Thursday, March 4th, 2004
Greeting Card Aisle
Just in time for the release of All Of Our Names, Sarah Harmer’s website has undergone a shiny makeover, and it’s about time. As a housewarming gift, they’ve brought the video for the first single, “Almost” in RealMedia format (go to Rounder’s minisite for a Windows Media version). And in other Sarah news, Chart talks to Sarah about her new record and the lineup in her touring band. Tickets for her April 26th and 27th shows at the Winter Garden Theatre go on sale March 26 12. The album may be going on sale either this coming Tuesday or the 23rd, depending on who you ask. I *think* it’s the 9th in Canada, 23rd elsewhere, but I’m not certain. I’ll tell you for sure Tuesday when I go to the store and either leave happy or not happy.
20 underappreciated Canadian albums of the last 10 years. I can’t argue with most of these selections, playing as it does like a best-of list from campus radio over the past decade, but get the Gandharvas OUT of there. Sheesh. From The GPC.
Wonder of wonders – The Family Guy is coming back to television. After being cancelled for over two years, it’s being resurrected. Surely this is unprecedented?
I’m not normally one to indulge in nostalgia, but picking up the Formerly Known As The Justice League trade last night certainly does take me back. You could make a strong argument that a comic book institution like the Justice League deserved far better than the jokey Justice League International franchise in the early 90s, but come on – the team of Giffen/DeMatties/Maguire/Rubenstein came up with some truly funny shit, and Formerly does a good job of recapturing a lot of that spirit. Bwah-ha-ha indeed.
Gary Oldman has been cast as Officer Jim Gordon in Batman Begins. Until now, creepy was not an adjective I’d ever expected to have to use to describe the future Commissioner Gordon. Is it right that he’ll be more intense than Batman?
Best. Headline. Ever. Update: Alas, someone’s taken the article down. But basically, the Chicago Sun-Times ran a story on Rosie O’Donnell’s gay wedding with the headline “Rosie Weds Longtime Girlfriend, Slams Bush”. There’s a screencap of the article here.
I just heard Calexico in an Adidas commercial. I spent most of it looking around, trying to figure out how I left the stereo on.
np – Beulah / Yoko