Oh, I do love it when readers contact me - it is such an incredible thrill, and it makes me realise how I should have made the effort more often when I was a youngster. Back in those days, of course, one had to write a letter c/o the publisher. Now people just find me on my blog. Using the old fashioned method as a teenager I remember getting really beautiful letters from Simon Callow and Tobias Wolff - both very classy writers with impeccable manners to boot. Here's some of what's interesting on the www:
- Love HK Film does a review of a new movie starring Eason Chan. Eason, a ruggedly handsome pop star, is kind of the older gay Chinese man's crumpet, so I am keen to see the movie.
- One of the most formative films of my youth was Looking for Langston, so nice to see it would have been his birthday on Feb 1.
- A challenging article from Mark Mulligan on changing times (more!) for the music industry.
- The always excellent Problogger has a very useful article on secret tips for getting more traffic to your blog.
- I haven't yet read Evgeny Morozov's book The Net Delusion, and though I think I am not going to agree with it, it still sounds fascinating. Nice article about it at The New York Times.