Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
This week's selection comes from the "extraordinarily depressing" collection. It's "John Wayne Gacy Jr." by a very cool experimental, folky rock singer/songwriter named Sufjan Stevens. If you don’t already know him, I highly recommend checking him out.
And, yes, as the title suggests, the song is about the infamous clown/child murderer, John Wayne Gacy Jr. It's still an amazing song. I find I have a strange affinity for extremely depressing songs, and I actually have a sort of depression collection...
So, if you're feeling particularly morose this week, give this one a listen-- just stay away from the clown make-up, people may get the wrong idea.
Not that I'm speaking from experience, or anything...
Friday, January 16, 2009
Free Wireless Internet: Sadly, pathetically, No.
So, there I sat, stewing over the fact that I couldn't flit compulsively between checking my gmail and facebook accounts. What do they expect me to do, actually write? And it was at this time that something else dawned on me about B&N, and more specifically, their coffee.
It seems that, in conjunction with the tree bark-like fiber cereal that I usually eat, their coffee was just the free radical necessary to create something of a gastrointestinal perfect storm. I became acutely aware that my toukis was now a powder keg, apt to be set off by even the slightest upsetment. Which brings me to my next, and final, gripe. The store has one-- count 'em-- one bathroom stall. Sure, they have plenty of urinals, but that was of little consolation to me and my spasming stomach. So, then I had to... you know-- I'll stop there. I think you get the idea.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Now, before you listen, let me tell you that this particular track is a collaboration with the one and only William Shatner. Whatever that means to you, whether good or bad, should be kept in check until you actually listen to the song. It took me several spins for this one to grow on me-- but grow on me it has.
If you know anything about the Shat, you know he has a thing for kitschy poetry ("Rocket Man", anyone? Go on and YouTube that sumbitch'). And "In Love" is pretty much just a simple poem, accompanied by my man Ben Folds tickling the ivories.
So, there you have it-- my second song of the week selection. I hope you enjoy it.
P.S.-- if you like this, be sure to check out Shatner's cover of the Pulp song "Common People."
P.P.S. -- Blogger's spell checker did not try to correct my use of the word "Shat." Nice.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
This trailer has me very, very excited. I've never even heard of the film, or it's director Shane Acker-- but the film does have two heavy hitting producers behind it in Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov. There are no signs of a rating for this one yet, but it's not due out until September 9th (get it... 09/09/09.) I'm still holding out hope for at least a PG-13 rating. No matter the rating though, this film is the early favorite to be my most anticipated film of the new year.