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Sunday, May 01, 2005
Sunday Morning potpourri, and Some Links
I hate having to work on Sundays. But, Pete is out of town on a church retreat anyway, so I wouldn't have anything to do with myself, so I may as well make some extra money. Besides, I have to fill in for Kid Chris, who is spending the week-end at some sort of 80's flashback/Emo-kid convention/concert. Basically a bunch of kids standing around in a desert for two days, wearing dark clothing and long sleeves and inappropriate boots, all trying to outdo each other with how sad the music makes them, while the merciless sun beats down on them. Really, the mental image amuses me greatly.
Which reminds me, earlier this week, somehow, Kid Chris and I got into a discussion about an Emo-Bot, and how it is programmed to fill emotions, but all it can feel is sadness because it broke up with its girlfriend. These are the sorts of things we talk about on Mondays, while he's bagging back-issues and I'm doing cycle-sheets for inventory. I don't know whether you should fear or pity us.
I'm really enjoying the new series of Doctor Who. It's too bad I've had to resort to grey-market technologies in order to be able to enjoy it.
I will probably have my contribution to the Mixed Bag CD Mix project burned and mailed on Tuesday. I'm looking forward to every disc, really. The only one I've had a chance to listen to already is Mike's and, well...let me just tell those of you who are about to experience it for the first time, there's a reason why the phrase "There's something wrong with you, Sterling!" is bandied about so often at work.
BeaucoupKevin shares my love of goofy cover songs. My all time favorites are Tiny Tim's cover of Stairway to Heaven and Crispin Glover's These Boots are Made for Walking, for sheer inappropriateness (although Milton Berle's Yellow Submarine comes close). In terms of more legitimate covers, I'm still really digging the Scissor Sister's Comfortably Numb and Dolly Parton's In the Ghetto and, well, Stairway to Heaven. If I were a truly evil man, I would put together a mix disc of nothing but covers of Stairway to Heaven... I'm still sort of plotting to put together a themed disc of covers of Space Oddity, Ashes to Ashes and Major Tom. Yes, somewhere in my vast cd/mp3 collection I have someone doing a cover of Peter "David Who?" Schilling's "homage" to Space Oddity...wish I could remember who did it...
How on earth did The Shrew Review pass under my radar for so long? It's good, go read it.
On this site, in the near future, you've got my reviews of all the Free Comic Book Day books to look forward to, as well as my look at the manga titles from the May Previews. Truly, I am a glutton for punishment.