Bargain record label Naxos has made a complete recording of Ulysses on 23 CDs, which will be issued next year in time for the 100th anniversary of the original "Bloomsday", June 16 1904.
An uninterrupted playthrough of the entire set will last just about as long as Leopold Bloom's day.
The reader is Irish actor Jim Norton, who played Bishop Len Brennan in the TV sitcom Father Ted.
(Guardian via Moby Lives)
boynton will have to head off for a 23 hour straight drive somewhere sometime before bloomsday 04, just to have the uninterrupted ulysses drive her completely round the lilting brogue...joyce drive bloody idiot.
Meanwhile the audio clip page from Naxos has been quite amusing to sample.
Comments: joyce drive
Better or worse than The Wiggles? Actually, anything that drowns out the complaints from the back seats is rather nice. Actually, even very loud radio static can be good.
Posted by wen at October 16, 2003 02:32 PM
Yes I have travelled with Toddlers and Wiggles.
That's defintely a future campaign for the TAC -
surely - Wiggles Drive Existential Crisis
I was joshing about joyce. I think I would love to listen to Ulysses in a car - and I'm semi serious about the 23 hour stint, but one will just have to choose the route judiciously.
And the designated driver of course ;)
Posted by boynton at October 16, 2003 02:54 PM
'Under Milkwood' would be fun for driving - and enough sillybugger humour for kids to enjoy it too.
Posted by wen at October 16, 2003 05:47 PM