Sunday, April 15, 2007

I’m Not Dead Yet!

I know it’s been forever, but I still have my torso!

Anyway, where the heck have I been? Well, um, ya know, work, stuff, etc. I do have a few things to share with you so…

Hey, my birfday was last week! Yeah, hit the big 3-8! And, I will have you know, I finally got a freakin’ iPod! Yes, my lovely wife was kind enough to splurge on her cute and fuzzy hubby and she bought me an 80-gigger! I said gigger. Now I sit on my computer spending hour upon hour ignoring her as I try to load my 1000+ CD’s into my computer and then upload them to the Pod. However, I am very excited about this stupid thing and I am convinced (for many reasons) that I have the greatest wife ever!

My wife was also wonderful enough to take me to see Grindhouse! I gotta say, I absolutely LOVED this film! It is everything you’d expect it to be, brilliantly done with scratchy film and missing clips and blood and gore and sex and music and effects and stunts and bliss! Despite the rave reviews from me and the majority of the critics, the film is flopping. I’m thinking it’s probably because of the 3.5 hour length. Hey, it’s 2 films in one with fake trailers in between! But if you’re smart and go see it as a matinee, you’ll get 3.5 hours of fun for only $5! How can you beat that? I also suggest sushi afterwards. God bless Castle Rock for having a good sushi place that, get this, DELIVERS! You mean I can call and have sashimi delivered to my door? Hells yeah!

Since I’m sort of doing “reviews” here:

TV: The Riches is really good! Sure it’s on F/X on Sunday’s, but I’m in. We’re about 3 episodes behind, but it’s totally worth DVRing. I have not seen Thank God You’re Here, a new improve show, but it’s on the DVR as well and I’m looking forward to it. How pathetic is it that Studio 60 has been replaced by a reality show called The Real Wedding Crashers? I’m about to cry over this! Oh, but there’s actually a reality show I want to see! It’s on FOX and it’s about filmmakers but I can’t recall the name and I’m too lazy to look it up. Now that I have an HD (can you believe it?), the Planet Earth series on Discovery HD is effing amazing!

Music: Deerhoof-Friend Opportunity is really fun, at least the beginning 4 tracks. Think Beck meets Shonen Knife meets the Residents. Yeah, it’s that weird and off, but a lot of fun. I also saw Rodrigo y Gabriela on Jimmy Kimmel last night and immediately downloaded the entire album. Think Spanish guitars with speed metal influences. Hey, any girl on a nylon string guitar claiming to be a Megadeth fan works for me! I also just downloaded the Fratelli’s (great catchy pop punk that you’ll recognize from iTunes commercials), Apples in Stereo (the jury is still out on this one) and both soundtracks to the Grindhouse movies (a lounge version of Too Drunk To #$%@ by DK sung by a breathy girl? Wow!).

I’m finally OUT! I was the web administrator of my 20-year high school reunion website, but after numerous blow ups for no apparent reason with the new chair of the committee, I bounced! Hey, I don’t need any additional stress right now. I’m sure y’all are wondering what ELSE could be going on in my life besides work, but there is something rather large looming that I will disclose later. It’s coming, it’s big, and it will certainly change our lives forever! Many of you already know, but some do not and I would appreciate if we could keep this on the down-low until the appropriate time.

I have had time to do the Freak Train thing, but the lovely and talented Dejo has a real job now and has not had time to upload the videos he took of me yet. No worries, because I know how busy he is. However, Derek has no life so he uploaded hand-held versions of my last two performances. March was a 5-minute Letterman type show, and April was MORE PUPPETS!

Speaking of videos, I don’t care how far behind the times I am – this video is sheer brilliance:

That’s it for now – talk atcha soon!


Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Happ Birthday!

I love my Ipod! You will enjoy having one espeacially on long plane trips.

Heather said...

Happy late birthday! Collin just gave me his iPod so I'm doing the same thing you are. He was using to 'move big files around.' Hello?? MUSIC!!!

I want to see Grindhouse - mainly for Naveen Andrews, though. I'm such a girl! :)

Derek Knight said...

Happy belated birthday!

Collin said...

Happy birthday! I've blown off every reunion so far. There's just nobody there that I really care to see. Pathetic, huh?

Everything you ever wanted to know about Pat Angello - sorry!