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March 30th, 2004

weezer

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Even though their stage antics dragged at times (causing the set to be about an hour and a half), I liked the Unicorns show. They started with an animatronic Santa that was hacked to say bad things and ended with a staged fight, told stories in between songs, railed against Nestle, and, after some deliberation, dealt with a heckler/annoying guy ("just because it's an all ages show doesn't mean you're allowed to act like a four-year-old").

I was entertained, though I would've preferred to be less crowded. It should also be noted that weeknight crowds are much more interesting. Or at least Monday night Unicorns crowds. From a hipster anthropology perspective.

Contrary to the notice posted on the front door, camera crews from the Travel Channel were not present at the Crocodile Cafe.
i am not a stuffed tiger.

excellent.

Freestyle Walking, Traceour, Freerunning . . .
"It is the most primal X-sport you can do," Mr. Corkery said. "You don't have to spend money for gear — except for a pair of trainers. You need an open mind, and away you go." [nyt]

Freestyle walking. Profiled in the New York Times through the lens of "clans" of american teenagers, the Street Ninjas and Gravity Pac, who are planning the first United States parkour summit in New York this Saturday.
i am not a stuffed tiger.

best show ever?

My So-Called Life is going to be re-run on Noggin starting on April 2. This is great news for people like me who haven't been willing to pay the $74 for the DVDs.

Sarah Bunting, one of the founders of the fantastic Television Without Pity writes about the sweet perfection of the show's limited run for MSNBC:
All of the storylines live in limbo now, their outcomes forever uncertain, but in its own way, that’s perfect.  If you want to believe Graham and Amber, Rayanne’s mom, would have hooked up and then adopted Rickie, hey, nobody can prove you wrong.[msnbc]

Fate conspires against my thoughts of canceling cable.