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The Web Log of a Certain Daniel Felsenfeld: Composer, critic, avid reader, aspiring
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Friday, June 09, 2006

Once Again, Sorry Felsenreaders

Family commitments and general end-of-the-term malaise has caused a temporary lull in blogging, alas. But soon I'll be blogging up a storm about the fantastic records I've been listening to and books I've been reading--or perhaps even confess that I saw the wretched Da Vinci Code. Soon, gentle readers, soon...


Anonymous Elaine said...

it's hard to blog non-stop. it definitely ebbs and flows.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Quinn Skylark said...

DVCode!?!?!? GUH!

2:24 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

I am a sucker for a cute, doe-eyed French girl, regardless how bad the movie.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous vilaine fille said...

I enjoyed "The Da Vinci Code" and may get around to blogging about it. I think that most of the scornful people are either (1) fundamentalists ('nuff said); or (2) pasty-faced, constipated, would-be intellectuals jealous of Mr. Brown because they will never, ever figure out how to make as much money as he. Auguri, v.f.

5:50 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

So am I a fundamentalist or pasty-faced?

There are those of us who read Holy Blood, Holy Grail and found Dan Brown's take on it a little...dull. I have no problem with the religious recantation the work presumes; I have no problem with someone just trying to make a ripping yard (especially since I've spent the evening watching back episodes of 24). But to me this coverup is so fascinating, and yet the movie (and the book) was so unsatisfying on any level, that I wonder why you might accuse me of either fundamentalism or snobbery? This is more a matter of taste, I think.

12:14 AM  
Anonymous vilaine fille said...

Okay, I wrote too hastily. (It's hard, this virtual chit-chat.) I've read three of Mr. Brown's tomes, always on a beach. Near as I can tell, he writes pretty much the same book each time, simply changing the trappings. Three- or four-page chapters, similar plots, deliberate shallowness all around... It's a formula, and it works for what it is (a commodity, in all its glory). To me, beating up on Mr. Brown is akin to complaining that, say, Doritos aren't haute cuisine or the staff of life. Duh! (P.S. I love "24," too.)

10:45 AM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Well, like I said, I was there for the gorgeous French girl. Was hardly dissapointed there!

6:41 PM  

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