This working for a living thing is putting a real damper on regular posting this week.
Over the last couple of months I believe I have done a swell job laying low on the Douglas Coupland fanboy-isms . . . so I am going to let it fly right here:
Douglas Coupland has a new book about Marshall McLuhan which is part of Penguin’s Extraordinary Canadians series. It has already been said — but if there is one notable Canadian author who should be writing about Marshall McLuhan, it is Douglas Coupland.
Macleans magazine has an excerpt for your reading pleasure here.
Some other random Coupland notes I could offer:
+ I was in a local used cd/dvd emporium with Vyn over the weekend. They had the first and only season of the CBC produced series, JPod. $14.99. I didn’t buy it. I watched this show, with a group of assembled individuals, in my basement every week when it originally aired . . . I caught all episodes with the exception of the last two.
Rick has the series on dvd, so I’m planning to borrow it from him one day and bring closure to that chapter in my life.
+ After not buying JPod on Saturday, I went by the local library and checked out the newly minted, revised edition of Coupland’s City of Glass. City of Glass is a fun, visual meandering of Coupland talking about his favorite city — Vancouver.
+ Last night I talked to Vyn about Generation A. He just finished reading it.