25 October 2008

undertaker please drive slow

i spent the evening at the pile of books, where my friend dani nufer celebrated his bookshop's first anniversary. he had invited brett davidson, who read from his prose 'undertaker please drive slow: brief encounters with kurt cobain, sterling morrison and kathy acker'. i really liked his style. undoubtedly, brett must have a homepage or something, especially since he is in a band called 'captain ludd' that produces awesome looking cd's like the one in the picture. i just can't seem to find him on the web. weird.

musicwise, dani had asked rebekka schinz to play, who is going to release an album soon, and who is pictured above strumming her sparkling turquoise guitar. her songs were lovely acoustic pieces, sarabeth tucek style, just how i like my music. but rebekka, too, doesn't seem to have a web address, or maybe it's just my incompetent day today and i can't find anything.

it was a really good night, and the pile of books is a really well-sorted english bookshop in zurich. should you ever be in the area, do drop by and say hi to dani from me.

oh, and 'undertaker please drive slow' is a line in a song called 'will the circle be unbroken' written by george jones, who is an american country singer. you can listen to a funny version of the tune sung by agnes chan here. you know, just in case you thought it sounded familiar.

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