What’s making me happy this week (Aug. 28)

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Is this "Chariots of Fire"?

Is this “Chariots of Fire”?

Morrissey, List of the Lost. Our favorite guy continues to make his leap into the literary world. His first novel (coming on the heels of his wildly successful memoir) will be released Sept. 24 in the UK (already pre-ordered — I love Amazon UK!). I’ll let Morrissey say it himself: ‘Beware the novelist . . . intimate and indiscreet . . . pompous, prophetic airs . . . here is the fact of fiction . . . an American tale where, naturally, evil conquers good, and none live happily ever after, for the complicated pangs of the empty experiences of flesh-and-blood human figures are the reason why nothing can ever be enough. To read a book is to let a root sink down. List of the Lost is the reality of what is true battling against what is permitted to be true.’ I’m sure it promises to be weird and strange and dark; I can’t wait to find out.

Oasis. When one gets a little tired of Morrissey, there’s always his fellow Mancunians to turn to. I’ve been on an Oasis kick lately. The ’90s live on in my car.

NPR Fresh Air interview with Alison Bechdel, Fun Home lyricist Lisa Kron and composer Jeanine Tesori. The best part of this interview was hearing Kron and Tesori describe how they chose the details they did for songs in the Tony Award-winning play. If you’re a writer, I highly recommend listening to the interview.

What’s making you happy this week?

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