Page 4 of Chapter Four.  Eric added to the cast list.  And there’s a new essay by me explaining the long and torturous path to Rose Madder the webcomic.  Finally!

I’m going to try something a little different here this week, linking to some music I’ve been listening to and thinking about recently:

Anna Rose covers the Arcade Fire’s “My Body Is A Cage”.  The original is also very good, but Anna Rose’s stripped-down cover highlights her soulful, utterly heartbreaking vocals.

The MP3 of her studio recording of the song can be downloaded for free here.

The new single from the upcoming Black Keys album is probably everywhere online and on the radio these days (has the hipster backlash started yet?), but I’m going to link to a free MP3 download anyway because it, as the kids say, rocks:

The Black Keys:  “Lonely Boy”

And finally, the master, Leonard Cohen, reciting his poem “A Thousand Kisses Deep” from a 2009 live performance.  It’s come to mean a lot to me lately.

I’ll be doing more of this in the future.  Stay tuned.