As we get older, passions and priorities change. In my younger years, I loved rockin and rollin all night long with my band, surving the days on very little sleep and usually a kick ass hangover. I was fine with it then. As the years went by, the lifestyle began to wear on me, and I discovered other things I liked doing more than staying out til all hours of the morning after playing a sweaty set at the local dive. These included a steady relationship, becoming more career-minded, traveling, and really just quieting down. It has now been 4 years since I took the stage. In fact, I have footage from the last set I did with my band, Stab! Heart! Kiss! Kill!.
It was at the Jason’s Deli off Maryland Parkway and Flamingo in Las Vegas that I first had the opportunity to meet filmmaker and all around excellent person, Will Roegge.
The Breakup Season is here, or at least that’s what I’ve come to call the Spring time. And for whatever reason (I think it’s rather obvious), Mike Skinner is able to capture the essence of the simplicity and heartbreak that the lot of us go through post-relationship. For the bouncers-back, the broken-hearted, and the let-go-slowlies…
It could be the fact that it’s a balmy 8 degrees today in Denver or that I miss the west coast and have a strong desire to get my beach body back together for 2010, but today just felt like the right day to live vicariously through the Japanese Motors. Let’s be dudes, yeah? BEACH PARTY! Where’s Seth and Summer? And why does Ryan want to fight everyone? I was invited, amigo.
Sequels, much like follow-up albums, walk a very fine line of having the ability to enhance the original installment, or completely ruin the franchise all together. For instance, 28 Days later was great. The sequel, 28 Weeks Later? Eh, not so good. I always think about The Postal Service and them not releasing a second record, save for a few remixes, b-sides, etc. That one album they did was perfect cover to cover. Releasing another attempt could have ruined the band’s reputation. I was afraid of this happening, too, to Vampire Weekend. However, upon hearing their new single, I have put those fears to rest. I can’t say the same for Boondock Saints, however.
I’ve seen the trailer (below) for the what-I-thought-was-a-joke titled, All Saint’s Day, and I’ve gotta say, I have been more stoked for other movies but am willing to give this a chance. At least they got the original brothers, right? Plus, the film reminds me of my own brother, and being the nostalgic type I am, seeing it with him would be in my best interest.
“I like the BBC version of the Office better….” Oh yeah? Shut up. That’s the equivalent of, “I like their older stuff…” Snob. I will admit that the BBC Office didn’t lose it humor as the US version has as of late. But it’s also due in large part to the fact that the UK series only aired for two seasons. And in many ways, I wish the same had happened to the US version. But I swear, if I hear one more person use that cliche of liking the original better, I’m going to smash them across the grill with my copy of The Office Season 5.
Alright, that’s a bit harsh. I don’t condone violence of any type (save for pinata smashing and breaking bottles against trees), but I do condone watching TV on DVD for hours on end. When I got Season 1 of It’s Always Sunny, my little brother and I watched, maybe, 6 hours of it in a row. The sun and outdoors seemed so foreign after spending so much time in Dennis, Charlie, Mac, and Sweet D’s seedy bar. I foresee the same situation happening next week.
I admit I was a late-comer when it came to 30 Rock. But, as I have made evident, I like TV on DVD way more than I like TV. I like being able to watch episode after episode, especially when it’s a show I need to catch up on. It all really started with Lost, I suppose, and randomly getting the first two seasons for Christmas one year from an ex-gf’s sister. I hate waiting a week between episodes. Lost completely spoiled me for that.
It’s going to be a busy next few weeks with these new releases coming out. I really don’t want to buy The Office, but is it worth it to keep the collection going? What do you think?
– Will (@MomentumFailure)