James Lipton eat your hear out.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
I know I have done this before but all was lost. SO PLEASE...
I want to send Christmas Cards out this year.. so if you would like one..Please add your name to my list. If you are not sure who this is.. this is Chris the Gay Phone Operator!!!
Hmm does Brian read this blog.. I got a x-mas gift I am willing to give up.. oops give him..
Posted by Christopher at 5:59 PM
Thursday, November 17, 2005
'Lost' deal hatched for mobile
The mysteries of ABC's "Lost" are about to get bigger -- and smaller.
The Emmy-winning hit is spawning a second series for mobile phones in a deal soon to close with a major U.S. carrier, sources said. About 20 episodes -- each several minutes long -- are being shot next month in Hawaii to hit phones sometime early next year.
The project is not being produced by ABC or Touchstone Television but is under the oversight of "Lost" executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.
The Walt Disney Co. declined comment.
The deal is a fresh example of the broadcast networks' rush to embrace portable media -- but this time with original content. Disney might have triggered the trend with its groundbreaking deal to make episodes of "Lost" and other Disney programming available on the new video iPod.
Titled "Lost Video Diaries," the series will introduce two characters said to be stranded alongside the cast featured on the primetime version. As fans of the series know, not all of the dozens of survivors of the fictional plane crash depicted on the series get screen time. While the story lines of the pair will be new to "Lost" viewers, the events depicted in the primetime version will inform their story lines.
A tie-in connecting broadcast and mobile versions also is being considered.
Verizon has emerged as the likeliest partner for Disney in the deal, given the companies' well-established relationship on several fronts. ABC and Verizon Wireless announced a deal in February to showcase repurposed bits of many of the network's programs for VCast, the company's wireless broadband multimedia service. Verizon already stepped up its ties to Disney this week by including ABC Entertainment among the content contributors to its new Mobile Web 2.0 applications, but those assets are not video.
Pricing on the "Lost" spinoff is unclear. Verizon's VCast makes its video content available for $15 per month, and "Diaries" likely will fall into that window. However, VCast also offers premium original content for 99 cents per episode.
Verizon employs Microsoft's Windows Media Center for its video content, which operates at 15 frames per second.
The phone carrier would have exclusive rights to the new mini-"Lost," which eventually could get an iPod window after that exclusivity expires.
"Lost" isn't the first primetime series to migrate to mobile. That distinction belongs to Fox Broadcasting Co.'s "24," which spawned "mobisodes" this year through 20th Century Fox.
Posted by ericdagg at 9:23 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Monday, November 14, 2005
People act like they are shocked or surprised by these numbers.
Lets see: Iraq, Katrina, Scooter Libby, Karl Rove, and Harriet Miles. Not a good year for the Bushman.
I think the only thing that is surprising is how long it took the average person to see what 50% of the country feared all along: Bush is incompetent. I say that of course as a moderate without party affiliation (I am and will always be an issues and candidate guy. I wish everyone else was too).
Posted by Trent at 10:13 PM
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Friday, November 11, 2005
A sad day for fans of intelligent comedy
Okay, we all knew this was coming, especially after only 4 million people tuned in for its one-hour episode on Monday (pitiful!), but now it's official: Fox is cutting back its order on TV's best comedy, Arrested Development, to 13 episodes, instead of a full-season slate of 22, and pulling it during November sweeps. In other words, Arrested is kaput (as is its delightful freshman companion, Kitchen Confidential).
Even though Fox stuck with the series a lot longer than most networks would for a ratings-challenged show, I can't say I'm not crushed. And I know it's a complete longshot, but I'm still going to say a novena in the hopes that ABC or NBC (neither of which exactly have a booming roster of quality sitcoms) might have the good sense to snatch this puppy up.
Either way, it's been a hilarious run, and to honor the wacky Bluth clan, I'm inviting everyone to share their favorite Arrested Development moment. Mine comes courtesy of a throwaway line delivered by Bluth matriarch Lucille (Jessica Walter), who, forced to lower her standards and eat in a family-style restaurant, was asked by a waitress if she wanted, ''Plate or platter?'' Lucille, befuddled and repulsed, replied, ''I do not understand the question, and I won't respond to it.'' Evil. And genius.
Posted by Trent at 11:11 AM
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Imagine for a moment you are taken back to 1974 and you are in line to see a sold out club show featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, or even Ted Nugent (sans politics). Then imagine, high expectations intact, that the band absolutely blows you out of the water and rocks like nothing you have seen before.
Now imagine it is 2005 and you have been waiting since the demise of Soundgarden, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and the Screaming Trees for a band to make you want to grab your a beer and scream as loud as possible for more rock. My Morning Jacket is that band.
Simply put, My Morning Jacket is the best live band I have seen in quite some time. It's rare that a band playing live can sound so much better than they do on their albums, especially when their albums are fantastic already. My Morning Jacket did that at the Showbox last night.
My Morning Jacket opened with Wordless Chorus and It Beats For You from their new album "Z". Both songs showcased Jim Jame's reverbed falsetto and at the same time showcased the band's willingness to expand past their alt-country roots. In fact, I would say My Morning Jacket is as close to Wilco and Radiohead live as they are to Lynryd Skynyrd. Keyboards flowed throughout the night along with a occassional processed drum beats that reminded me of both bands. Processed drum beats? Yes, but nothing that took away from the sounds of the dueling guitar jams.
Their new album is a more straight-forward and song oriented than their previous two releases which focused more on alt-country and southern style jam-rock. However, these new songs live sound just as rocking as the earlier material. Particulary impressive were What a Wonderful Man ,Off the Record, and Gideon. All three sounded as if they had been part of the setlist for years.
One Big Holiday and Golden from "It Still Moves" were also big crown favorites. However, nothing prepared me for the onslaught that was Run-Thru. Run-Thru was extended about three or four extra minutes and the mid song bass line had the crowd boogying down in unison (and I mean literally boogying as in the "Shake Your Tailfeather/Ray Charles/Blues Brothers kind of way). When the song ended everyone thrust their $4 beers into the air and screamed in appreciation. Even the three sorority chicks behind us who thought that "rock concert" really meant "time to chat about useless shit" were highly impressed. Jim told the crowd that My Morning Jacket were going to "tenderize us" and indeed they did. (I know that sounds really cheesy, but what the hell? How often do I get a chance to glorify such a fantastic show)
Obviously I had a great time at the show, but the coolest thing was seeing Rachelle's jaw drop after Jim James did a two or three minute guitar solo literally in the crowd. She just kind of looked at me like "are you kidding me, is this for real?". Yes, they were that good.
Posted by Trent at 8:17 AM
Thursday, November 03, 2005
That's right people. Blackcomb opens up this Saturday, November 5, 2005. Whistler is scheduled to open on November 24, 2005. Are you Yankee chumps going to get a posse together this year? Let good ol' Canada know about any plans eh!
Posted by Canada at 12:46 PM