Señor Grumblecakes (jervo) wrote,
Señor Grumblecakes

Chuck Barris: I came up with a new game-show idea recently. It's called The Old Game. You got three old guys with loaded guns onstage. They look back at their lives, see who they were, what they accomplished, how close they came to realizing their dreams. The winner is the one who doesn't blow his brains out. He wins a refrigerator.

Kath and I finally went to see "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" last night, which also means that we had the pleasure of missing the first 90% of the State of the Union address; our cabbie was listening to it and W had just gotten to the "God" part of his speech. I don't know what it was like on television, but it sounded on the radio like he had taken "suave" pills or something - his voice sounded a bit sultry, which I suppose is a good way to distract the American public from worrying about the economy. But I digress. I love Sam Rockwell, I love Charlie Kaufman, and I really really like George Clooney, and so "Confessions" was a slam-dunk. The theater was virtually empty, which is unfortunate, but perhaps the SOTU was a more compelling draw.

I've been falling in love with Jellyfish's "Spilt Milk" - especially "New Mistake", which I've been listening to over and over and over again. Am I mistaken for thinking that for all their Beach Boys harmonies, they have an XTC thing happening? I was perusing their AllMusic entry and didn't see XTC listed anywhere, which surprised me a bit. No matter.

Pretty good Onion today. The Willy Wonka story is hilarious, and contains the title for my next album (after "Nuclear Sex Bomb"): Confections of Mass Deliciousness.

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