Monday, December 10, 2007

2007 Year End Survey | Philip Baruth

One job is never enough for a Vermonter and Philip Baruth fits that bill. As a professor, he teaches classes on literature and writing at UVM. As a blogger, he riffs on the Right and shakes the Moderates from their comfy status quo over on Vermont Daily Briefing. As an author, he's knocked out a small collection of books. Lastly, as a commentator on VPR, he provokes and entertains us during our commutes.

In fact, Baruth's most recent commentary aired today and regarded Kurt Vonnegut's collection of non-fiction essays from the mid-70's, Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons, and what they have to say about today's war. It hasn't been archived on VPR's site yet but when they do archive it, you'll find it here. In the meantime, you can read his commentary here.

1) What was your favorite song of 2007?

"Girls in Their Summer Clothes," Springsteen

2) What was your favorite album of 2007?

Magic, Springsteen

3) What was your favorite concert of 2007?

Uh . . . don't get out much

4) What was your favorite thing about 2007?

The way George W. Bush's numbers continued to sink, eventually edging out Richard Nixon for worst job approval ratings on record

5) What are your best wishes for 2008?

President-elect Barack Obama announces three simultaneous actions: Troops out of Iraq, diplomats into Iran, and Dick Cheney is barred for life from even the outermost grounds of the White House.

Bruce Springsteen | Girls In Their Summer Clothes | Buy

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