Wednesday, August 20th, 2003
The Life Of David Gale posits some interesting moral and philosophical points, but buries them in massive plot holes underneath some horrid melodrama. Kevin Spacey and Laura Linney do their best with their parts, only occasionally slipping into overacting, but Kate Winslet is pretty awful. And her character’s name is Bitsy. What the hell is that?
Such a time choosing what to get at Soundscapes yesterday afternoon. The new Superchunk compilation got the nod. Cup Of Sand trots out two discs of b-sides, demos and live material from Foolish through Here’s To Shutting Up, picking up right where Incidental Music left off. There’s nothing really essential here but I love it when bands see fit to make their non-album tracks available, trainspotting completist that I am. More ‘Chunk is always a good thing – I’m quite happy with the choice. I figure the new Sloan will be easy to find second-hand within a week or two.
It’s going to get hotter before it gets cooler. We’ve been flirting with rolling blackouts the last two days. For God’s sake, get those nuclear reactors online!!! It’s just stifling at work. Stifling, I say.
np – Superchunk / Cup Of Sand