These days have the pleasure of working alone in my studio, after a
career of spending every day with lots of goldsmiths and
interruptions. For the last 8 months I have been listening to audio
books all day, usually 2-3 aweek. The list is too long but I’ve
really enjoyed “rereading” come classics. To Kill a Mockingbird comes
to mind, Sissy Spacek read it to me, she was perfect as a reader.
Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities was beautiful and profound, what a
wordsmith he was. Also newer works, I really enjoyed John Twelve
Hawks dystopian novel, The Traveler and am looking forward to it’s
sequels. As well as Kevin J Anderson’s, sci-fi Saga of the Seven Suns
series…I love my local library.
If it’s music, I am a huge Pandora fan and will use the quickmix
feature to work through my list, From Alice in Chains to Antonio
Vivaldi and Arlo Guthrie, to The Black Keys, Cassandra Wilson,
through Dave Matthews, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Foo Fighters,
Joe Bonamassa, John Prine, Leo Kottke, Mark Knopfler, Marvin Gaye,
Neko Case, Nora Jones, Punch Brothers…on and on. Pandora was a
brilliant creation for music lovers. If You don’t use it, visit
Pandora.com, it’s free.