Mar 31, 2007

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists on NPR

Wednesday, NPR interviewed Ted Leo on All Things Considered, most well-rounded news show to ever hit the airwaves. Go on over the sight now. You can listen to the interview, where he talks about guitars and throat problems, and download a live show from the 9:30 club in DC.

I've got a couple tracks for ya, too.

Ted Leo - "Since U Been Gone" (Yes, that's a cover.)
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - "The Sons of Cain" from Living with the Living

Living with the Living on Emusic
Living with the Living on iTunes
Living with the Living on insound

Mar 27, 2007

The Secret's Out

Before reading, The Secret, and new book from Dark Horse, I feared it might be too much like the bevy of mediocre teen-slasher flicks on the market. Unfortunately, my fear has been confirmed. Possibly driven to force the plot by the comic media, writer—and Dark Horse founder—Mike Richardson introduces the conflict before we hardly know the characters’ names. (For a better, but similar device, see the Luna Brothers’ Girls.) By the end of the issue, it appears one of the stock high schoolers we follow may already be gone.

Jason Shawn Alexander’s (of Stoplight Sleep- favorite The Escapists) art is sketchy and expressive. His method of portraying sound effects is better than the unbelievable dialogue. Although his fresh style begs a second visit, I doubt I’ll fork over another three bucks to read about teenagers who live and talk like they were parented by Jeepers Creepers 2 and Cruel Intentions.

If you really want good graphic fiction about rebellious teenagers, pick up R. Kikuo Johnson’s Night Fisher.

For the best in comic-book horror, read The Walking Dead and Fell.

Mar 8, 2007

Best reviewed review

There is no possible way 300 could be as good as this guy claims it is. Hell, there's no way it could be as entertaining as the review itself. I've been looking forward to seeing this movie for several months, but now that I know the main characters are "a super-human elite squad of lumberjack pirates who were trained by the the great-great-grandpa of Chuck Norris' paternal ancestor," I'm afraid we've got another Snakes on a Plane.

But seriously, if you go see this movie tonight, you just might see me there.

Mar 2, 2007

Podcast #2, Reposted

I forgot to add the details for the last podast. Here they are:

  1. A Band of Bees (The Bees [UK]) - "Listening Man" from Octopus
  2. Girl Talk remix of "Knife" by Grizzly Bear
  3. Bloc Party - "The Prayer" from A Weekend in the City
  4. Minus the Bear - "Drilling (P.O.S. Redo)" from Interpretaciones del Oso
  5. Amy Winehouse - "Rehab" from Back to Black
  6. Justice - "Phantom" from Phantom (limited 12")
  7. Mari Taylor - "Lost Time" from Lynn Teeter Flower
  8. Glen Glenn - "One Cup of Coffee" from Rarext Rockabilly & Hillbilly Boogie / The Best of Ace Rockabilly
  9. Charlie Feathers - "Wild Wild Party" from Memphis Rockabillies, Hillbillies, & Honky Tonkers, Vol. 4
  10. Eddie Bond - "Raunch" [Take 3] from Memphis Rockabillies, Hillbillies, & Honky Tonkers, Vol. 4
  11. The Decemberists - "Bridges & Balloons" from Picaresqueties
Other tracks used: Bloc Party - "Helicopter (Whitey Version)" from Silent Alarm Remixed; Amy Winehouse - "Rehab (Hot Chip Remix)"

Comics discussed: JSA; Jack of Fables

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