A Listener’s Guide to ATSOA #12

January 7, 2015

This episode of A Tiny Sense Of Accomplishment covers a lot of ground.  If you’d like to read or listen further on any of the subjects broached, this post should help you out.

  • Spoonerisms.  Jess’ newest work in progress, The Virgin of Menace, is a play on Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.  If you’re on the Internet, chances are you already know quite well what a spoonerism is, but if not, thank the estate of William Archibald Spooner (pictured above). If you need less literary, more utterly juvenile examples, do read this for some spectacular professional football ones.  Wanny Doodhead forever.
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.  Sherman and Jess answer a listener question about how they approached writing a first novel (outlines, reading aloud, writing the last sentence first, “make shit happen”).  While they do so, Sherman mentions that he has the last line of a sequel to the aforementioned book already written, and it “absolutely crushes.”  Since he estimates that he has seven to eight books he has to write, you have some lead time to read the original.
  • Flying Spiders.  If you like what you hear from the Spokane-based “hip-hop orchestra,” feel free to visit their Bandcamp page. To read more about/from Som Jordan, the band’s late founder, the Spokane Spokesman-Review has a good retrospective.