Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My Highs and Lows of the Pop Culture Day

In the past 24 hours, I've read a few stories and learned about a few things that have both pleased and disturbed me. Won't you join me as I recount them.

  • NO! Actress and Marilyn Manson amusement Evan Rachel Wood wants to record an album. When one of the people at the label discussing your potential career says "You should hear her karaoke!" I think that is a bad, bad sign. Yes, she was in a musical journey through the Beatles catalog, but does that make her a legitimate musical artist. I mean, Meryl Streep has quite a set of pipes on her and you don't see her releasing an album of adult contemporary standards, do you?

  • YES! Portishead has an album that is nearing completion. It has been a decade since Portishead released a studio album, so hey, now is as good a time as any to comeback. I think the world needs trip hop again. Well, at least I certainly do. I wonder if their sound will be radically different now.

  • NOOOOO! Fox is considering making a Women's Prison spinoff of Prison Break. Come on... in the world of spinoffs, this one, this one really feels forced, especially because it involves a character that has not even been introduced yet.

  • YEEESSSSSSS! George Carlin has released a DVD retrospective of almost all his specials, starting from his first HBO gig at USC in 1977 and proceeding all the way through to 2005's Life is Worth Losing, with 10 other specials in between. It is about 14 and a half hours of comedy gold. He is my kind of asshole indeed. And we are only about a month away from being about to pick up the first of the new Futurama movies. HUZZAH!


J.D. said...

Well, that's because Meryl Streep has dignity. As much as I love Evan, she has NO dignity till she breaks up with Manson. I mean, come on.

MC said...

I still don't think Rose McGowan has gotten all her dignity back after being with him, truth be told.

J.D. said...

Yeah, but the MACHINE GUN LEG will have her in my good favors for a while to come. Plus she was pretty good in it to begin with.

MC said...

The Machine Gun Leg isn't enough for me to wipe the slate clean with her just yet.