Sunday, April 20, 2014

SeriesCount 2014 - Shameless - Season 4

The 4th season of Shamelesss wrapped up 2 weeks ago. I have watched every episode on every Sunday, so you think I would have noticed the season finale. It seemed like a season finale at the time, but it just didn't dawn on me until now. I must be getting old. As for the show, another great season, utterly depressing, and if other major cable series can get away with killing off their central characters, I would be OK with them killing off Frank Gallagher.

SeriesCount 2014: 21

SeriesCount 2014 - Workaholics - Season 4

Another funny, nasty season of Workaholics. I always seem to record a bunch of episodes and then watching them in bunches.

SeriesCount 2014: 20

#75 - MovieCount 2014 - White Squall

If it wasn't for this movie, The Dude would probably be wearing regular old sandals in The Big Lebowski instead of his jellies.

#74 - MovieCount 2014 - Primal Fear

Edward Norton gets an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor right out of the gate in his amazing big screen debut.  Unfortunately he lost to a yelling Cuba Gooding Jr. in Jerry Maguire. Even worse, William H. Macy's role of Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo lost to Cuba Gooding Jr... 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

#73 - MovieCount 2014 - Oldboy (2013)

Took me long enough to get around to seeing this one, but everybody was right, it was a shitty unnecessary remake. Why didn't they even have the octopus scene?

#72 - MovieCount 2014 - Ride Along

Not a too bad of a buddy cop comedy, it was funny, but it was also super predictable. Hard to come up with an original formula for buddy cop movies after so many years. Just think, 48 hours came out over 31 years ago.

Friday, April 18, 2014

#71 - MovieCount 2014 - The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

Adaptation of the Frank Miller comic, with RoboCop doing the voice of Batman.

SeriesCount 2014 - Community - Season 5

Another one of my favorite shows wrapped up season 5. Back to form after 'the gas-leak year" and on track for hopefully one more season and a movie. The show is so intricate, so meta, and such a specific brand of humor, I'm afraid it really hurts it.  But for the people who get it all, it's perfect.

SeriesCount 2014: 19

ShowCount 2014: Kip Winger

Kip Winger

The State Room
Quincy
4/17

Great solo acoustic show from Winger's frontman (new album out this Tuesday 4.22) in a great local venue, The State Room. So happy one of my favorite rockers actually came to my hometown. Still on pace for seeing a record low number of shows this year.  This is only concert #2 of 2014. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

#69 - MovieCount 2014 - A Good Day to Die Hard

I put off watching this movie off for a really long time, but it was worth it for the shitty dialogue. How many times can John McClain whine "I'm on vacation..."? Painful movie for a huge fan of the franchise. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

#68 - MovieCount 2014 - No Country for Old Men

I think it was a brilliant move to kill off the film's main protagonist off-screen.

SeriesCount 2014 - Rick and Morty - Season 1

One of my favorite new shows of the season, top 2 or 3. Favorite animated show by a mile. Funny and original comedy sci-fi, with just the right amount of dark and twisted.

SeriesCount 2014: 18

Sunday, April 13, 2014

SeriesCount 2014 - Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule - Season 3

I completely forgot that seasons of Check It Out are only 6 episodes long. That explains why I didn't see a new episode last week. 6 episodes... That's depressing.

SeriesCount 2014: 17

SeriesCount 2014 - Girls - Season 3

Don't know why I didn't make note of this after the season finale, but I did watch the 3rd season of Girls on HBO.

SeriesCount 2014: 16

#67 - MovieCount 2014 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Currently reading "the trilogy in five parts" but I'm a huge fan of the movie.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

#66 - MovieCount 2014 - The Princess Bride

Meh.  This movie was OK.  Don't see what the big fuss is.

SeriesCount 2014 - The Neighbors - Season 2

I could go either way on this show.  It's funny at times, kinda dumb, but very self-aware.  If it comes back for a 3rd season, I might watch - but if it's cancelled, I won't be upset.

SeriesCount 2014: 15

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Albums!!!

Started to think about maybe possibly going with a reverse alphabet Z back to A countdown of albums, ...started with Zooropa, listened to Yield, was about to listen to X by INXS, then I decided not to post the albums here - just Twitter and Instagram.  

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Alphabetical Album April X to Z

Finishing up the run through the alphabet of albums in April...

 X if for xx

 Y is for Youthanasia

 Z is for Z

Monday, April 07, 2014

Alphabetical Album April T to W

Proceeding on through the alphabet of albums, managed to land on the letter W on the 10th anniversary of Local H's Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?...

 T is for Teeth Dreams

 U is for Utah

V is for Vulgar Display of Power

W is for Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?


 A through H - I through O - P through S

Saturday, April 05, 2014

#64 - MovieCount 2014 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier (3D)

Awesome.  Marvel really ramps it up with each movie.

Touch Me I'm Dick

"Well, I think "Touch Me, I'm Dick," in essence, speaks for itself, you know. I think that, you know, that's basically what the song is, um... about... is about, you know... I-I think a lot of people might think it's actually about, you know,"My name is Dick, and, you know, you can touch me," but, I think, you know, it can be seen either way." - Cliff Poncier, Citizen Dick

Cameron Crowe's 1992 classic "Singles" features the band Citizen Dick. Comprised of lead singer Cliff Poncier (Matt Dillon) and three members of Pearl Jam; Stone, Jeff, and drummer Eddie Vedder ably backing him... The only song you hear from Citizen Dick is "Touch Me I'm Dick" ...which you can only catch a small bit of in the film. It's based on "Touch Me I'm Sick" by Seattle grunge pioneers Mudhoney.

Chris Cornell, also in Singles, along with Soundgarden, saw a list of Citizen Dick song titles, all completely made up, which would appear briefly in the film and decided to pen songs to match each title. One of those songs, "Seasons", appears on the film soundtrack. And "Spoonman" was later recorded by Soundgarden. You can hear an early version of "Spoonman" before the Citizen Dick scene on the coffee shop...


Fun fact: I originally posted this 5 years ago.