Señor Grumblecakes (jervo) wrote,
Señor Grumblecakes

1.  I've re-read a great deal of reviews of Hot Fuzz this morning, and while they all generally love it, they all call it a parody - which to me isn't the right word.  It's a 2-hour homage, really.  Parody implies something trite and satirical, whereas Hot Fuzz absolutely relishes each and every action/comedy cliche there is, while simultaneously being entertaining and gut-bustingly hilarious.  Whether or not you liked Shaun of the Dead is irrelevant (although, obviously, if you're a fan of the Pegg/Frost/Wright canon you'll feel right at home) - Hot Fuzz is totally fucking awesome.  Which is what I said yesterday, in not so many words.

2.  Still haven't seen Grindhouse yet, and it's driving me crazy.  Kath doesn't really want to see it, either, but even if she did, her schedule for the rest of the month makes her more or less completely inaccessible.  I will have to bite the bullet and see it alone - I just have to make sure I see it before this weekend, as the local theater in Astoria has pulled drastically back its showings every week.

3.  In spite of having stomach issues all weekend I actually made it out of the house.  Took a lot of long walks around Astoria, including a DVD splurge of somewhat epic proportions (although the new Larry Sanders compilation was more than worth it); saw Hot Fuzz yesterday; even made it to my boy Michael's 30th birthday party on Saturday. 

4.  And so all this activity made it very easy for me to ignore what was happening in Boston.  I'll just say this - it's April, we have no pitching staff, and yet we still only got outscored by 4 runs.  

5.  Making great strides in getting my music software to play nicely with each other - I'm almost at the verge of complete and total understanding over getting Reason to work inside Pro Tools, and my guitar software is becoming less obtuse as well.  Hoping to do lots of recording this week; I did a few sketches this weekend that are very promising.

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