Bittersweet jogging playlist for the last hot day of the year: Rufus Wainwright's "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk," Prince's "A Million Days," Percy Grainger's "Shallow Brown," Melonie Cannon's "Tennessee Roads," Scissor Sisters' "Mary," Kanye's "Jesus Walks," Led Zeppelin's "Since I've Been Loving You," The Walkmen's "The Rat," György Kurtág's Stele. Line that sticks in the head: The Walkmen's "Now I go out alone, if I go out at all" (the influence of Dr. Piazza is obvious).
192 Books is an excellent small bookstore on 10th Ave that deserves the support of local Manhattanites. Orhan Pamuk is reading there tonight at 7PM.
Confession: I don't feel like writing about Stravinsky.