Monday, July 17, 2006

Me Blog Pretty One Day

One of these days I'm gonna figure out how to transfer everything over to Wordpress and completely redesign this site. But that day will most likely never come. So for now, I hope you guys like the recent additions.

First and foremost, be sure to check out the "be my generous friend" link in my profile on the right. It's my Amazon Wishlist, and believe it or not, my statcounter tells me you readers average an income of $1,340,092.72. So no excuses, I hope you're all prone to spending frivolously on strangers...

Also, I've added a few sites to the "you should browse" section. If you like live comedy, be sure to check out the Apiary. They do a great job keeping track of all the sketch groups and ucb acts that the cool kids are loving.

Lastly, let me know what you think of the "you should watch", "you should hear", and "you should own" sections. I literally spent an entire day whittling down my list of favorite shows, bands and albums... and along the way, got reacquainted with some long lost loves, like XTC. If you click on the "you should watch" thumbnails, it should take you to a site where you can watch clips of the respective show. Clicking on "you should hear" thumbnails will take you to a site streaming that band's music. And "you should own" thumbnails take you to Amazon. Anyways, comment away and let me know what you think I've left off... and we'll have a healthy debate. =)

Just wanted to say thanks again to all you readers. Really appreciate the comments and emails. It helps with these long ass posts to know that people will not only actually read them, but appreciate them too! For those who've emailed, I promise to reply back soon, I've gotten lazy, but I assure you that your emails are "starred" in my gmail!

p.s. The title of this post is of course from David Sedaris' collection of essays, "Me Talk Pretty One Day". If you guys haven't read David Sedaris (I feel like pretty much everyone has by now, I was a latecomer), also check out "Naked".

Anyways, he's a genius, his sister's Amy Sedaris, and his "Live At Carnegie Hall" CD is amazing!! (thanks again for the gift Melina!) Here's him reading "Six to Eight Black Men" and "Repeat After Me", which can both be found in "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim":
"Six to Eight Black Men" Part 1 - David Sedaris (Live At Carnegie Hall)
"Six to Eight Black Men" Part 2 - David Sedaris (Live At Carnegie Hall)
"Six to Eight Black Men" Part 3 - David Sedaris (Live At Carnegie Hall)

"Repeat After Me" Part 1 - David Sedaris (Live At Carnegie Hall)
"Repeat After Me" Part 2 - David Sedaris (Live At Carnegie Hall)
"Repeat After Me" Part 3 - David Sedaris (Live At Carnegie Hall)

*EDIT: Totally forgot to mention the ever-important "You Should Lust" section of the sidebar. That was a tough, tough list to make. So many candidates, so little sidebar space. As you can see, we got Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Katherine Heigl, Autumn Reeser, Kristen Bell, and Kristin Kreuk. Some honorable mentions that didn't make the cut: Stacy Keibler, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba. Anyways, click on the thumbnails and it'll take you to their fanpage galleries. Who would be on your "lust list"?

Musical Monday

Okay, big disclaimer on this Musical Monday: I am ashamed to have watched a marathon of the Hills; I am very depressed to have enjoyed it.

Maybe I've been worn down by the awfulness that is this summer's tv season, but I watched my first episode of the show last night and could not stop. It's such a horrible, horrible show. Yet so freakin awesome. I get to watch the "drama" unfold in the lives of the douchebags I see at LA bars, without having to be friends with them. Seriously, why are the guys on these shows such douches?? But I suppose the hot girls help. That Whitney girl at Teen Vogue actually seems quite pleasant.

Another show I've grown to love: It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Before this season, I had mixed opinions. Mostly "kinda amusing", but there have been some awesome high points: "Underage Drinking: A National Concern" and "Charlie Wants an Abortion". However, Season Two's been non-stop HEE-larious and has gotten better with every episode. This past week's ep, "Hundred Dollar Baby", was the funniest one yet. My favorite part about the show is Charlie Day, he steals every scene. If they run out of material, they could just have him read lines in a high-pitched voice and I'd watch every week.

Lastly, Entourage fell off the rails for a bit there with the Dom episodes. One of the worst guest characters ever introduced.. on par with Oliver and Johnny on the OC. But the show got back on track with the past two eps. I think I previously posted an outdated version of "Keep Me In Your Mind" by the Koreans. I apologize.. I'd last seen them at CMJ '03 and hadn't really kept up to date on their going-ons. The new version sounds way better, you can find it below along with the other tunes:

Entourage - "Dominated"
"Feel Good Inc." - Gorillaz
"Banquet" - Bloc Party

Entourage - "Guys and Doll"
"Cobrastyle" - Teddybears Stockholm feat. Mad Cobra

Entourage - "Crash and Burn"
"Keep Me In Your Mind" - the Koreans

the Hills - "Boyfriends and Work Don't Mix"
"Loose Ends" - Imogen Heap
"Anysound" - the Vines

the Hills - "Jason's Birthday"
"The Great Escape" - We Are Scientists
"The Adventure" - Angels & Airwaves

the Hills - "Lauren and Jason, Take 2"
"Secret Heart" - Feist, originally by Ron Sexsmith

the Hills - "An Unexpected Call"
"Hide Another Mistake" - the 88
"Are You Gonna Kiss Or Wave Goodbye?" - Spouse
"Over My Head (Cable Car)" - The Fray

the Hills - "A Change of Plans"
"Shut Your Eyes" - Shout Out Louds
"California" - Rufus Wainwright

the Hills - "New City, New Drama"
"Juicy" - Better Than Ezra
"Banquet" - Bloc Party
"Feels Just Like It Should" - Jamiroquai