All entries for Saturday 16 September 2006
September 16, 2006
Songs about or related to circus stuff
The Trapeze Swinger – Iron & Wine
Send in the clowns – just about anyone
Tears of a clown – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Acrobat – U2
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Tiger Feet – Mud
Brown girl in the ring – Boney M
Paradise Circus – The Lilac Time
Highwire – Rolling Stones
Crazy Horses – The Osmonds
The Big Top – Laurie Anderson
Nellie the elephant
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
This really is an outstanding book. The basic plot – Swede Levov, high school sports star and inheritor of glove manufacturing empire, lives the American dream but then it all falls apart when his daughter decides to join the anti-Vietnam protests in the most dramatic way.
But really this doesn’t capture it – Roth covers the full sweep of the post-war American landscape here in the most extraordinarily powerful way.
Can’t really do it justice here – well worth the Pulitzer though!