Tuesday, January 14th, 2003
Finally got to sit down and watch Monsters, Inc. tonight. What a tremendously fun movie. I didn’t quite find it laugh-out-loud funny, but it did keep a smile on my face pretty much the whole time. Everyone else in the universe has already seen this, so I won’t spend any more time talking about it, except to say that the bonus materials on the DVD are worth the time it takes to sift through them all.
Got my copy of For Against’s Shelf Life in the mail today… I had bought this pretty much sound unheard based on the glowing recommendation Jack Rabid gave for their newest one, Coalesced, in the latest issue of The Big Takeover. And after a couple listens, I can’t say Lincoln, Nebraska’s only indie rock band has made much of an impression on me. It sounds a lot like Kitchens Of Distinction. Like A LOT. I like KOD alright, though they never grabbed me the way that some of their stylistic cousins like the Chameleons or House Of Love did. I will give Shelf Life some time to grow on me, concentrate more on the songs themselves, but I admit I was disappointed by the fact that this album didn’t take me anywhere new, sonically. I’ve heard this before. Considering how difficult it is to find their stuff locally, I’ve taken Coalesced off my “to get” list for now.
np – Wheat / Hope & Adams