Today Chris Baio Told Me
Today Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend fame told me White Noise is a good starter for my DeLillo journey and if I wasn't feeling it, that there's plenty more books in the sea [in so many words - aside: does this mean what I meant? I meant to say 'I paraphrase'] in an instagram chat because I asked a question about DeLillo [one reader to another]...manageable because I stayed well away from any mention of my crazy VW fandom or having in the past watched vids - compilation vids - of his completely great dancing on stage. I am that girl who spots a famous person I adore 5 feet away, tries not to stare [quickly clock, quietly walk away - having breathed the same air] and says nothing for fear of making an ass of myself. But I have asked Ali Gordon for music reccos along the lines of Emerson, Lake & Palmer while making no mention of her fabulosity, insane singing voice or general, funny amazingness [@msalicenutting on twitter]. We're just casual internet bros we are. Ofc I screenshotted the Baio exchange. Wherein my reply in agreement with his sentiment contained the word "surfeit". Oh well, I am bookish.
I used to send a lot of snail mail pre-pre-lockdown... now even sending out Christmas cards gives me feelings of vague unease. But what I do have is a bunch of collected postcards from when travel was a yearly affair filled with such ease. So I give you: Postcards to No One.