Friday, February 6th, 2004
Here’s one for framing – Toronto Maple Leafs tough guy Tie Domi gives Conan O’Brien a proper Torontonian welcome. O’Brien is in town shooting segments for his week of Late Night shows which will be broadcast from Hogtown later this month. And speaking of the Leafs… Nice game last night. Down 4-0 halfway through the second last night and coming back to win 5-4 in overtime? Ottawa will say they all came down with the flu… well, they certainly were gagging. Zing!
Some geek movie casting news – Sam Rockwell will play Zaphod Beeblebrox in the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy movie – I like this casting decision. Rockwell was great in Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, and I think he’ll do well as the two-headed President of the Galaxy. One pan-galactic gargle blaster, please. Also, Sigourney Weaver has reportedly been cast as the first Silk Spectre and Daniel Craig as Rorschach in Watchmen. Add this to the rumours of John Cusack as Nite Owl. More and more it looks like Watchmen is actually happening. Cue ambievalence… now.
NOW talks to John Stirratt about The Autumn Defense as well as his full-time job in Wilco. The Autumn Defense play the Horseshoe next Tuesday. It’s a free show, so I may stop by and check it out – their set starts at 10:15.
Elf Power’s new album, Walking With The Beggar Boys hits the streets April 6. According to the band, it’s “Musically it’s all over the place, ranging from sleazy, T Rex-ish rockers to psychedelic electronica to Southern rock romps (The title track features a duet with folk rock legend Vic Chesnutt !)”. Big-ass tour to follow.
np – The Shins / Oh, Inverted World