I got some shit to say. And I'm lazy.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Time To Blow This Popsicle Stand!

Here's a little preview of where I'll be come April 12th!

And here's a song I will definitely be listening to whilst I sip fruity drinks and work on my tan.

All Misery / Flowers

Just glad to see the boys back making music videos.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I NEED Some Sunny Fun

My apologies to anyone who read my last post.I have been in a funk thicker than a Green Bay Packers foam cheesehead and I can't seem to figure out ways to crawl out of it. I think the sunshine, if ever there were any,might help a whole helluva lot.

In other news, whilst the sun may not be shining on this particular dawg's ass, this song is my early vote for catchiest of 2008. Tell me you don't wanna boogaloo after listening to this.

Tell me!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Wire, 2002-2008, R.I.P.

I came late to this party, but dammit if I ain't one of the last to leave. I like good TV, hell I may even love it more than a good movie, but nothing, I repeat, nothing comes close to this show. And that's saying a lot. Six Feet Under, Rescue Me, Slings & Arrows, all great shows, but none of them comes even close to matching the scope and magnitude of The Wire. The writing reads like a lyric sheet from Jay-Z; the scope and wide-reaching arc of the players and institutions involved is pure Dostoevsky; the relevance is like something from the metro section during the good old days of the NY Times. If you haven't yet do yourself a favor; this show is off the proverbial chain.

To quote Detective Lester Freamon, (probably my favorite character) 'Every piece matters.'

Friday, March 07, 2008

Gettin' Whitey On The Dance Floor

As I mentally start preparing the playlist for Adam and Kristen's impending nuptials, I found this little gem on the superinformation highway. Wanna guess which ones might get spun June 28th?


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Winter Doldrums, or My Life As A Television

I am bored. Bored stiff. Bored with work, bored with play, bored with diversions. The only thing that has peaked any interest from me lately is the Wire. I can't get enough of this show. It's totally fucking Shakespearean. I know I'm late to jump on this bandwagon, but this show has totally peaked my interest in television and I'm hooked. Outside of that, I've got bupkiss. A big fat honking nada. I tried to get jazzed about the workshop I did last week, but that took a Herculean effort. If you're going to bother to do a workshop, why don't you do what the process implies? Workshop the fucking script. Don't tiptoe through the tulips with the inherent problems in the script! Don't make 'interesting' a synonym for 'deeply flawed.' I hate having to be overtly nice for no reason. If there's a problem, let's fix it. Why bother to gather a room full of intelligent (for the most part) actors and have them read and read and read a script if you're not going to force the playwright to address the issues of said script that demand attention. We're here for a reason, right? Let's do something with the time then.

Maybe I'm just a bitter old coot.

Yep, definitely a biter old coot.

I guess it goes without saying that I feel totally lonely and somewhat useless. How is it that some people get audition after audition or have big life event after big life event and all I'm doing is working a shit load of overtime and coming home to my on the blink DVD player? I'm happy for all my friends slinging their hyperbolic yay-yo all over the various stages and screens of this town, as well as for everyone that is getting married and making new life. Maybe I'm truly not as appealing as my grandmother had lead me to believe. Dammit.

I am really excited though, to announce, after a interminable wait, that today, March 4th, is the release of Dulli's new project, the Gutter Twins, with his main man Mark Lanegan. This shit is terrific!

It feels like someone just drank my milkshake.....