Today, I am starting a weekly tradition of giving thanks to some of the artists I love most. Thank you all, for being in the world.
Musician of the Week: Rufus Wainwright. His music’s so genius I almost can’t handle it. If you haven’t listened to POSES or RELEASE THE STARS, you need to go fix that.
Author of the Week: Jennifer Egan. I was soooo happy that A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD won the Pulitzer. I mean, I LOVED Franzen’s FREEDOM as much as the next guy, but when it was getting all that hype last summer I kept wondering why more people weren’t talking about GOON SQUAD. And then, suddenly, they were. 😉 I love all of Egan’s books, but THE KEEP is one of my favs.
Comedian of the Week: Louie C.K. Why Louie’s show — LOUIE — isn’t as big as SEINFELD I’ll never know. Actually, if we lived in a fair and just world it would be even bigger. I can watch episodes of LOUIE over and over again. And if you can’t see his brilliance, I suggest that you “look with your REAL EYES, not your crazy eyes.”