Sunday, June 11, 2006

The Shadow of the Wicker Man is Rising Up Again!

Saturday,

Late one this evening, terribly sorry.

Saw Cars, it was quite good. I never should have doubted Pixar's ability to entertain. There was a great little short in front of the flick proper called "One Man Band", which was also fantastic. Abby loved every minute - i don't think i've ever seen her more excited!

Picked up the Criterion version of Dazed and Confused, hoping to get through that bad boy very soon and add it to my review queue (Behind Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Running Scared). Also grabbed the new Live album (yeah they're still around, and still pretty damn good!)

Everyone's favorite washed up rockers, Metallica, are currently taking a little break from the studio to do some live gigs, and one of their new songs was played at a show in Berlin this past week - it's a live version, but the sound quality is pretty bitchin', though James's voice is shot. There's some definite "kick ass" potential here - once they take a year or so in the studio to polish a little and play around with pro-tools. It does give the same vibe as St. Anger, but without the tin-can drum sound, and with some actual guitar solos - overall it gives me the faintest glimmer of hope that this will actually be a satisfying album if it ever sees the light of day. Rick Rubin's presence fills me with confidence. Listen to it HERE.

Finished The DaVinci Code late in the week, the last few chapters were actually halfway decent, not quite good enough to redeem the rest of the book mind, but still not horrible. I'll never read another Dan Brown book again, i can tell you that much. In other literary news, checked out one of the city's bigger libraries (at the Arts and Culture Centre) today, and man, did it ever SUCK. The reference section wasn't too shabby, nothing remarkable, but passable, but man the fiction selection was fucking terrible. I have to get into MUN's library, i hear all kinds of wacky stories about that place. Help me out will ya Jondre? ;) They better have a decent Lovecraft selection.

I now have Windows Vista, and will be installing that sucker, probably on Monday - wish me luck!


The rundown:

Watching: Running Scared / Patton / Underworld: Evolution / Dazed and Confused

Listening to: Live - Songs from Black Mountain/Starsailor - On The Outside/Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam / Sam Roberts - Chemical City/Wolfmother

Reading: The DaVinci Code by Dan "Asshat" Brown

Playing: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (xbox360)/Call of Duty 2 (xbox360)

Eating: Had Pizza earlier

Wishing: I had a plasma! A big one!

Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packin' right here, alright. We got 4:11 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper, Edelbrock intake, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower. We're talkin' some fuckin' muscle.

Cheers,
Steve
"Where there's smoke... There's some cuervo gold and a cuban."

4 comments:

Mitch said...

All right, all right, all right. Evenin' ladies.

You actually finished The Da Vinci Code? Damn, bud, you're a glutton for punishment. That's like me and Gantz. ;)

I take it that Wolfmother CD is pretty good? I might pick it up this week. The singer/guitarist looks like the bastard son of Marc Bolan.

Unless he bricks on me again, me and Chunk are gonna hits Cars tomorrow.

Hey, you wanna see some of the stuff Hoss shot with Sonny Landham?

SteveTP said...

You should ditch the two geeks and get in the car with us, but we'll talk about that later.

Went through the 50 minute making of docu on D&C today - man, awesomeness.

Wolfmother are like the bastard offspring of a three way between Black Sabbath, Floyd and Ac/DC - with a little of the early 90's stoner/desert rock scene mixed in - sheer concentrated awesome in musical form ;)

Dude - i'm ALWAYS down for some Sonny Landham ;)

Mitch said...

Looks I'll be down with Wolfmother. You describe it that way, how could I possibly pass it up? ;)

I'll drop you an email later this evening regarding the Sonny stuff.

Check ya later!

SteveTP said...

Couldn't get the damn thing to play! Curse you creative labs and your shitty drivers!