Why Grey’s Anatomy is popular.
I hate this show so much, and I can’t stop talking about why I hate it.

The indie rock music that everyone love to hate.
Pitchfork can totally make or break a band: see Broken Social Scene, Tapes ‘n Tapes.

The problem with Christopher Guest.

Anti-fan clubs.
I could start a few of these.

In the Studio: The Academy Is.
William Beckett is really pretty.

The 50 Greatest Punk albums.
The Offspring at #5? wtf?

High School Musical on Tour
I would so go to this.


Painted By Numbers

It seems I am having multiple music orgasms this week. The Sounds have a video for “Painted By Numbers”. It’s okay, a little too much squatting for my tastes.  Could this band be hipper? Probably not. This is from my favorite album that came out this year.

Please stop.

Is nothing sacred? First the Bridget Jones sequel and now The Warriors will be remade. It could be good if it was directed by, say, David Fincher, but I have low hope. Although moving the setting to LA is good idea- if it took place in present day New York, they’s be fighting their way through condos and gentrification, and trust fund kids.

Arrested Devo

So I am late for this bandwagon, but I finally saw the first seasoon of Arrested Development. Well, with buidup that was sky-high, I guess I enjoy it. The writing is way better to most comedies on tv. I also suppose it is one of those shows where if you watch too many in a row it kind of loses its luster. But the cast has some of my faves. David Cross! Jeffrey Tambor! I love them! And Liza freakin’ Minelli! I am not sure how they can keep up the antics and keep it funny for two more seasons, but I’ll give it a try. The plots resemble Curb Your Entusiasm where something that seems random early in the episode will come back as a plot device at the end.

Speaking of CYE, I finished Season 5 and talk about losing its luster. It took me a while to warm up to the show, but now, at the 50-somethingth episode, it gets reidiculous. I mean, how many times can he find himself in awkward situations? How many strangers can he piss off? How many times can his wife get annoyed at him? It’s getting old. I think there will be a sixth season. Like Seinfeld, Larry David should learn when to quite while he’s ahead.

Living Dolls

I saw this a while ago, and have been looking for this for ages, and thank god for youtube. Living Dolls is a documentary about the child pageant circuit, focusing on one child, Swan Boomer. This thing is like a train wreck, and probably the creepiest thing ever. But, like a train wreck, you totally can’t stop watching. I am surprised Swan’s parents were not arrested for child abuse. Swan’s forced pageant smile is the saddest thing I’ve ever seen. Then their is her rival Leslie something, coached by a pageant manager or something. Sick. Sick and fascinating. Here are all 9 parts.

Update: here is Michael Butler’s website. Creeeeepy! Can I get arrested for looking at it?

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