Little link round-up

A bit of an eclectic mix this week:

My new favourite blog is Put on your Picardigan, a blog revisiting and reviewing Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

On a related note, a list of 46 Things you’ll never see on Star Trek.

Something completely different, The Johnny Cash Project in which people all over the world draw pictures of Johnny and submit them to this website.

For Books’ Sake – books by and for independent women.

Are these the worst lesbian movies ever?

Via A Piece of Monologue, The 50 Most Essential Works of Jewish Fiction of the last 100 years

From Bad Reputation, Check out my Ego: Aronofsky’s Black Swan. I’m going to have to see this movie now.

See where the gallows stand

Cover of the Johnny Cash anthology Murder. It shows a close-up of a young Cash in black and white

Winter doesn’t really start for me until I’ve listened to Johnny Cash’s Murder compilation.  Perhaps it’s the awareness of death that marks this time of year in spiritual traditions.  Perhaps I’ve replaced All Hallows with a Johnny Cash ritual.  Perhaps the music just suits the darkening evenings and colder weather.   Whatever the case, something always puts me in the mood for 16 funny and affecting songs about death.  There are some serious classics on here, but I think my favourite is the cover version of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Highway Patrolman.’ The moment in the last verse when Johnny intones “Then I hit the lights” makes me shiver.

Nice picture on the cover too.