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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Between chores and more job searching (another interview hopefully this week!), I've been passing the time with:

American IV: The Man Comes Around definitely sounds like the album of a man who knew there weren't going to be many more albums. It's haunting. I literally can't listen to the whole thing in one sitting because of the all the pathos.

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I've been dividing my time between Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies and Jonathan Lethem's The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye. There was a line in Lethem's story "Light and the Sufferer" that bothered me. I won't quote it analyze it, so as not to start any unnecessary roughness on my blog. Suffice it to say that there's every chance that I'm biased because of my continual exposure to the blog of Steve Barnes.

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Flash - ah - Saviour of the universe
Flash - ah - He'll save ev'ry one of us
Flash - ah - He's a miracle
Flash - ah - King of the impossible

Come on, now. If you want a personal theme song, and you're upset that most everyone else has co-opted the "Theme from Shaft" and "Princes of the Universe," you can't get much better than this.

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I'm sure most of you have read the reports, so I won't bother linking it. Stallone's mustered up the balls decided to finally go ahead with Rocky VI (followed, apparently by Rambo IV). I hope George Lucas is on board, because SFX are the only way you're going to convince me a 59-year old man is going to put on a show in any kind of boxing ring. Datu_B and I were talking about this yesterday: Wasn't the character of Rocky Balboa washed up in Rocky V? As far as story continuity, I better see people in skinny ties and rolled-up suit sleeves. I'm sort of glad Talia Shire isn't in this one. Maybe she learned her lesson from Godfather III. Hey, I liked that movie, but that didn't change the fact that it couldn't go more than three minutes without a reference to the first two films.

All right, that's enough for now.
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B said...

J.C.'s last album definitly borders on EVP in how much omph it has. I'ts one of my favorite road albums. I lent it to DATU_S (see: left it in his car) after an especially long road trip and he played it almost non-stop for a week before burning and returning it.

"My name is Sam Hall, Damn your eyes!!!"

B said...

BTW Job searching blows hope into the empty sails of depresion...or just blows goats, whatever.

Ms. Bizarro said...

Or...job searching blows.

Bizarro is King of the Impossible!!

B said...

"Bizarro is King of the Impossible!!" Then I shall be his trusty ape, Chetah.