April 2007

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Dead Like Me Reborn?

Dead Like Me
Dead Like Me, the brilliantly quirky, but unfortunately short-lived Showtime series about the daily lives of a group of grim reapers, is set to return, if only briefly. Fans of the show (yours truly included) have been hoping for a return ever since it was canceled after its second season. MGM is reporting that the series will return in the form of a made-for-DVD movie directed by Stephen Herek. You may remember Herek from his Oscar-overlooked work on The Mighty Ducks. Um, maybe Dead Like Me shouldn’t come back after all…

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White RabbitsThe White Rabbits are 6 friends from Columbia, Missouri who found their way to New York, pursuing the rock & roll dream. Alexander Even, Adam Russell, Matthew Clark, Gregory Roberts, Stephen Patterson, and Jamie Levinson live and play together in a Brooklyn loft, honing their unique sound. They’ve recorded their first album, Fort Nightly for Say Hey Records and it’s set to be released May 22nd. Until then they’re touring with Mystery Jets and showing a ton of promise.
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Love him or hate him, you have to agree Peyton’s hilarious in this skit from SNL:

The blue dudes put their unique spin on “Baba O’Reilly”, with Tracy Bonham on vocals. Love these dudes!

Mr T
Best. Toy. Ever.

The White Stripes - Icky ThumpI just tracked down a radio rip of the title track from The White Stripes forthcoming album Icky Thump. Check it out below. To me it sounds like something I can’t put my finger on. Something crunchy and dirty, but with a little sophistication under the surface. Oh yeah, it sounds like The White Stripes.

White Stripes - Icky Thump

The album drops June 19th, but you can preorder it from Amazon now.

Via The Rocksuckers via The Hype Machine

UPDATE: iTunes has the official version of Icky Thump. Buy it now. You won’t be disappointed.

Saturn OutlookJust saw a commercial for the Saturn Outlook and it feature the acoustic guitar riff from The Apples in Stereo’s “Energy”. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a rant about indie bands selling out. I’m happy for them. If I ever have the chance to sell out I plan on doing it. Quickly. My only problem with this is that the commercial is for a crappy car. But oh well. I’m sure Saturn’s money spends just like BMW’s would. Can’t find the commercial online anywhere yet, but I’ll post it when I do.

Apples in Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder“Energy” is on The Apples’ latest album, New Magnetic Wonder (the best album of the year so far). Buy it at Amazon.

The Apples In Stereo - Energy

Previous coverage of “Energy”, and its video.

As usual The Onion has produced a dead-on satire. This time their target is the media’s need to report something immediately without bothering to find out what actually happened. Brilliant!

Breaking News: Something Happening In Haiti

American Idol is on and through the miracle of modern technology they have Celine Dion performing with Elvis. This is enough for me to say we should abandon technology and go back to living in caves. And I’m not even an Elvis fan. Shameful. Atrocious. Horrendous. Scandalous. Words can’t express the horror. I’m sure Elvis would be rolling over in his grave if there was enough room in his coffin (and of course if he was actually dead…).

So you all can debate amongst yourselves who the best Batman is: Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, or Christian Bale. But for me the answer is crystal clear. It’s the unknown dude playing the Dark Knight in this epic fan film, Batman: Defenders of the Night.

This film features some of the finest writing, acting, directing, cinematography, and especially sound editing ever recorded. It’s simply stunning. For a more in-depth (and hilarious) review check out Chris’ Invincible Super-Blog.

And for even more excitement, check out the sequel, Batman and Robin: Dark Betrayals:

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