Saturday, November 18, 2006

Hell Week # 2 is over!

So my second straight week of nose to the grindstone is done. We presented to the Martin Agency account management, media, and interactive departments yesterday, and we kicked so much ass. The topic, interestingly enough, was bloggers. Yes, the same blogger project that I was doing two and a half months ago. My professor for Portfolio Development asked us to give it at Martin. And expand it. It was a crapload of work, but in the end it was well worth it.

-I've downloaded a bunch of music recently, but unfortunately have not gotten to most of it. I have managed to give a brief listen to a few of them, though. I am listening right now to Push The Heart by a band called Devics. It's not bad, kind of Portishead-ish. Good background music, but not gonna blow my skirt up too much.
-Are We Not Horses by Rock Plaza Central is really intriguing me right now, and I'm planning on spending a lot more time with it this weekend. They're drawing a lot of Neutral Milk Hotel comparisons, as does any band that has a strange-sounding singer, but these guys kind of live up to the hype.
-Willie Nelson's new album Songbird is a breath of fresh air. Ryan Adams proves once again that he has studio chops, and this time he even corrects some of the more obvious mistakes he made on Jesse Malin's debut. And I maintain that the Heartbreakers are turning out to be one of the best rock bands working right now.
-I haven't gotten a chance to listen yet to Tom Waits' new one, but I can't imagine it's anything less than brilliant. He makes me glad to walk on two legs.
-I've also been getting back into This American Life now that it is available each week in podcast form. For those who don't know, it's probably the best radio show ever created. It's so good it makes me want to spit sometimes.
-I watched a great documentary about Daniel Johnston called The Devil and Daniel Johnston. In other movie news, The Lake House is possibly the worst movie I have ever seen. You need to start putting better movies on your queue.
-Heather over at I Am Fuel You Are Friends has a great post about the new Bruce Springsteen exhibit and book. They contain tons of photos from the Born To Run photo sessions. Pretty neat stuff.
-I can't wait to see the new Bond. It's going to be freakin' sweet. And speaking of other movies, don't bother with Marie Antoinette. It gets a big, resounding "Meh" from me.

That's about all I got tonight folks. Maybe if I have insomnia again tomorrow night I'll tell you all about other boring shit I've been doing lately. Ta till then!


Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

Marie Antoinette was just a big disappointment to me too . I wanted to love it like I have her other flicks, but I just had no idea what she meant to do with this mess, and the 45 minutes or so that could be called Birthing Rituals of the Young and Noble was just the definition of boredom

8:38 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Tom Waits is, indeed, a genius. I don't have all the new stuff, just the few songs that were pre-released on eMusic, but I like what I've heard. As per the usual. He thrills me.

Not sure I'm with you yet on the Willie Nelson/Ryan Adams.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous becca said...

maybe one should not reorder my queue?

3:31 PM  

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