Thursday, September 11, 2008

Finally ...

OK, so I'm well aware that I've been bad with posting, you know, actual posts on this here blog. I want to blame last week's day off, because, as you know, short weeks make my life hell. And I could blame that and it'd be somewhat true, but it wouldn't be entirely true. Yes, friends, I've been a bit lazy and without things to say. What can you do?

But here we go. A real, live post. I have a lot to say.

Let's start with the New Haven's Taubl Family, which was on "America's Got Talent" last night. I'm sorry, I think of this as child abuse. I appreciate that they're all very talented kids, but I've been getting press releases from the family for years, and I just can't help but wonder if these kids want to have normal lives, not be toted around making music that they can't actually listen to. I feel like their parents might be a tad too controlling. It's like those "Sound of Music" kids. Man, in that case, I'd like to hit their parents.

So, yeah, the Taubl Family kids are all talented, but take a look at this video and tell me if you'd, you know, actually listen to this:

You know, I've been asked way too much recently about Tom Brady's injury. As a Patriots fan, maybe I'm in the minority, but this is going to make the season more interesting. Oh sure, teams only have a finite window to win championships and the Pats might not get one this year because King Tom went down, but, hey, at least I don't have to watch 12 or so blowouts. At least this weekend's game against the Jets is going to be fun, not a colossal killing. Who's with me?

What else? Well, make sure to pick up tomorrow's newspaper because the Weekend section is, literally, chock-full of good stuff. I wrote a lot, and we have a ton of movie reviews. It's a good section, if I do say so myself.

So it looks like Nicole Kidman is the most overpaid actor in Hollywood. Does that surprise anyone? When's the last good movie she made? When is the last time you saw a movie with her in it?

The Register's Jon Cooper must be giddy with excitement: A unicorn — sort of — has been spotted.

Wow, Yes is touring without John Anderson. This doesn't sound right. His voice is so unique, and the way he plays the tambourine live is, literally, mind-blowing. I jest because I love.

Steven Soderbergh's "Che" has picked up a distributor and will be released in time for award season. You know what the problem with this is? Well, I'll tell you. It means more fake hippies and people who think they're cool are going to be walking around with those stupid shirts even though they have no idea who the real Che Guevara is. Dumb. Actually, has Soderbergh made a good movie lately? I mean, my friend Harris McCabe likes "Solaris," but, um, I don't agree.

The original drummer for the Counting Crows performed over at The Space last night. Play's Jeff Petrin was there with a big sign with a heart on it. I swear I'm not lying.

From the "Why is this news?" department, here's a story about Rob Thomas spending more time than his wife getting ready. Really? You're pooping me? Are you saying that man spends a lot of time in front of the mirror? No way? The guy who wrote the seminal hit "Smooth"? Come on? Really?

I'll give Matt Damon a forum here, because, you know, he makes sense.

This is too funny too. Who cares? I gotta say, Kirsten Dunst is one of those people I don't get. I mean, lots of people think she's attractive. She's certainly OK looking for a regular person, but movie-star looks? Really? I don't see it.

And with that, I've got to go and make a video. Later.


Phil McCann said...

Dead on re the Taubl family; I have suffered thru years of this clan at a local music school, where the Mom has to play piano with the kids' recital because the accompanist isn't "good enough" to play with her little angels. I'm hoping they will have their wings clipped a bit with this dose of public humiliation....

sj said...

that is the best quote ever. or up there at least with the last thing i said was the best quote ever.

"i know them enough to know that, deep down, they're both sweet girls..."

are you KIDDING ME?! how is she allowed to talk in public? seriously? aren't there publicists that prevent this sort of thing?

if someone were to say about me that they know me enough to know that DEEP DOWN i'm a nice girl, i'd consider them - i don't know. not my friend. remotely.

Anonymous said...

Words, wonderful words.
Thank you.

It almost makes that horrid "America's Got Talent" video speed bump tolerable.

Glad to have you back.

And so, to tide you over until the next post, here's a little diddy from the Associated Press:

Opening of ABBA museum delayed

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - The opening of a museum dedicated to Swedish pop group ABBA has been delayed.

The initial target for the opening was June 2009, but project co-founder Ulf Westman said Thursday the renovation of the building will take longer than expected because it is "more complicated than what was predicted earlier."

Westman did not say when the museum might open.

So, uh...a museum where the building is more complicated than the SUBJECT of the museum?

And, um...isn't the opening of this museum one of the seven signs of the apocalypse?