-bit form is strange, to say the very very least.

Linked below that story was 80’s Album Covers Recreated With Comic Book Heroes and I feel obliged to share. These were all done by Cliff Chiang.

The Breakfast Club

Purple Rain

Control