Days like Today liner notes #5: Man-Eating Cats

Hello everyone! Here are the liner notes #5 Man-Eating Cats, from the new Craig Pedersen Quartet CD: Days Like Today. They’re short but sweet!

The CD will be officially released Tuesday Nov 29th, 8PM, at Club Saw in Ottawa. Tickets are $12/$7 at the door, or $10 in advance. You can preorder the record and tickets online at and as of Tuesday the 29th, buy online at

Man-Eating Cats

Man-Eating Cats is the name of a short story by Haruki Murakami in his book Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman.

I took this photo myself!

In the opening scene of the story, a couple who have exiled themselves from Japan after their respective partners discovered the couple were lovers, sit by the sea on an unnamed Greek island. The weather is temperate as they drink coffee and read the newspaper to one another. Something struck me about the calmness of this scene amid the recent chaos of their lives.

The title of the story alludes to a completely different part later in the story that is much more surreal and violent than the opening scene.

Have a listen and let me know what you think: