Monday, December 29, 2008

The Starry Knight


(From Cinematical)

In unrelated blog stuff, I'm going to try to have my top music list(s) up soon. I originally made a deadline for myself around two weeks ago, but...well, we all knew that wasn't going to happen. My top movies of 2008 list probably won't be up till the new year, and I doubt I'm going to even do a top TV show list this year (it was hard enough to try and think of 5 shows that I actually watched this year...)

Maybe I'll do an internet show list...hmm.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

And I'm Sure We'll Think He's Going To Stay Dead Too

So, to anyone that watched the Vol. 3 finale of Heroes last night...

Jeph Loeb's way to make Sylar to rip off Saw?

Now, unlike Loeb, I'm not a terrible comic book writer, so I guess I can't really talk about homage vs. outright swiping, but if I may make a suggestion: the next time you want to make your audience feel a real kind of threat from a character, you may want to focus on better characterization, rather than relying on references to a well known movie franchise to provide it for you.

I can't wait until Brian Fuller returns...

I Laughed For Five Minutes Straight


Yeah, it's real...

Found via Geekologie

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Heart Of...Sunday Morning


America's hobo troubadour turns 59 today.

Here he is performing "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)" On Fernwood 2 Night in 1977.

I'm going to celebrate my favorite musician's birthday by listening to Swordfishtrombones and Small Change while driving to Pennsylvania today in the snow. It will be quite an adventure.

Also, since I apparently missed it, November 22nd was Little Steven Van Zandt's birthday. Little Steven, other than being Bruce Springsteen's guitarist in the E Street Band, and the actor who played Silvio on The Sopranos, is also the DJ and founder of the greatest radio program of all time: Little Steven's Underground Garage.

Here is a clip from Little Steven's Underground Garage Festival back in (I think) 2004. The clip features Bruce Springsteen introducing the fantastic Chesterfield Kings.

You know, it's really sad, that I was at the Underground Garage Festival and I don't remember what year it was August, I remember that...and there was a hurricane warning, and Julian Casablancas from The Strokes yelled at one point: "They told us to hurry up our set because there's a hurricane coming...WELL I DON'T SEE NO FUCKING HURRICANE!"

Yes kids, at one time The Strokes' were cool.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Songs Of The Day

So over on Twitter I've been amusing myself (and hopefully others) by posting a link to a cool song each day.

Originally I was trying to out-indie Sam Rubenfeld (whom I stole this idea from), but lately I've been grouping my selections more into themes.

I've decided to post the first few weeks of it here on my blog. So enjoy:

Nov 21, 2008

The Chi-Lites- "Stoned Out Of My Mind"

Nov 22

A Brokeheart Pro-"You Don't Know"

Nov 23
Holly Golightly-"A Length Of Pipe" (from Last.Fm)

Nov 24
The Forty Fives-"Junk Food Heaven" (Crappy MP3 from their website)

Nov 25

Gogol Bordello-"Start Wearing Purple"

Nov 26

The Creaky Boards-"The Songs I Didn't Write"

Nov 27

Arlo Guthrie-"Alice's Restaurant Massacre"

Nov 28
Johnny Boy-"You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Got What You Deserve"

Nov 29

The Stolen Minks-"Consecutives"

SOLO VENTURES THEME WEEK! These songs are all the result of band members going solo.
Nov 30

Joe Strummer-"Coma Girl"

Dec 1

Paul Westerberg-"Dyslexic Heart"

Dec 2

Kevin Drew-"Backed Out On The..."

Dec 3

Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins-"Big Guns"

Dec 4

Dec 5

Lou Reed-"Good Evening Mr. Waldheim"

Dec 6

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds-"From Her To Eternity"