Tuesday, November 27, 2007

100 Free Songs
Be sure to head over to outof5 this week for our 100th entry. This time we each chose a theme and did individual 10-song mixes. My theme, "Sucking Up: Songs that Pander for Play," was inspired by an entry in that "50 Worst Rock 'n' Roll Records of All Time" book, specifically (and rightly) busting on "Pilot of the Airwaves." In retrospect the Joe Jackson song is a poor pick. Kirsti's suggestion of Fishbone's "? (Modern Industry)" would have been a better fit.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

from the "Two Wrongs" dept.
yeah, if this actually comes to pass, I'll watch the hell out of it.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Usually the film fest is something I want to talk about, but this year I had a dreary experience that shut me up for nearly a month. Well, that plus laziness. And curling. And laziness.

The animated shorts were all pretty good. I had to miss what was apparently the best collection of live shorts thanks to a change in time and venue. Way to go, douchebags. The other two collections were middling. Of the documentaries I saw, Chicago 10 was pretty decent, while Becoming John Ford was a complete waste of time. Not until they introduced the film did I discover it was commissioned by Fox to deal solely with Ford's years at that studio. So, two important films covered (My Darling Clementine and Grapes of Wrath). No John Wayne. No Informer. It was like...I dunno, buying a Beach Boys box set to find it only covered the Bruce Johnston era.

Features...Control was deserving of its hype, and Weirdsville was better than it had any right to be. The Signal and Stuck were pretty lame.

Unfortunately I signed up for a two-year membership. If the Fest doesn't shape up its act next year, I'm done with them.