Whittington was obsessed all week with an album recorded by Jeff Bridges to help people sleep.
You can download the album for however much you’re willing to donate to No Kid Hungry.
Here’s what one reviewer said about it:
Going to sleep with the acting legend is a bit like listening to the ramblings of an uncle who did one too many LSD trips in the Seventies. It’s hard to say how effective it is, but I enjoyed listening to it, mainly because it is absolutely bonkers. “Hummmmmm” was possibly the most soothing part. It consists of Jeff humming over sparse piano chords and the laughter of children. Sure, it may sound intensely creepy and not unlike the opening to a slasher movie, but it’s the last thing I remember hearing, so I’m guessing it was the one that managed to knock me out.”
Whittington said it absolutely works. He’s not been able to stay awake beyond the third track.
Listen to it and experience the weirdest thing to be recorded since Jack Kerouac compiled his collection in 1957 and Glenn Gould gave us his Solitude Trilogy – beginning with The Idea of North – in 1967.
The wizard donated enough to secure the album on vinyl for the Toad and Ostrich. Vinyl, baby.
NOTE to The Cognoscenti: You heard a couple of fragments from the Kerouac Collection on Day 2 of the Magical Worlds Communications Workshop. Glenn Gould is just as weird, but it’s a whole different brand of weird. And the backstory of Glenn Gould is utterly unlike Kerouac. Utterly.
That’s a strange word when you say it out loud. Utterly. Utterly. Utterly. Utterly. Utterly.
I’ll bet if you said it enough times it would put you to sleep. – Indy