Keeping Up (Vol. 46)

by Darren Paltrowitz

Here are some more quick pick for you, the loyal reader:

thestrokes_angles_150MUSIC: The Strokes / Angles – Believe it or not, it has been 10 years since The Strokes released their debut Is This It on RCA Records, and five years since the New York City-based quintet released First Impressions Of Earth. On Angles, the band goes back to the original lo-fi guitar-heavy approach, this time with all 5 members contributing to the writing. Strokes fans old and new ought to be delighted. (thestrokes.com)

BOOK: Mark Di Vincenzo / Your Pinkie Is More Powerful Than Your Thumb – Although a veteran award-winning journalist, Mark Di Vincenzo is new to the book-writing world as 2009's Buy Ketchup In May And Fly At Noon: A Guide To The Best Time To Buy This, Do This And Go There was his first book. Subtitled And 333 Other Surprising Facts That Will Make You Wealthier, Healthier and Smarter Than Everyone Else, this title is a proper follow-up to Buy Ketchup. It is reading that not only fills you with little-known trivia, but often information about how to save money and improve one’s self. Concise and always interesting, this is my favorite kind of reading.(markdivincenzowriter.com

TOOL: A Full Cup – And while on the topic of saving money, A Full Cup is a search engine for coupons –- national, international and local products alike -– that anyone can print out. It requires a short registration, but its users incur no costs to reap the benefits of the website. Users wishing to delve further into deals and savings ought to visit the “Hot Deals” section of the forum. (afullcup.com)

As always, if I’m missing something that’s worthwhile and deserving of column space, please reach out with an e-mail: darren.paltrowitz@gmail.com.

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