September 20 - October 10
|"The wind came up in great worried gusts, making the trunks of the great trees creak. MIRIMANEE! I wanted to cry out, but that would have ruined the moment for all. " -- James Lileks|
It's been warm in Minnesota again, after being quite cold. 78 degrees yesterday, I haven't checked the temps today. Lileks:
What do you consider the greatest American music of the 20th century? Check out this poll from NPR [via stuffed dog]. An interesting list. And yeah, you can write in things, too.
Brad's Third Watch from the Sun idea made me laugh. And now I'm picturing John Lithgow yelling "Bosco!"
Yes, you may consider this a cry for help (as well as reluctant admission that I've been watching Third Watch).
Early warning: Moxy Fruvous to appear on Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien on Tuesday, October 12.
One of my favorite bands has their first big network TV appearance! Cool. Watch. The other guest is that Angel dude from Buffy. Geek fun.
I'm at once excited and alarmed at the thought of a 2-hour movie that features everybody who's been a regular. I'm frightened that Falsone and the Beauty Queen and Ballard and Gee Jr will take center stage the rest will just have walk-ons. Yeah, I'm paranoid. Crossing my fingers for a cool movie that does justice to the show and the fine actors who've been on it.
I think this frightens me a little. Or maybe merely amuses me. But then, I can relate at least a little bit since I have a first name that's relatively rare.
I completely agree with James Collier about the new series Now and Again (I'm hooked as well):
I really like the show. Check it out on Friday nights on CBS (8pm Central time). And read the rest of the review, of course.
In case anyone cares . . . the new shows I like the best thus far are Now and Again, The West Wing, and Once and Again. Work with Me may turn out to be a solid new sitcom. The year is yet young and there are some shows I still haven't seen that I've heard good things about (Roswell, Freaks and Geeks, Jack and Jill). Some shows have improved steadily since their pilot episodes (The West Wing, Once and Again, Work With Me), others have maintained the same high level of quality (Now and Again). And some may yet grow on me.
Go see The Iron Giant if you haven't yet. It's still showing in some first run theaters, in Minneapolis it's moving into late run (cheap) theaters already this weekend. You don't wanna miss seeing it on the big screen. Trust me. Don't think, just go. Last chance, go!
IMDB entry for The Iron Giant (Cool! it's already been voted into the top 100 films @ IMDB).
James Berardinelli's review sums it up nicely:
They're shoes, they're inline skates: they're StreetFlyers.
Yet another article about weblogs and it even mentions Windowseat (thanks!). I feel a little guilty to be as slow as I have been with updates during the past few weeks, given the amount of attention the site has had lately. I hope any new readers are hanging in there . . . I'll have more and better updates one of these days.
Be afraid, be very afraid. Jon Seda to have a recurring role on Third Watch.
And, in a related story (well . . . ), Lisa Schmeiser reviews Cold Feet. Sad, funny, and true.
Asian Media Access sponsors all sorts of cool showings of Asian films in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Can't wait 'til the 1999 Asian Children's Film Festival later this month, featuring the work of Hayao Miyazaki. Must-see cinema if you're in the Twin Cities [via minicon-l].
Kyle Secor (Homicide's Tim Bayliss) is featured in an article in the current issue of TV Guide (the one with Katie Couric on the cover). Two pages of text, one full-page picture. Talk of his personal life and Homicide and so forth. Alas, not available at tvguide.com or I'd link to it. And yes, he really is in the first 8 episodes of Party of Five this season.
Teevee.org's been redesigned. Lookin' good. No more frames! Fabulous. Same good content, of course.
I'm behind on reading other weblogs and websites, as well as on reading various mailing lists. And on replying to email, of course. Working on catching up, but have Offline Stuff to deal with that may keep me behind on Online Stuff for a bit longer.
Thanks to those who wrote with well-wishes or otherwise wondering when I'd be back. Didn't mean to be gone so long. Updates may be sporadic.
Much to love about TeeVee's look at returning shows, especially:
I completely agree with Virginia Rohan re Law & Order: Special Victims Unit [via hlotslinks]:
Working on putting together a mixtape of some of my favorite songs used on the show Homicide: Life on the Street. Also just generally making mp3s of all the songs I can and keeping 'em on my harddrive. Have 'em on shuffle play now . . . wheee. Who needs an official soundtrack release anyway?
In case anyone was wondering, I didn't get to the Richard Thompson show (I was sick) and I missed Congenial (couldn't find a ride, grr) and I probably won't be able to make it to Baltimore for Homicon next weekend (not enough money to swing it, alas).
Writer Marion Zimmer Bradley died on September 25th after having a heart attack on September 23rd. Latest news here.
Yay! Jon Carroll is back from vacation.
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