Saturday, September 29, 2007

Ship comes in

So a whole slew of new music I've been waiting on has finally landed, and allows some playlist planning. To wit:

10/1: Beirut, The Fiery Furnaces, The Sadies
10/8: The Most Serene Republic, The Acorn, Electric Six
10/15: Stars, The New Pornographers, Kevin Drew
10/22: Plasticines, Lucky Soul, The Pipettes
10/29: Sea Wolf, Iron & Wine

As always, subject to change depending on what else happens to show up, come to town (or Toronto) etc. etc. Some good tunes up ahead though, and some other surprises as well.

New shows: I'm almost overwhelmed with the new TV season trying to sift thru and see what's a keeper and what we can give a pass to. Dirty Sexy Money is off to a romising start, all the Thursday night shows on NBC remain keepers (Heroes seems to be a little shaky but still worth sticking with). Reaper had a great pilot but I'm wondering how it will do week after week. Still haven't watched Chuck yet, though my stepson gives it a full seal of approval. Gossip Girl is easily the guiltiest pleasure of the season (much to my wife's chagrin). And I still have to finish watching several episodes of Mad Men, The Riches, and Tell Me You Love Me. New Dexter starts Sunday (yay!). Sigh, the trials of TV addiction....

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bits and Bobs

---a little late but R.I.P. Joe Zawinul. A small tribute will be on Monday night's show.

--speaking of the show, here's next week's tentative playlist, though I'm waiting on some goodies that may alter a bit:
9/24: Vic Chestnut, Chad VanGaalen, Sea Wolf

--I finally broke down and made myself a LibraryThing account, though if I tried to enter all the books I do own, it would require two lifetime memberships on my part. So instead I stuck to books I actually finished in the last four years, which leaves out a lot of anthologies I only dipped into, many of the small press magazines I treasure like LCRW and Electric Velocipede and Flytrap, scores of comics, short stories, etc. Still, it is gratifying to see some sort of organization to what I've been working on, and it's stimulating me to get off my ass and start some major-scale reading.

--and speaking of procrastination (or at least implying it) I loved Nancy Giles' piece on this morning's Sunday Morning.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

playlists, subject to change

9/10: The Mendoza Line, Oakley Hall, The Weakerthans
9/17: Maps, Tunng, Animal Collective

Hope to be back later in the week with some more substantial goodies. Said it before, say it again; how do the daily bloggers keep it up anyway?