DeLillo is interviewed
about his new play, Love Lies Bleeding, which, unless I'm mistaken, takes its name from a classic Elton John song off Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.I can watch a football game and I'll hear things that others don't quite seem to get right away. One thing I noticed watching football is that some announcers have a tendency to use a player's first and last names. All the time, regardless of the situation. No matter how fast they are talking. It's never Manning,it's never Eli. It's Eli Manning. And there are players with enormously long names, like Troy Polamalu, who plays for the Steelers, and the guy will always say both names.
Isn't DeLillo a lot like Seinfeld (with an abiding appreciation for the apocalyptic, of course)?