Thursday, January 13, 2005

Dawn of the Shaun

Song in my head:
"Operator" by Jim Croce

Two mornings of Jim Croce songs in my head. Nice start way to start the morning.

"Remember my name/Fame/I'm gonna live forever . . . "

I watched Shaun of the Dead yesterday. I give it high regards. Very funny, very touching and very cool with all the George Romero, Sam Raimi, John Carpenter movie references. It really does live up to its tagline of "A romantic comedy. With zombies."

Jeff Guin at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram wrote this great article predicting things to come in the next two Harry Potter books. I know, I know: it's all speculation. But speculation is part of the fun about reading Jo Rowling's work.

One of the longest-running alternative rock stations in America flipped formats yesterday: WHFS is now a Tejano station. No worries about people forgetting its power as a rock station. Since it was an important FM station (especially in the 1980s and 1990s) and had ties in with the Washington DC music community, WHFS is brought up in a couple chapters in my book. Bill Barbot of Jawbox and Dave Marsh (who, along with programming and production duties, had a Sunday night show on the station in the 1990s) chimed in with some great quotes a few months ago.

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