free association

I spent about thirty minutes tonight composing a post to C18-L to contribute to the discussion taking place regarding Thomson-Gale’s Eighteenth-Century Collections online but then couldn’t get what I wanted to say to come out right. I was going to cross post to my blog, but instead I offer you this:

Vernica Downey linked to my entry on the online Gutenberg Bible at the University of Texas. Following the TrackBack to her blog, I read an entry that mentions a cover by Dar Williams‘ of REM‘s “Don’t Fall on Me.

Following this link I learned that Ms. Williams has also covered a song by Pierce Pettis, for whom I did some computer work a zillion years ago because he used to be married to an English professor where I got my B.A. and M.A.

All roads lead to where you are.

Hopefully the Thomson-Gale thoughts will arrange themselves in a more orderly fashion at some point in the future. When they do, I’ll share them with you, of course.

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3 thoughts on “free association

  1. Hmmm…I once *saw* Dar Williams in concert (and I think I’ve heard her cover of “Fall on Me”). Actually, this “six degrees” thing is pretty cool. I just came across an old Purdue colleague through blogrolls.

  2. Dar Williams rules. I have a song of hers on my site. Not my favorite, but a song. And my site is linked to Mr. GHW’s. Therefore, I exist.

  3. I’ve noticed that at different universities (or perhaps it’s different regions of the US) people refer to professors differently. In Georgia, it was “Dr. so-and-so.” In Maryland, it was “Professor so-and-so” and then “first-name-so-and-so.” Here in KC, it’s “Dr. so-and-so” for the most part, though some students call me by my first name. So when I read over the above comments quickly, I thought the ref’s to “Dar Williams” were refs to “Dr. Williams,” i.e. me. Re-read those above sentences with that in mind and recreate the weirdness for yourself.

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