December 2023 Twelve posts
2017: Kelly and me saw John Mulaney at the Orpheum and explored Los Angeles. It was awesome.
6 shots from OB this afternoon. Sublime day.
One of my favorite books and favorite audio books was the reading of an abridged Virtual Light by Peter Weller. I empathized with both Chevette Washington and Berry Rydell as young people trying to figure their lives out. And that future world was so vivid. From the 1990s a world with connected computers and multiuser hacker groups one could connect with regularly and powerful forces controlling a world made perfect sense.
The future we live in now, with so much poverty and wealth and creativity does feel very much like that world I first read about in 1993. I bought the book on the day of release. And when the audio book came out I bought it.
I have on my TODO list to get a copy of this audio book. But it is not straightforward to find. It’s out of print. I suspect that the world no longer wants–or the publishing world no longer wants to create–abridged books.
Here’s the information I have:
Virtual Light by William Gibson, Read by Peter Weller
Random House Audio
CS ISBN 0553472755 $16.99
2 audio cassettes (46:29, 46:04, 45:37, 45:19) approx. 183 minutes ¶
Penguin audiobooks, 1994
Read by Peter Weller
Abridged by Nick Warburton
Produced by Karen Pearlman
(at the Belly Up)
Not great conditions. Got a right on the surf cam. Saw the Christmas tree. Lastly: saw a group of hippies playing guitar as their rooster on a leash cock-a-doodled. OB never disappoints.
I miss Ed sometimes.
He’s laid to rest at Glen Abbey Memorial Park & Cemetery and I keep meaning to get down there again.
I took a photo of it back in 2014 and forgot I did. But here it is in the blog. I was oblique about it, and didn’t include his name. I regret that, but I’m glad I took it to begin with.
And I had also forgotten that I wrote about it in 2005: Eddie & Comic-Con.