Monday, April 18, 2011

Seattle, WA: Chop Suey (Bushwick Book Club - The Time Traveler's Wife)

I must have missed a memo regarding including some Freudian-time-travel mention of co-protagonist Henry De Tamble's mother in my song. Oops. I gave my free-will/self-determination-vs.-pre-destination effort for Slaughterhouse-Five, so that left me the love-story route (having apparently missed other, creepier options), which seemed to satisfy those who enjoyed Audrey Niffenegger's work. (Learning that Niffenegger herself was born in South Haven, MI--the town from which other-protagonist Clare Abshire hails--lends credence to a few of the songs that suggested she'd written her own I've-been-waiting-for-this-tamable-bad-boy-to-come-along fantasy.) Great hosting vibe from Chop Suey, and fun connections as always!

Photo: Mark Blasco