I’ve been tagged by rebelarian and rhiannonward to do this, so here we are: 10 songs at random from my computer. Last time I did this, my browser crashed just as I was typing out the name for an eleven-second Olivia Tremor Control track. Let’s see if there’s anything that fun this time around:
1. Immaculate Machine, “C’mon Sea Legs”
2. Queens of the Stone Age, “Monsters in the Parasol”
3. PS I Love You “Get Over (Daytrotter Session)”
4. Loudon Wainwright III, “Bell Bottom Pants”
5. Water Liars, “Fake Heat”
6. Bruce Springsteen, “The River”
7. Elliott Smith, “Miss Misery”
8. Dr. Dre, “Deez Nuuuts”
9. Robert Pollard, “The Blondes”
10. The Flaming Lips, “The W.A.N.D.”
Odds are always good when going through my songs on shuffle you’ll hit a Bob Pollard song sooner rather than later.
Elsewhere, what space there is fills with laughable nonsense: kohl-eyed spectres, a topless choral group, perfectly preserved Knights Templar, a burning Renault Clio. What next, we wonder: sometime World Snooker Championship finalist Doug Mountjoy? The band Pilot, performing their hit “January”?
Mike McCahill. “As Above, So Below, review”. The Telegraph.
An update from the other weekend on the Cineplex Odeon Southland’s continuing temperature problems.
A pal has been talking up how great his current read of Brideshead has been, so I’ve decided to jump back into some Waugh for a bit.
Starcrash (Luigi Cozzi, 1979)
Showing at the RPL Film Theatre for Talkies on October 21.
I’ve curated my feed perfectly.
In case you were wondering where all the best Canadian people were October 2013.
Romany said that while filming here, he managed to sneak past security to venture off the beaten path in Las Vegas to enjoy Thai food and work out in neighborhood gyms. He admits that once he was so far out of town, he spent two hours figuring out how to get back to his hotel.
"Steve Harvey ponders red carpet premiere in Las Vegas for Think Like a Man, Too”. The Las Vegas Sun.
On U.S. Cellular’s Ice Cream Nightmares
I haven’t experienced the full-sized plastic baseball helmet of ice cream SB Nation documents, but I did see something similar in the stands for my first game at U.S. Cellular Park. The group of people sitting in front and behind us got the version where, instead of bananas and cherries, there was an elephant ear at the bottom of the pile of ice cream scoops.
Note how quickly Marc Normandin’s helmet becomes virtually inedible. Now, imagine a group of eight people or so disinterestedly passing something similar between them, two of them young children who didn’t really seem to want ice cream to begin with.
The big difference is how they dealt with their soupy mess. While the video of Normandin dumping melted ice cream down the toilet is undeniably gross, it’s still better than what the group around me did: just dump it out underneath their seat, the soggy elephant ear completely untouched.