News of the TPE World 10.14.2004

Album listened to this morning:
My Morning Jacket It Still Moves

Breezy and windy with a temperature of 52 degrees. Double-light jacket wearing weather for me.

Kevin Smith is talking about a possible Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back follow-up to

"He's hard at work on a Clerks sequel, and now Kevin Smith is thinking about a Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back follow-up. 'So many people ask about it — I'm just like, 'Where were all you mother----ers when they were in their own movie in theaters? I could have used your help!' Smith said. 'That makes me think every once in a while, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back did really well on DVD. I'm like, 'Wow, if we made a Jay and Bob movie now, we might clean up.' But I don't know, that's not a reason to make a movie.' A sequel would be a few years off, regardless, as Smith is committed to The Green Hornet after The Passion of the Clerks."

I support whatever Kevin does, but talking about a follow-up to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back will probably end up in his ever-growing "Talked About in the Public But Never Got it Off the Ground or Completed It" file (including the Mallrats 2: Die Hard in a Mall comic, Clerks cartoon movie, Clerks 2: Hardly Clerkin' and reviving the the Brave and the Bold series, among other things). Good to know he's keeping busy though.

"Wandering" by Ben Folds was featured Kevin's most recent flick, Jersey Girl and it is featured on Ben's Speed Graphic EP. Speed Graphic was the first in a trio of solo EPs for Ben and while I also have the second EP, Sunny 16, I still haven't picked up the third one, Super D. Excuses, I know, but I'll pick it up soon.

While Ben Folds is helping out William Shatner right now and will eventually finish his new own solo record this year, his ex-Ben Folds Five mates, Darren Jessee and Robert Sledge, are in other bands. Darren is in Hotel Lights and Robert is in International Orange

My Morning Jacket has an EP of live tracks called Acoustic Citsuoca. It was recorded last Halloween at the Startime Pavilion. Should be worth picking up, but I must confess that other than It Still Moves, I tend to neglect their other releases like The Tennessee Fire and At Dawn. I've totally neglected (but I don't know why) their My Morning Jacket Does Xmas Fiasco Style EP. I gave my brother-in-law a copy of It Still Moves for Christmas and I think he dug it.