Señor Grumblecakes (jervo) wrote,
Señor Grumblecakes

1. iTunes still doesn't have the new Beta Band, but they have the new Morrissey which I downloaded this morning. I gotta say, so far this is my #2 with a bullet, right behind "Vauxhall and I" - and I say that only because some of the actual music on "Vauxhall" is absolutely brilliant and would still be with or without Moz. (Consider the three-song punch of "Hold on to Your Friends," "The More You Ignore Me..." and "Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself," which never fail to slay me.) The music here isn't quite as vital, but who listens to a Morrissey record for the music? More so than on any of his other albums, though, he's got an utterly compelling vocal delivery that almost reminds me of what it's like to listen to a Dylan record for the first time - I'm hanging on every single word and phrase. (I'm not comparing Morrissey to Dylan, mind you, but rather the experience of listening to them.) The Pitchfork review pretty much nails it on the head.

2. I was too stressed out after work yesterday to be productive, so I finally watched "28 Days Later..." on cable. Maybe it's because I saw it on television as opposed to a movie theater, but I can't quite see what all the fuss is about. I was really into the opening premise and definitely taken with the Dogma95 aesthetic, but the third act felt awfully contrived, even as it was making an interesting point. If anyone knows what the UK ending is, let me know - I believe I already know it, but I just want to make sure.

3. Speaking of productivity, there's really not a hell of a lot left for me to do in terms of the wedding. I finished my vows this morning; all I need to do is do one last tweak of the iPod (mainly cropping out silences and long fade-outs) and burn some emergency back-up CDs. Tomorrow I'm talking a quasi-half-day to pick up the tuxedos. The anticipation level is starting to get ridiculous.

4. Congratulations, Big Unit.

5. Very grateful to the powers that be that there haven't been any ridiculously good video games coming out recently, otherwise I'd be completely broke and way behind on the ol' wedding planning. Of course, considering what's coming up in the next few months, I guess I'll just say it'll be a meager holiday season for everyone else.
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