December appearances online and elsewhere

Delighted to have been asked to write a short guest post on 2009 in review for the BookNet Canada blog.

I also got a contribute some short recommendations for the wonderful folks at the Advent Book Blog.

Finally, the Oxford American's 2009 music issue is still on the stands, and it is a fine piece of reading, coming this year with no less than two CDs. It is, as usual, a fine list of contributors, among whose august company I was thrilled to pen a short piece on Memphis Slim's "No Mail Blues".