10 October 2007

Riding on The Avalanche

Sheesh, the ONE day I don't peek at All Good Naysayers, after weeks of no news, there's an avalanche of material:
1) Suf's going to speak at a literary event (PENultimate),
2) He appears on a Bob Dylan collection with a new cover of "Ring Them Bells,"
3) He's profiled in the online edition of Smithsonian magazine,
4) Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity chose "All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands" as their "theme song" this month.

Crazy! Go check out All Good Naysayers for all the details.

On top of it, Looks like we won't be seeing a new album for quite some time. According to the Smithsonian article:

"Right now I’m just taking the year to write and to work on a lot of other projects, and to maybe go back to fiction writing."

So it's quite possible that we might see a book or collection of short stories before "Come to Nebraska (There's Nothing To Do)" comes out. Which, for those of us who have read pretty much everything we can get our hands on, is a joysend: seriously, much as I love his music, he's a much, much better writer than musician. The comparisons to O'Connor are just.

Oh, and don't forget that The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007, with an introduction by Sufjan, is out today!

Sufjan Stevens - All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands.mp3

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