First order of business: Check this out. The audio won’t be available until the official release date of September 7th, but I thought one or two people might be interested in seeing the tracklist in advance. It was a phenomenal turnout and I want to thank everyone who contributed a track for making it a successful return to the wide world of random experimental music compilations. This has certainly given me the motivation to roll out another project, and I have just the thing in mind. I need only confer with an interested party before announcing the project, so stay tuned for more news on that.
Second order of business: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was a truly unique movie experience. At first I felt a little uncomfortably “too old” for the movie, but that passed pretty quickly as the story got underway. It was bombastic, nerdy, quirky and amusing; and the action scenes were surprisingly… for lack of a better word, astounding. I wasn’t expecting the action to be so intense.
Third order of business: The Expendables was horrible. My initial reaction was that it was the worst movie I’ve ever seen. I later amended that to “it’s the worst movie I’ve paid to see since I got suckered into seeing Dumb & Dumber on opening weekend”. Granted, nobody walked into that theater expecting great cinema, but Jesus this stuff was terrible. It was downright boring. Twice I almost walked out of the movie, but I remembered that it was 97 outside, so I started to convince myself that I’d paid $9.00 for two hours in the AC and the movie was secondary entertainment. The plot was a mess. The dialog was atrocious. All of these guys look like total shit (seriously, Mickey Rourke looks good compared to Stallone, Lundgren and Schwarzenegger), and the tacked on subplots that were supposed to flesh out the characters were amateurish and hackneyed. Terrible on such a level that I weep for all these guys.
(The one redeeming scene is
owned pwned by Terry Crews. You’ll know it when you see it.)
Fourth order of business: Will have to wait. It’s time for the new episode of Warehouse 13. Huzzah!
Until next time, skanks, etc. etc.