Sunday, December 26, 2004

The movie and band that hit me hardest this year

Coal Miner's Daughter and the band Love seemed to be popping up everywhere and at the weirdest times.

"Little Red Book" and "Alone Again Or"

"I may be ignorant, but I ain't stupid"

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Extraordinary Circumstances

Things have been overwhelmingly extraordinanry and fallen into place.

Some recent highlights:
-Was offered a ticket to the 2nd last GbV show in NYC ever
-Will see the Pixies tonight for the 3rd time on this tour.
-Was given an American Folkways recording of Ledbelly’s last sessions from 1958 (a record collectors wet dream)
-Finally read “A Confederacy of Dunces” and realized that I may own a 1st edition copy
-Saw “Life Aquatic” before it is out anywhere else (except LA, but that doesn’t count)
-Discovered Jandek. You should too.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Life Aquatic: It was OK

(click on pic to go to official web site)

Bill Murray owns this movie (again)
Angelica Houston is hot.
Luke Wilson whines.
Digital fishies are annoying.
Steve Zissou's theme music is awesome (somewhere between Flaming Lips and Looper).
But in the end, the plot and story just kind of fall apart. I liked it, but I can't say that it's as good as the last 2.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Another Week in NYC

Thanks Christine for taking me to the NY Times food thing . It was interesting. The pork belly in apple cider reduction that Tyler Florance made was amazing. He seemed like a nice guy. Rocco Dispirito , on the other hand, seemed like an arrogant prick.

A pic of Rocco and Tyler florence:

Saturday night was the fourth to last Guided by Voices show ever. At the bar beforehand, Conor Oberst from Bright Eyes walked up to our table and kind of freaked us out. Was he wasted? He couldn’t say anything, just kept approaching us with his mouth open and making some kind of noise. When we got to the show, Chloe Sevigny walked right in, stopped in front of me looked around, and then found her place upstairs. Walking home last night, Rick Rubin was walking a few blocks from my house, dressed up in his work out clothes. Funny.