Saturday, August 9th, 2003
One Plus One Minus One Equals One
There’s been a copy of The Count Of Monte Cristo sitting in the apartment for a few months now, I don’t know where it came from. Kinda like the movie itself – I don’t remember taking note of it at all when it came out last year. There’s no real star power in it, the biggest name being an extra foppish Guy Pearce as the villain on the piece, but it’s actually alright. Very standard boy’s own Saturday afternoon adventure flick, but pretty well done and entertaining. Good enough to get me through an otherwise dull Saturday night, anyway.
I found a used copy of an album I’d been digging for for a while – Newness Ends, by The New Year, which is essentially the dearly departed Bedhead with a little bounce in their step. It’s so good, and you have to love a band fronted by a guy named Bubba Kadane. You just have to.
I’ve finally stared reading A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius, which had been sitting on my nightstand for about a month now. It took me a good long while to get through the stack of magazines and comics piled on top of it, but I’m down to it now. I’ve just started, and while the forward was almost unbearably smug and self-congratulatory, the book itself isn’t so bad. In related news, author Dave Eggers lists his favorite music of the moment. He gives Beulah props, so he’s okay with me.
np – The New Year / Newness Ends