Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I'm about to interview O.A.R. I really want to ask them about that crazy game of poker, about who won and about how when played live, the song goes on for 1,453 minutes. Does anyone know why this happens or why it's appropriate? I need to know.

By the way, yesterday I was chatting with Counting Crows and Play Editor Jeff Petrin kept trying to steal the phone. He was crying like a little baby, reaching for the receiver, sobbing, "I want to talk. I want to talk." It was kind of sad.

Both bands perform at the Dodge in the coming weeks.


Anonymous said...

IN the spirit of Monday Missives...here's some Tuesday tidbits:

1. Ben Lyons, film critic for "E! News" and Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz are taking over for Ebert and Roper. Apparently, they are shooting for a younger demographic. You know, the demographic who won't watch this show anyway. Anyhow, Lyons is too smug by half (and besides your father being a critic, what qualifies you again for the job?) and Mankiewicz always comes off rather second string in comparison with the classier and far more knowledgeable Robert Osborn. This announcment qualifies for a big "ho hum."

2. Speaking of ho hum - I can't imagine anyone caring about Shannon Doherty returning to 90210. However, I cannot express my excitement over the fact that Joe E. Tata will be reprising his role as Nat, owner of the Peach Pit. Come on people...NAT! OK, I grant you, Nat is like 94 now. And I imagine dinner specials at the Peach Pit will now start at 4 pm...but still...it's freakin' NAT!

3. Why can't they bring back Steve Saunders? Can't Ian Ziering get time off from his car wash job? I'd love to see Steve come back as a grizzled, embittered divorcee who stalks Kelly Taylor and the young newbies around the halls of West Beverly High. But hey, that's just me.

4. Do we have to wait until Friday? How'd you guys do last night?

5. I note that you don't devote a LOT of time to the the-a-tuh arts, but I've got a friend who works at the Atlantic Stage Co in NYC, and in the fall they're bringing in an old David Mamet work, "Speed the Plow." I saw this 20 yrs ago with Madonna, Ron Silver and Joe Mantegna. The guys were great. I still shake my head thinking of Ms. Ciccone up there with her dear in the headlights look on her face, as if it pained her to remember dialogue. ANYWAY - the main draw of this revival is Jeremy Piven playing one of the two male leads. If you're a fan of "Entourage," you will LOVE him in this. I hate paying $100 to see anything, but I'd highly recommend paying to see him in this. Thus endeth my theater picks for 2008.

Peace out, Napoleon -

Anonymous said...

Another true life animal tale from AP.

I don't know about you...but I'm staying the HELL out of Maine.

I don't want to start any rumors - but I'm pretty sure Stephen King is behind all this...

Man finds second long python in Maine in a week
Tue Jul 22

LEWISTON, Maine - A man is having trouble sleeping since he found a python snake about 9 feet long under the engine of his pickup truck. Harley Burgess's shocking discovery Saturday is the second of its kind in less than a week in Maine.

Last Wednesday, a Gorham woman found an 8-foot snake, also identified as a reticulated python, in the washing machine.

In Wilton, Burgess says he's still shaking when he thinks of the python found under his truck. He's had nightmares about the snake getting his grandson, who was with him the day the python was discovered.

Burgess has been searching for clues as to how the snake got loose in his truck. Reticulated pythons are illegal in Maine without a permit.