Saturday, January 4th, 2003
Disappointment – spent the past two days downloading the Spider-Man movie off Kazaa, and it turns out that it’s not only of mediocre picture quality, but the pan-and-scan version! Heresy! Just goes to show, this downloading thing is more trouble than it’s worth.
On the positive super-hero movie front, I finally saw Unbreakable tonight. I thought it was terrific, a very unique and creative take on the notion of super-heroes. I am a big fan of M. Night Shyamalan and his twist endings, and I didn’t see this one coming. Bravo.
After just a couple listens, I have to say the Ken Stringfellow disc is pretty special. Very pretty, like an Elliott Smith record, but without so much of the sad and wounded quality of Smith’s work. It’s still melancholy, but more upbeat and less Beatle-esque. Worth a listen, there’s a reason this guy is a (touring) member of both Big Star and R.E.M.
np – Swerverdriver / Mezcal Head