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Monday, March 26, 2007

Everyone needs a Sunday some days

Spending my Sunday night with KTCU's the Good Show rendered the following:

Being there on the same night as Glen Reynolds from Chomsky was the musical guest was totally unplanned. I was introduced to Chomsky at KTCU in '99 and proceeded to see the band play 40-50 times over the next few years.

The playing of Ted Leo's "La Costa Brava" after a Bill Maher rant was unintentional. But it could have been serendipity.

Seeing only a few old CDs in the Modern Rock rotation shelf was nice. There was a time a few years ago where half of the CDs were released well before '99.

Random on-air conversations about music are still a lot of fun.

Criticizing Chely Wright's "The Bumper of My SUV" as we heard it was even more fun.

Asking a doctor which TV shows set in a hospital are more like real life in a hospital, the immediate answer was Scrubs.

Recognizing a song from an episode of The Cosby Show but didn't know who performed it. It was the one and only John Coltrane's "In a Sentimental Mood." Realizing I already had it on a compilation CD made me feel bad that I never really listened to that CD much. This will change.

Gary Oldman's version of Sid Vicious's version of Frank Sinatra's "My Way" is pretty good. That said, I'm still not sure if I want to see Sid & Nancy.

3 comments:

Robert E. Litest said...

Sid and Nancy, in real life and the film, are total wastes of space. Gary Oldman is a fucking genious though.

Py Korry said...

Sid and Nancy is a tough slog. Basically it's 2 hours of humans who waste their lives through drugs and annoy the hell out of each other.

Random Kath said...

I saw the movie way back in 1989 - All I remember about the movie was a scene where Gary Oldman (Sid) and Chloe Webb (Nancy) and are stumbling down the street together, screaming at each other: "F*** you, Sid!" "F*** you, Nancy!" Good times, there . . .

It would definitely be worth a cheap rental, but be thankful you didn't pay actual money to see it in the theater.