Tuesday, September 7th, 2004
The newly-engaged Geekent (congratulations Graig and Emma-Jane, by the way) was gracious enough to lend me a stack of DVDs a few weeks ago which I’ve been slowly making my way through. Besides the first season of Sledge Hammer!, I got a sampling of the The Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim stuff. I’ve only watched a couple episodes of Space Ghost: Coast To Coast, but enough to know that I’m going to have to get my head into a particular space to properly appreciate the fairly gonzo humour, and I haven’t even started Aqua Teen Hunger Force. I have, however, powered through the first season of Sealab 2021, however, and that is some of the funniest stuff I’ve seen in a dog’s age – I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud so much. A ‘remix’ cartoon, it takes original footage from the 1972 cartoon series Sealab 2020 and hacks it up to give it new stories, dialogue, etc. I realize I’m way behind the curve on this one (and all these shows) but I don’t think we get them up here in the hinterlands of Canada. Cut me some slack.
Also addictive is the theme song by New York band Calamine. You’d think that hearing it thirty-odd times over the course of the DVD set, I’d be tired of it, but I’m not. You can download it from their website.
Rilo Kiley’s very slick new website is finally up and to make up for the delay, they’re offering the very cute video for the first single from More Adventurous, “It’s A Hit”. They will also be on Conan O’Brien October 6 and in Toronto at the Horseshoe on October 3. Tip from LHB.
Sam Phillips is at the Lula Lounge October 17. Is this old news or new news? I think I heard someone mention it a while back, but am pretty sure this is the first I’ve seen of it. Anyway.
That seems to be it for today. Post-Labour Day doldrums, I guess. And FYI, updates will probably be showing up an hour later than usual for the next few months – work has gone off Summer hours so my morning routine has made to make room for an extra hour’s sleep. And while the extra hour of sleep is good – no, GREAT – I’d forgotten how much more traffic there is on the streets at 9AM versus 8AM. Though the fact that much of that traffic is made up of pretty girls, especially when I’m cutting through the university, helps somewhat.
np – Rilo Kiley / More Adventurous