B-Boy Limping

the composer is dead

It’s recommended for children ages 5-12, but I think this Saturday afternoon I’m going to find myself at Carnegie Hall to see accordionist and author Daniel Handler, a.k.a Lemony Snicket, perform a live narration of his new murder mystery book/CD The Composer is Dead. Handler/Snicket’s best known for his A Series of Unfortunate Events, a set of thirteen children’s books which follows the trials of the Baudelaire orphans and their malevolent cousin Count Olaf, who was portrayed by Jim Carrey in the (highly underrated) 2004 film adaptation.

For his latest undertaking Daniel Handler worked with composer (and high-school acquaintance) Nathaniel Stookey, with illustrations for the book/CD done by Decemberists cover artist Carson Ellis. In the past Handler has collaborated with Stephin Merritt not only as part of the Magnetic Fields, the 6ths, and The Gothic Archies, but also to create The Tragic Treasury, an appropriately morbid and amusing album designed to accompany A Series of Unfortunate Events. When Handler and Merritt toured for the album, kids gleefully acted this song out, flopping in their seats when they were supposed to die:

Listen to an excerpt from The Composer is Dead here, and then tell me that Saturday’s not gonna be awesome. Anyone have a kid I can borrow?


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I will pretend to be your kid. People say I have a baby face. This show looks awesome

Comment by Stan

Feel better and come with me!!!!

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