Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007
Just brought to my attention via this Comic Book Resources piece about titles they’re looking forward to in 2007 is Phonogram, a new six-issue limited series on Image that’s set in modern-day London but is based in the Britpop days of the mid-90s, thankfully not in a wholly nostalgic light though the album cover homages have been nice. I’ve only lightly cruised the first few issues but it looks pretty good, sort of a cross between Hellblazer, Transmetropolitan and Books Of Magic but with an Echobelly soundtrack. Could be promising.
Newsarama has the whole of the first issue available to read online and the first story arc, Rue Britannia, is supposed to be out in trade paperback in March though that presumes that the individual issues will have already come out by then, never a sure thing. But check it out. It actually made me sort of wish I still had my Sleeper CDs.
Coincidentally, I’ve been thinking that I might be looking to make my listening habits a little more Anglophilic this year… not exactly sure what that means, but I may be ready to stop knee-jerkedly disliking anything that comes with a whiff of NME buzz (full backstory here). Here’s hoping that there’s actually something interesting and worthwhile to discover. Suggestions? Anything that can be best described with the words “snotty” or “Doherty” need not apply. And while it’s not necessarily forward looking on my part, I can say that the Jarvis Cocker record is really good. Like REALLY good.
Thanks to Bradley’s Almanac for sharing some audio from the Touch’n’Go 25th Anniversary party back in September, not only because the three-day fest featured some great bands but because his coverage day two coverage includes a couple tracks from The New Year’s set, and I also opened 2006 with a post about the band. Also check out Brad’s coverage of days one and three
So how’s everyone? Have a good holiday? Good, good. I had some family time, some friend time and spent a lot of the remainder in front of the TV. Watched all of Deadwood (great show, disappointed with the end of season three, I want those damned movies!), watched season five of Six Feet Under (a show I never really loved but got sort of hooked on anyway) and all of Twitch City, which I enjoyed even more the second time around and which I’ll write up properly in the near future.
And if you’re feeling so inclined, you can nominated me for a 2007 Bloggie Award because the only thing better than being a four-time loser is a five- or six-time loser. The “Best Music” and “Best Canadian” categories would be most logical but if you think I qualify for best food weblog as well, I’m certainly not one to argue.