Thursday, April 27, 2006

Listen to the new PJ album at work

Listen to the new PJ album here:

Scroll down to the songs/videos and click on "full cd".

Cool article here.


Pearl Jam Live Webcast

This Thursday following their David Letterman taping, Pearl Jam are playing a live mini-concert at New York's Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York. You'll be able to view it via a live webcast starting at 3PM here:

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Random Thoughts

Scrubs is really an amazing show. Tuesday's episode reminded me that the writers can bring in the drama when you least expect it and the actors can handle the material with gusto.

The new Flaming Lips record is bizarre as hell and like most of their albums it will take a few listens to digest the whole thing.

I don't like some of the negative campaigning that is running. However, are they really just fighting fire? I guess I really just wish it would stop from both sides.

Gas is over $3 a gallon in Seattle which is approximately a 45% increase in the last five months. However, the price of oil per barrel has only risen 18%. You do the math and tell me the oil companies arent' screwing us. And who is in bed with the oil companies? Oh yeah, our current administration.

Why is it I don't care if the Sonics move to Bellevue or Renton?

I have no problem tearing down Memorial Stadium and the Center House to build a full on urban park in Seattle. Memorial Stadium sucks for concerts and the Center House is scary. More green space!

Adrian Beltre had to have been on steroids two years ago. How else do explain his lack of power? The dude hit 48 home runs two years ago! By the way, Putz and Soriano should be the go-to bullpen men.

The reviews for United 93 are fantastic

I am really excited to see this movie this weekend since I have heard it's not explotative and political and instead just "tells the story". Some people have said this movie is arriving too soon, but am interested in the heroics of fellow Americans and I doubt waiting two-three more years would change anything. Let's roll.,6115,1187737_1_0_,00.html

April Showers Bring Satanic Powers 2006

Some of you have received the seasonal mix CD April Showers Bring Satanic Powers 2006.
If you have not recieved a copy and you would like one, please let me know.

Here is a list of the tracks and some comments for each one.

Cheated Hearts
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Seeing Karen O and company at the Showbox was one of my favorite shows ever. They played last night and evidentally they were fantizzle again.

The Rakes

So they sound like Franz and the Kaiser Chiefs etc. They still rock.
I'm Your Villain
Franz Ferdinand

The new record from Glasgow's finest is very underrated.
You Only Live Once
The Strokes

The Strokes new record is a large improvement over Room on Fire, but still not quite as good as Is This It.
The Rosebuds

Marty turned me on (to this band). I think they sound like Montreal's The Stills with a female sidekick.
A Certain Romance
Arctic Monkeys

Easily one of the best new bands out there today. They sound The Clash, Sublime, The Zutons, and Vs. era PJ all rolled into one.
Built To Spill

Doug is a guitar GOD and this album captures the band as if they are playing live as opposed to the over-produced and somewhat stale Ancient Melodies record. A fine return to form for Boise's best.
The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
Sufjan Stevens

This record reminds me of something I think Brian Wilson would have done had he not gone nuts making Smile. This record has pop,rock,folk,country, and even some punk along with choirs and a plethera of instruments. Melodys appear and re-appear throughout this wonderful concept record.
Oh Mary
Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond. Enough said.
Empty Shell
Cat Power

An amazing voice. I highly recommend her other records as well.
The Black Angels

What a great band! This song sounds like a cross between BRMC and Bullet in the Blue Sky era U2. Great groove!

Love Train

These guys are Hendrix, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin with a hint of Cream too. Who doesn't love Aussie rock anyway?
Steady, As She Goes
The Raconteurs

This is Jack White's new band. Their new CD comes out next month.
Love Me Like You
The Magic Numbers

This is a family band. Literally. I wish I had a family band damnit!
At Last
Neko Case

I cannot decide if I like Neko's solo work or the New Pornographers better. Or if in fact I am infatuated with her because she is hot. Her songs take me to imaginary place in the old west where I am an alcoholic sheriff with a heart of gold.
Roly Poly
The Little Willies

Norah Jones can rock the piano. She's like a female Billy Joel without driving issues.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

This is a B-Side from the Howl album that they have been playing at their shows.
Lightning Blue Eyes
Secret Machines

These guys were on Conan last night. I can't wait to see them live.
Jet Pilot
Son Volt

It's still hard to believe both Son Volt and Wilco came from Uncle Tupelo. This is from the best Son Volt record since Trace.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Katie Holmes childbirth playlist

I don't know if you find this funny or not - I sure did.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Julie's sister is in this movie

Harry loves horror movies in a so-bad they are good way. I do too.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I agree

I love listening to Death Cab and I have seen them live five or six times, however, I agree completely with this review. Franz Ferdinand is a must-see live act whereas Death Cab sounds great on my IPOD or in my car.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Severed Hand on SNL

I am sure a few of you watched PJ on SNL last night. Anyone recognize the intro in Severed Hand? Open up your ITunes and listed to AC/DC's For Those About To Rock (We Salute You). They are almost identical. The rest of the song reminds of Porch and I love it.

If you want an MP3 of Severed Hand email me.

Saturday, April 15, 2006


I just wanted to make sure I got to say Happy Birthday.. mister. Hope you have the best day ever.

Friday, April 14, 2006

I told Rachelle there was a racoon at the door and she thought I said "monkey at the door" and grabbed a banana to feed the monkey. However, the racoon rejected the bananas and ate grapes instead. Racoons are like that.

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Terry and Sally messed up. Here's all they had to do:

Show the immunity idol to the whole group.
They should have told everyone that Terry will give the immunity idol to Sally no matter what. He of course has the hidden immunity idol himself. Therefore, it wouldn't matter who they voted for...either way someone other than Terry or Sally would have to go.
Rather than duke it out at tribal council, they should have just decided as a group who needed to go next. Everything would be out in the open.
Most likely they would have chose Aras to go next.
So all eight players go to tribal council and vote Aras out.
You know what?
The immunity idol is never shown because the threat of it coming out scares everyone away.

Bottom line: Sally and Terry are still in the game and Terry still has the immunity idol.

Why didn't they do this?

Thursday, April 13, 2006

The Loop

Caught The Loop on Fox tonight because we only get channel 13 at the cabin. I was pretty impressed and I think I will set the DVR for stun. This isn't the same level of comedy as Arrested Development, The Office, or Scrubs (although it tries to be), however, it's pretty much the next best thing. Phillip Baker Hall and Mimi Rogers pretty much steal every scene they are in and the slacker roommates are pretty funny too.

2.5 Stars out of 4 with the potential for more stars.

P.S. I can't believe That 70's Show is still on the air. I remember about five years ago I found it to be mildly ammusing in a Happy Days type of Way. Not it is terribly unfunny just like Happy Days was after Richie Cunningham moved out of Mr. and Mrs. C's house.

Time to Hit Stevens All weekend

Hey , Wake Up ? the Powder Party is not over! This has been an outstanding season with lots of powder days and we are not done yet. Another quality dump is on our doorstep. Some ski areas will be closing after this weekend. Snowpack is above normal by 110-150%..

A beautiful, classic, cool, moist northwesterly flow will develop Friday after the front moves through. This specific weather pattern is uncommon this late in the season. Snow will start to accumulate on Friday and by Friday night snow levels will drop to 1500-2000ft for the entire weekend. All ski areas will get snow, NO rain. Quality will be great. But I favor early in the morning, higher slopes, north facing slopes and groomers. This late in the season, if the sun peaks out for long it will get heavy fast, hence I have some caution. But the forecast looks good and will keep the sun from coming out for the most part. We will see cloudy skies and snow through the entire weekend, therefore I am optimistic. Expect 6-12? Saturday morning, then 2-4? during the day to keep it fresh. Expect another 6-12? for Sunday morning and more during the day Sunday. Both days will be excellent.

Grab your board or skis!

Pj Vid/Doc

Cabin Internet rules.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Top 10 in 1984 from EW

The weird part is that I know everyone of these songs and there is no way I could even come close to telling you who is in the top ten today. I still have a tape recording of the announcer in Aberdeen saying my name after I requested the Rockwell song. For any trivia buffs out there, Footloose was also the number one video on the very first edition of the MTV Top 20 Video Countdown.

10. ''Jump,'' Van Halen Ah, the days when David Lee Roth was The Man. But don't get it twisted: This one's all about Eddie's show-offy solos on guitar and synth. A-

9. ''Adult Education,'' Hall & Oates ''But you want a little night school/ Maybe some of it will rub off on you.'' Quite simply, the beginning of the end. C

8. ''Hold Me Now,'' Thompson Twins Is that xylophone we hear buried in the background? Or just the sound of new wave-pop brilliance? A

7. ''Here Comes the Rain Again,'' Eurythmics ''Sweet Dreams'' was their breakthrough (and biggest) smash a year earlier, but nothing that followed was as pretty or majestic as this . A

6. ''Miss Me Blind,'' Culture Club There's no denying the Boy's got an original voice, but this groove smacks of lazy, watered-down dance-pop. B-

5. ''Automatic,'' Pointer Sisters Vaguely reminscient of the kitsch anthem ''Break My Stride,'' this deliriously dated jam with the smokey-voiced Sister (the eldest one) front-and-center is reason enough to make us forget all about the ''Neutron Dance.'' B+

4. ''Hello,'' Lionel Richie Filming a video with a blind woman was a dirty, dirty trick to get sympathy points, Lionel. Judged on its own merits, this ranks high in the Cornball Hall of Fame. C-

3. ''Somebody's Watching Me,'' Rockwell How does one get Michael Jackson, in the prime of his career, to sing a classic hook for a D-level artist? Be Berry Gordy's son, that's how. Great track, but too bad about those cringeworthy spoken-word verses. B-

2. ''Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now),'' Phil Collins Melodrama is hard to pull off without causing at least a few unintentional laughs and snickers (see No. 4 above). But just like George did on ''Careless Whisper,'' Collins commits and doesn't care who's laughing. He's too busy counting his royalty checks. A

1. ''Footloose,'' Kenny Loggins Is this what white people danced to in the '80s? Unfortunately, yes. But none hoofed with quite the same joie de vivre as Kevin Bacon and Chris Penn, R.I.P. C+


Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Bush Approval Rating at New Low

What a shocker, right? He's going to have to come up with a new strategerific plan to get out of this mess.
Is there anyone in his cabinet that isn't completely corrupt? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

I have run into more and more people in the last few weeks who have actually denounced their vote for Bush (I of course can't figure out how any sane person could have voted for him anyway, but that is a horse of a different color).

Only a few more months until the American public can vote the Republicans out of the house and Senate. Yippee!

(Hell, if we were really lucky we could vote the Democrats out too and start all over...)

New Built To Spill Record On ITunes

Get it here.

As some of you already know, the Kicked It In the Sun blog site is named after the Built To Spill song of the same name. Please join me in celebrating Built To Spill Tuesday by listening to the new album repeatedly.
Doug rocks!

Also, Built To Spill plays the Showbox June 13-15th. Rachelle and I are going on June 13th.
Rachelle wants you to join us! Get more info at the Showbox website (click on calendar).

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

PJ Dates (sorry if this site turns into a PJ or BTS site from time to time)

Jun-23Pittsburgh, PAMellon ArenaApril 6
10am PDT
Jun-24Cincinnati, OHUS Bank ArenaApril 6
10am PDT
Jun-26*St. Paul, MNXcel Energy CenterApril 7
10am PDT
Jun-27*St. Paul, MNXcel Energy CenterApril 7
10 am PDT

Jul-2*Denver, COPepsi CenterApril 7
10am PDT
Jul-3*Denver, COPepsi CenterApril 7
10am PDT
Jul-6Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden ArenaApril 8
10am PDT
Jul-7San Diego, CACox ArenaApril 8
10am PDT
Jul-13Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara BowlApril 8
10am PDT
Jul-16San Francisco, CABG Civic AuditoriumApril 9
10am PDT
Jul-18San Francisco, CABG Civic AuditoriumApril 9
10am PDT
Jul-22George, WAGorge AmphitheaterApril 9
10am PDT

Rachelle and I were going to go to Maui for a week in July, but perhaps we'll do a Cali road trip and follow the band around. I am guessing they will add another Cali show and perhaps another Gorge show as well.

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Monday, April 03, 2006

The End of Arrested Development...the Show

When Fox canceled its critically acclaimed sitcom Arrested Development after three seasons of low ratings, the show's loyal fans had reason to hope: The pay cable channel Showtime was considering picking up the series. That glimmer of hope faded on Monday when the show's creator, Mitch Hurwitz, announced that he was ending his involvement with the series, thus virtually guaranteeing that AD would go off into the syndicated limbo of series that shoot fewer than 100 episodes. We caught up with Hurwitz and asked him to explain what drove his decision.

Why did you decide to bow out?
You know I really wrestled with the decision for a long time, and what I discovered was that I love wrestling, and I think I want to go pursue professional wrestling.

But seriously...
In truth, I had taken it as far as I felt I could as a series. I told the story I wanted to tell, and we were getting to a point where I think a lot of the actors were ready to move on. My instinct was that it was over when Fox pulled the plug. I considered continuing the show because I felt I owed that to the fans. But I am determined to give them some other kind of entertainment that will satisfy them at some point, I hope.

Were you worried about disappointing fans who just want more episodes?
I'm more worried about letting down the fans in terms of the quality of the show dropping. For whatever reason, because it's certainly not a large fan base, I've been devoted to delivering what these fans have come to expect. So it's really just the opposite. I know what it's like to love shows and have them go away, and I really feel for them, and I'd be very happy if there was a way for someone else to pick up the slack and deliver the show for them.

Could the show really go on without you?
I'm open to anything that isn't a weekly series commitment that I have to make to producing this, because I've creatively exhausted the story I wanted to tell. I really gave my life to this. I mean, I am not exaggerating when I say that it was seven days a week, and on an average until four or five in the morning. I'm okay with any kind of future for Arrested Development, whether it be a movie or a special now and then ? even a Saturday-morning animated series, like Arrested Development Babies. Wouldn't that be good? I have a feeling the merchandising on Buster alone would be just enormous. Everyone would have a little stuffed Buster. Or a series of Burger King cups, or I could see it working well in the context of a Colorform game.

Is there anything Showtime could have done?
Showtime was great. I really did not want to give [Showtime entertainment president] Robert Greenblatt a lesser version of Arrested Development. There were a lot of advantages of going to Showtime. If I had had that opportunity last year or the year before, I would have jumped at it. I was just convinced the ship had sailed a bit on Arrested.

I did look into whether there was enough financial incentive to say, ''To hell with health, to hell with my family, and to hell with fans' expectations for quality. Is there enough money to let me sell out and do this?'' And I'm happy to say there wasn't. I say that a little tongue-in-cheek.

Was it tough breaking the news to the cast?
I think they knew. And I think we're all really proud of the accomplishment, and we really feel privileged to have gotten the chance to do it. And at least so far, we have all been able to feel very fortunate about it. We never had an expectation that this unusual, dense show that required an audience to really pay attention was going to be a hit show. It was instead a really meaningful creative exercise that we all gave our lives to, and we always knew it was going to be a temporary endeavor.

We all feel that the work we did on the show has put us in this privileged position to be able to attract other work. Even though Arrested Development had a record low viewership, the main demographic appears to have been movie-studio executives, so hopefully the cast will be able to benefit from that.

If the show had stayed on Fox, would you have kept doing it?
I don't think it would have been much different. I think if it had stayed on Fox, there would have been a willingness to let me take more of a background position on the show. It really got a little too onerous to deliver this on a weekly basis. It's hard to say ? maybe there was an element of being discouraged on all of this, particularly on the third season, where we did our most ambitious work and we never had a chance to have it seen or really have it promoted or even aired consecutively. So the cast and the writers and all of us felt discouraged by the experience of the third season, so it may very well have been psychologically detrimental to this whole thing. My honest feeling right now is that it played out creatively. We told the story.

It seems like it's never really over, doesn't it?
It's the determination of the fans and the determination of the critics that has kept this thing alive. It's truly an audience-driven experience. And for me, anyway, if there's a way to continue this in a form that's not weekly episodic series television, I'd be up for it.

What are you up to next?
Well, at first I have to think of a professional wrestling persona. I mean, I can't just go out there as Mitch Hurwitz and take on some guy that calls himself the Exterminator. I need an angle and I need a look. Also, I'm not in great shape.

Other than that, I really don't know. I'm going to take a little time and figure out what the next story I want to tell is ? whether it's in TV or movies or other forms. It's less about the medium and more about the story.

The Office

The office cast has some great "The More You Know" videos.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Clerks II Trailer-Click Here

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