Half a Month There on Foot

You will find me at the corner of Speed and Power

Monday, September 25, 2006

You asked for the butter.

Well, Studio 60, tonight was more like it. A little less preachy, a little more funny, a little more story.

Perry and Whitford are almost too good together, especially when Whitford summerizes Perry's previous decade of comedy delivery with one sentence. Seeing the little drama Perry gets to play with in this episode alone almost makes me want to go back and see if I missed something from the Friends show. Almost. I totally bought him. I forgot it was Matthew Perry for a few minutes.

And use more Timothy Busfield.

80 minutes in, and I'm with you.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Gary's Got a Boner

... is the song that should be played tomorrow by Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson at the Open Season premiere tomorrow. Instead it'll be something from the movie, which will be, you know, appropriate and all.

I downloaded Love You in Fall from iTunes and I think Tommy is singing backing vocals. There are few songs on the Open Season: Songs of Paul Westerberg soundrack that just sound very Replacements.

But this is the first time the two will have played publicly together in... 15 years? And, as Paul points out, all the elements are right: "We get back together to open up for a cartoon, in front of a bunch of people who never heard of us," Mr. Westerberg says. "That's fitting."

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Love you in the Fall

Unattainable love? Check. Taking a cliched lyric and turning it upside down? Check. Metaphor for life/death/regret? Check.

New Paul Westerberg.

It's almost too 14 Songs. Almost too much production, but it's THE big make-or-break movie for Sony animation. I can understand why as a business move you make it a little more universal/family friendly.

If ONE person gets into The Replacements because of the soundtrack, I'll be stoked. If there's one snippet I enjoy as much as "seasons change before me/after me there'll be someone new" I'll be stoked.

Some six year-old is going to hear music from the man who flipped off my girlfriend. Punk'd.

Some days we do good

Bionic arm provides hope for amputees.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Chris Colombus discovers he hates America

Don't ask why, but I was looking at Chris Columbus' bio on IMDB and found this: NFL Dad right after I read that Zach Braff had halted production on his planned directoral follow up to Garden State called Open Hearts, an adaptation of a Dutch drama detailing a car accident and it's affect on the people involved.

I remember when Columbus at least made sort of original stuff, like Goonies or Gremlins. Was Home Alone II the warning sign?

Monday, September 04, 2006

Split-second chances

I sent out two e-mails today with pictures of the house Amy bought, and included some shots of our office and one of me looking like I'd aged and had a pretty significant weight gain. I wrote some nonsense about showing off the house and not gaining a pound since I was fifteen in the first e-mail, then brief descriptors of the photos in e-mail number two.

I told my mom I'd sent some photos to her, more of an exercise of her having to actually check her e-mail herself. Her computer is fairly slow and is apparently having RAM issues so she called to see if I could walk her through getting the photos to show up.

Doing 99% of my work on Macs, I'd forgotten the joys of Outlook Express and had mom read the options to me. In doing so she read my e-mails aloud.

What is it about having people who have known you all your life read things you said to you? For a split second I was happy to hear her say my words and in a blink I was embarrassed that I hadn't written a better e-mail.