Guest Picks: George Vecsey
Thursday, October 20, 2011
New York Times Sports Writer George Vecsey was on the show to discuss the career of St. Louis Cardinal outfielder Stan Musial and he told us what he watches when he's not watching a game!
What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play, film, etc…) that moved or surprised you?
The Indie series on Channel 13 on Saturday night is amazing. What a huge gap between indies and pop movies. Some favorites: 1981, Welcome, Arranged, Rabbit-Proof Fence.
What are you listening to right now?
I’m a big radio guy – John Schaefer on WNYC, Terrance McKnight on WQXR, John Platt on WFUV. And my iPod is kept current by my grown kids and my own tastes – Iris DeMent, Caetano Veloso, Satie, Dvorak, Nina Simone, Johnny Cash, k.d. Lang – eclectic.
What’s the last great book you read?
Homer – The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fagles. Modern, psychological. I read it in small doses to make it last. The wine, rhe roast meat, the women, the sea, the villains were all so real.
What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?
I ran into a honcho from the NY Times 2-3 times at art museums. Each time, he said, “But, there are no sports here.” I guess it was a shock that a barbarian sports columnist would be at an art museum. (My wife is an artist.) Current new favorite – The Rubin.
What’s your favorite comfort food?
Pasta with tomato sauce. My wife had it waiting when I got back from the interview.