“Where is my Mind?” is definately one of my favorite Pixies songs, not to mention one of the best songs ever. If you don’t know the Pixies, you are living under a rock, but many may be familiar with the song because it was used in the trailer and in the last scene of Fight Club. Two of my very very favorite bands have done covers of the song, and it is actually hard to say which version is the best, even when compared to the original. Anyhow, they are essential to everyone’s ipod.
Remember the band Soul Asylum? I just came across their album Gravedancers Union after eight or so years. I used to be so obsessed with this band. The singer was dating Wynona Ryder at the time and that was the stamp of approval of indie cred back then. They had that stupid hit single "Runaway Train" with all the missing kids that you probably remember. I remember thinking the album was soooo alternative, angsty, and grungy, but listening to it now makes Third Eye Blind sound like speed metal. Ok, not really. I believe it was one of the first concerts I saw, I saw them at Jones Beach with….the Spin Doctors. I am kind of ashamed to admit that. The bottom line is one of the best songs ever is "Somebody to Shove". Basically every song these days is about attraction and love and all that stuff, but this one at the time, I was in high school and it really hit home about some guy I had a crush on at the time. Don't ask, I can't even remember who the hell it was. But I uploaded it here. Fantastic.
So mid-nineties it hurts!
Tim is afraid that the killer chimps will attack him from Sierra Leone. I think that the media is correct in asserting that chimps aren’t just cute little things that ride bicycles and wear clothes in commercials. However, they aren’t mindless killing machines unless actually threatened are provoked. The smarter an animal is, the more likely it will be violent “for sport”.
Erin declares her love for lesbian comedy.
Matt and Ruth post pics of themselves in compromising positions. Why does Ruth look like she is about to crack up?
TC posts more about “gunners” in law school, which is basically…well, you can read how she describes them. This is interesting to me, because every sort of field has its version. You know, those over-achievers who need to need to get their hands in everything not because they really want to, but because they want to get their hands in everything. This even happened in grad school. Everyone wanted to voluteer to do research with someone, do some sort of extra internship, present at a conference, blah blah. Really, what was it all for? I kind of get caught up in that to. When I first started my job I joined every committee under the sun, volunteered to write every proposal, etc. What for? Was I really interested? I’m better off just doing what I am really interested in. Although the back of my mind still wants to pad my resume. I hate that I get caught up in it. Although it sounds like law school is a much worse situation. If I were in law school, I think I would be permanently emotionally damaged. This is not to take offense to my friends in law school, I am just in awe of your stamina and dedication.
And where in the heck is Laila? She either was attacked by killer monkeys from Sierra Leone or either wandering the streets in a tartan kilt mumbling to herself.
Brandon is preparing for his doctorate in queer super heroes.
For the rest of you, update your mothertruckin blogs and I’ll mention you.
Where my scifi nerds at?
Set more than 50 years before the “Battlestar: Galactica” miniseries, “Caprica” will deal with the origins of the Cylon race! And apparently with Bill Adama’s parents, uncles, aunts and/or grandparents!
from the NBC/Universal press release:
From executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick ('Battlestar Galactica'), writer Remi Aubuchon ('24') and NBC Universal Television Studio, this new series is set over a half a century before the events that play out in 'Battlestar Galactica.'
The people of the Twelve Colonies are at peace and living in a society not unlike our own, but where high-technology has changed the lives of virtually everyone for the better. But a startling breakthrough in robotics is about to occur, one that will bring to life the age-old dream of marrying artificial intelligence with a mechanical body to create the first living robot – a Cylon.
Following the lives of two families, the Graystones and the Adamas (the family of William Adama, who will one day become the commander of the 'Battlestar Galactica') 'Caprica' weaves corporate intrigue, techno-action and sexual politics into television's first science fiction family saga.
This could be good or bad. I guess in this era people actually die of cancer, because they hadn't at the last minute dicovered that cylon fetal blood cures cancer. [I'm still bitter about that].
The first trailer for the Strangers With Candy movie. It's a prequel, and from this, it looks mediocre, but I'm still excited.
today I woke up totally into being grumpy, but the sun is shining and I realized here are some good things to think about
1. I have my leftovers from the Mexican restaurant for lunch
2. The meetings I have this afternoon are all with people I like
3. I reactivated my Netflix so I can get the fifth season of Six Feet Under
4. I totally didn't shower today and I grabbed the skirt I am wearing was at the bottom of the dirty laundry pile (business casual my ass!)
5. My next three weekends are actually action packed and have planned events.
I could actually think of 10 times as many annoying things, but that would have been what you expected me to do, so I thought I's throw you a loop.
In other news, my cell phone basically stopped working, but I have no desire to replace it. I like being freed from it.
No no no no no this is a sacrileage.
Musical High Fidelity To Debut in Boston; Broadway in Fall
The new musical, High Fidelity, will play a pre-Broadway engagement in Boston before landing on Broadway for a fall 2006 opening, the producers announced April 24.
Walter Bobbie (Chicago, Sweet Charity, White Christmas) has signed on to direct the new Tom Kitt, Amanda Green and David Lindsay-Abaire musical take on the Nick Hornby novel, which was also a film. Jeffrey Seller, Robyn Goodman, Kevin McCollum — the team behind the 2004 Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q — will produce the new work.
High Fidelity follows the story of a record store owner (and constant Top 5-listmaker) who — when things in his current relationship go sour — revisits his former relationships to find where he went wrong. The 2000 film reset the Hornby story in Chicago (rather than England) starring John Cusack, Jack Black, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lisa Bonet, Tim Robbins and Lili Taylor. The musical will be set in New York.
Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Kimberly Akimbo, Fuddy Meers) will pen the book with music by composer Tom Kitt (Laugh Whore, Debbie Does Dallas) and lyricist Amanda Green (For the Love of Tiffany, Up The Creek Without A Paddle ).
The world premiere pre-Broadway production will play an out-of-town tryout engagement, Sept. 26-Oct. 22 at the Colonial Theatre as part of the Broadway Across America – Boston series. The show will then begin previews on Broadway in late November and open in early December at a theatre to be announced.
The wit, humor and humanity of Nick Hornby’s characters and story naturally lends itself to musical treatment,” according to songwriters Kitt and Green. “It is a socially acute contemporary love story about people who are obsessed with, and define themselves by pop music and culture. The hero’s life is a soundtrack and the big moments are songs.
It was bad enough when The Wedding Singer was made into a Broadway show. For those who have seen the movie version, maybe they can rest easy with this one, but purists who worship the book (i.e., me) will be outraged. Um, first, it takes place in London, not New York. Second of all…just please don’t do this. I can’t even imagine how they are going to obtain all the rights to the music that is mentioned. I have a vision of a large dance number set to a medley of Velvet Underground Songs. Ugh.