Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Moaning like children . . .

Song in my head:
"Boy Destroyers" by Hey Mercedes

MTV reports of a couple in Maryland who are suing Wal-Mart for selling an Evanescence live record because there was no warning about the expletives contained in it. I guess now is the best time for me to file a lawsuit against the makers of Back to the Future and the anonymous person who wrote the "F" word on the tunnel I played on as a kid for teaching me curse words.

Rolling Stone reports on the most recent inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Congrats to U2, the Pretenders, the O'Jays, Percy Sledge and Seymour Stein, among others. Now I think it's a good time for Island to reissue U2's back catalog with digital remastering.

DVD File has an incredibly thorough review of the Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King: Extended Edition. My mouth is a river.

Pitchfork has a review of the recent reissue of the Cure's first album, Three Imaginary Boys. Reminds of somebody who just recently got it and he's quoted in the new Time magazine. Read below:

Dec. 20 issue, under the "Sleep is for Sissies" article, page 59.
"Jason Hensel, 32, a Dallas magazine editor and musician, admits to occasionally daydreaming at work but otherwise has few complaints about a routine that others would find grueling. After putting in nine hours at his day job, Hensel rehearses with his band until 10 p.m. or so and then either heads out for nightclubs or settles in for a late night of DVD viewing. For Hensel, four hours or less of sleep is not only adequate--it's optimal. "When most people say, 'I feel groggy because I didn't get enough sleep last night,'" says Hensel, ""I would say 'I feel groggy because I got too much sleep.'" Like many of those who choose to walk by night and to go on walking the following day, Hensel is dogged by the sense that life is short and that too much shut-eye just makes it shorter. ""During work," he says, "sometimes I feel that there's so much out there I could be doing.""

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