Monday, October 23, 2006

Things I Like

For no good reason:

Here are some things I have encountered recently that I enjoyed.

(The guys who do the Google ads that I never actually make money from at the top of this page will love this. At least they will be putting ads up for stuff people might buy instead of the "Acting Lessons" ad that was up there after I wrote the post about Cape Cod or the rare Buffalo coin ad that is there now.)

In no particular order…

The Road – by Cormac McCarthy – Recently published novel by the author of Blood Meridian. Possibly a masterpiece.

The Wire – Season 1 – The Netflix envelopes can’t arrive fast enough. Good writing, interesting characters and a different locale (downtown Baltimore) put the first season of The Wire up there with the best television has to offer.

The Rosebuds – Birds Make Good Neighbors – The second album from this Brooklyn (?) New York duo has played non-stop in the Toad’s Accord since he returned to Delaware earlier in the week. I hesitate to call it a rock/folk mix because that makes it sound boring, but I don’t know another way to describe it. Solid 11 cuts. All listenable. Highly recommend.

Desperate Networks – Bill Carter – This industry expose by the famed New York Times columnist will make you interested in network television again, if not exactly entertained by it. The early numbers on the season premiere of How I Met Your Mother have never meant so much to me.

TV on the Radio – Return to Cookie Mountain – I’m sure this album is really weird. It might also be really great.

South Park – Season 10 – Make Love, Not Warcraft – Up there with the best South Park episodes of all time.


At 7:48 AM, Blogger SMangat said...

Season One of The Wire is unreal. I watched the whole thing over two nites in college when all the roommates were gone. During the day I would play FFVII and nites were The Wire.
South Park is officially better than the Simpsons. Every season is poignant and funny. The movie is one of the best.

At 7:52 AM, Blogger SMangat said...

Anyone seen Borat, The Departed or Jackass #2?


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