Monday, December 31, 2007
Mr. Kunstler is baying at the moon again this New Year's Eve and it's worth the ride so saddle up and give him 10 minutes of your time. He may seem like he's completely whacked out of his skull but the crazy MF sure can string together a sentence.
Brother Dave went to see him lecture in Appleton this Fall and said that he was a stone cold a-hole in person which I don't doubt.
However, regardless of his recurring Chicken Little themes, I dig the way he writes and having been a closet anarchist most of my sentient life, I kind of want to watch the meltdown of this American society from a front row seat. Even if he's a just a little bit correct on a few of his prognostications, we're all in it up to our pie-holes.
And so gentle readers, enjoy yourself...it's later than you think. Now, I wouldn't encourage a full on GG Allin routine just yet, but go out tonite and have cocktail or eight and a nice dinner.
You may not pass this way again anytime soon.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Okay, so I'll admit to being both a big Tim Burton fan as well as a ardent Sondheim devotee. I've loved Sweeney Todd since I first heard the original cast album and saw Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Lovett on my first ever trip to NYC.
However, as much as I really wanted to dig the new film version, nothing prepared me for how marvelous it is. Depp is great, Helena Bonham Carter is brilliant as Mrs. Lovett and the overall Burtonesque feel of the film is spot on.
My Christmas morning recommendation to all you LM Soupers out there is to run, not walk, to the nearest cinema show and GO SEE THIS MOVIE. If you're not familiar with this musical event, be prepared for the fact that there is very little dialogue; that it's nearly an opera and, in the grand guignol tradition of graphic violence, it's terribly bloody.
It's the first time in a long while that both myself and the missus walked out of a film proclaiming sheer joy at the thing that we had just seen and vowed that when it's released on DVD, we're procuring a copy for ourselves...
Friday, December 21, 2007
Today is the last day on the job. Almost nine years on this gig. A strange mix of fear and elation is the prevailing mood du jour.
Regardless, let's rock, eh?...
Doesn't Remind Me--Audioslave
Don't Make Me A Target--Spoon
Mr. Jelly Roll Baker--Leon Redbone
For Your Pleasure--Roxy Music
Did Ye Get Healed?--Van Morrison
The Way You Move--Outkast
Things That Scare Me--Neko Case
On The Bus Mall--The Decemberists
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I don't often link to David Neiwert over at Orcinus 'cause the posts over there can be reeeallll loooong. This one by the ever brilliant Sara Robinson is right on the money and can be digested quickly.
Go forth and read the truth about the dark side of the 'Murkan psyche...
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
There are memories, and then there are memories. I found this piece out on the innertubes today.
Wow. Sam and I were at this show that night and it was an amazing event. Cooper might have been there too, I forget now. Tickets were $4.50.
I, of course, remember it being a much better performance than the guy who wrote the article but that's a Melody Maker columnist for ya. Instead of the Lester Bangs model, they always seemed like a bunch of panty-waist twats to me.
Anyhow, a pretty cool walk into my increasingly distant past.
The Government Darling--Spoon
Fear Of Sleep--The Strokes
The Good Time Are Killing Me--Modest Mouse
The Mariner's Revenge Song--The Decemberists
Sweet Hitch-Hiker--Creedence Clearwater Revival
My Back Pages--The Hollies
All On A Misty Morning--Paul Weller
Runnin' Out Of Fools--Neko Case
Bottom Of The World--Tom Waits
Tennessee Blues--Steve Earle
Slippin' And Slidin'--Little Richard (woooo!)
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
This has got me feeling pretty Zen, er, I mean ZENN.
Watch the vid with Rick Mercer of "This Hour has 22 Minutes" fame. He's pretty funny. Kind of a Canadian mashup of Conan and Bill Maher
Really cool stuff, eh? And they even have a dealership here in Ohio.