I between some web searching, this web link and what I read of the book on Amazon, I am smitten. I think I will pick up a volume this weekend. I love the sense of humor that you see on this site. ANd the special surprise on the web format.
Talking about Trio – it was a great television network, part of the NBC cable world but probably too subsersive for regular consumption. It had one of the greatest television shows or categories – “Brilliant but
Cancelled, ” which was just that – the entire run of shows that had in their lifetime. Their website, which you can get to via the Trio link above, will lead to you forums, news and discussions of other pop culuture discussioin and tracking stuff – and it is Good stuff.
And if you indeed make it to Trio’s website, I suggest you sign up for their daily newsletter. They send a juicy set of three (Trio) themes of links each day. It is generally a good time.
Speaking of a good time. Ever since I got my 52″ HDTV spendor-vision, I am watching more sports. I still don’t understand NASCAR, but I am watching a lot more PBR bull riding rodeo coverage in all of its HD maginificence. I don’t know where this fandom has come from. I think bull riding is the closest American sport to equate to the big
European and South American sport of bull fighting. But there seems to be more danger in bull riding compared to the more traiditional bull fighting.
Musically, I recently took some time to act on an offer I received in a magazine. In some mag I was reading, probably Harpers’, I received a coupon for 25 free songs from eMusic.com. I haven’t done a lot of legitimate song purchasing via online sources, however I figured I would give it a try. eMusic focuses primarily on independent muscians and labels and has a pretty expansive back catalog. I took the plunge and signed up for a subscription – and can now download songs at about 32 cents a piece. And they are compatable on any music player. (Yes, Apple Ipod-a-snobs, you can even play emusic downloads on your Ipod.)
I now have a musical crush on some artists from recent downloads: Todd Snider (Prine meets Dylan meets Kristofferson meets Steve Goodman all in one package – and his is just a kid in his 30s.); Loudon Wainwright’s soundtrack to “Knocked Up”; Demetri Martin’s comedic musical musings; some old school Jorma and Kris Kristofferson’ Minnesota singer song writer David Wilcox.
I suggest you take a chance, try their free offer for 25 free songs and dig into their catalog. It has a some great stuff and for $20.00 a month it comes out to about 32 cents a song. That is a pretty good deal.
The final season of HBO’s “The Wire” starts soon. The.best.show.HBO.has.ever.produced.