Saturday, September 09, 2006

What I am doing....

I am currently reading Stranger Than Fiction, by Chuck Palahniuck. I would suggest any diarist go get this book. Interesting, but only leaves you wishing you could write like Chuck or Amy Hempel.

“The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. stone crumbles. wood rots. people, well, they die. but things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.”

There are at least 25 cover versions of God Only Knows, by The Beach Boys. 25, at least. So I am listening to them.

Of course there is the original.

The Beach Boys: The wonderful original

Langley School Music Project: A very sweet version.....

Elvis Costello: an orchestral version

Petra Haden: A fantastic accoustical version

So take a listen...

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