But there's nothing much to blog about song-wise during the summer. The only show that's really caught my ear with their music selection has been Entourage (though I must say, I can't stand the theme song). If you haven't watched the first two eps of this season, you're missing out. This season's started off amazingly well. Last Sunday's episode tickled me to no end. Yes, that's right, it tickled. But I digress, here's a few songs that I've noticed from the show that also reside on my iTunes playlist:
Entourage - "Aquamom"
"Be Easy" - Ghostface Killah (feat. Trife)
"Feelin' Alright" - Joe Cocker
Entourage - "One Day in the Valley"
"Keep Me In Your Mind" - The Koreans
BUT, all that being said, the show you REALLY should be watching Sunday nights is HBO's new sitcom, Lucky Louie. It's created by Louis CK. He is one of the funniest men on the planet, perhaps the best standup comedian out there, and he used to be the head writer for Letterman. A lot of critics have been hating on the show, and granted, there are some flaws to it, but the fact is.. it makes me laugh. A lot. Sure, some people will say it's just a bunch of dick jokes. But I say.. I love dick jokes. And it's also an honest take on having a wife and kids, being broke, and failing to make a girl orgasm. Hmm, cum to think of it, I um, guess I don't relate to this show at all? Anyways, it reminds me of Roseanne, but way funnier/raunchier/vulgar-ier. So check out the following clips (which don't do the show justice cause marketing depts at networks suck), watch some Louis CK standup, and decide for yourself:
Lucky Louie clips
Louis CK on the Tonight Show
Louis CK on the Daily Show
Louis CK standup
Okay so this is gonna be a longer post than I thought. While I'm throwing YouTube clips your way, I should also point out these two that my buddy Trevor recently showed me (btw, i'll soon be posting an interview w/trevor and his troupe The Whitest Kids U'Know):
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Oh, also, check out this failed WB pilot that's gotten some buzz through YouTube. It's from Bill Lawrence (creator of Scrubs/one of my idols) and two writers from Family Guy. It's called Nobody's Watching, and you can watch it here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. The pilot uses the same sad music as Scrubs, probably just to save on costs, and also features a song used in a past Scrubs episode:
Nobody's Watching - "Pilot" and Scrubs - "My Bad"
"Camera One" - Josh Joplin Group
Speaking of pilots, some of you may have heard that FX was doing a promo in conjunction with their show It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, where viewers could submit their own pilots online for a chance to create their own show (at the moment, you can also download some free eps of It's Always Sunny on iTunes). Well, they've chosen the top 20 and you can vote for them on myspace. I still refuse to sign up for myspace. I'm not sure why. Anyways, I thought the end of "The Nacho Chronicles" was pretty funny, as well as "Good Cinema", and it was cool to see Jack McBrayer (Arrested Development) in "Peanut Hunt!".
Alrighty, I'm done. See you guys in two months... jk, I'm gonna post a lot this weekend, including "hanging out" aka brief run-in with Josh Schwartz, an update on the writing career, and my opinions on some of the upcoming fall shows. Stay tuned.
*EDIT: also, in a previous post, i was only able to find the streaming version of a song on Grey's, but i just found out it is this week's free iTunes song, so go and download here:
Grey's Anatomy - "Break On Through"
"Sailed On" - Landon Pigg