Tuesday, August 12th, 2003
Race For The Prize
I feel some shame for not having seen That Thing You Do! before now. Naturally, I’m predisposed to enjoy a simple tale of a small-town pop band hitting the big time in the mid-60s, but I think it would be a solid if lightweight film, even without my bias. Tom Everett Scott is a dead ringer for a young Tom Hanks, it’s almost scary, and it says something that even after 1:45, I didn’t get tired of hearing the Adam Schlesinger-penned title song. The nameless bass player (officially dubbed “T.B. Player”) was a nice touch.
The Shortlist Of Music has released it’s list of nominees for 2003. With 86 nominees in the ‘long list’, it’s hardly an exclusive list – the 10 finalists will be named first week of September. My personal top 10 from that list would be Interpol, Kathleen Edwards, The Postal Service, Steve Earle, Spoon, Sigur Ros, Rilo Kiley and Radiohead. However, I am not a judge so no one cares what I think.
Speaking of Radiohead, my seats for the show on Saturday are 100 level, 3rd row. In other words, BETTER THAN YOURS. Ha. That was petty, I know.
Some more Ryan Adams info? The new album, RocknRoll Reverse is out Nov 4th, two Love is Hell EPs out in November and December at a list price of $5 a piece, and the box set of 3 records out next year. There will be a free EP with the purchase of the new album, limited to 20,000 copies. Tours of the US and Europe from October through December.
The Dubya action figure. God, where does one begin with this? Now with swivel-arm economy-destroying grip? Push a button on his back and hear him utter one of twelve crimes against the English language? Special getaway car for dodging service in the National Guard sold separately? From Largehearted Boy.
np – Teenage Fanclub / Thirteen