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May 25, 2005

Season Hubley finale.

Still obsessed with CBC radio. If I was actually Canadian, I'd probably be lukewarm about it, the way a lot of Americans are about NPR. You know: "It's okay, but what's with all that pomposity and culture-steering?" But as it is, most weekday night's it's "After Hours" and "Brave New Waves" that simmer quietly as I'm trying to fall asleep. And that accentuates the modulation mystery of the radio. I'll be fading in and out to Köln Concert, then fall asleep, then wake up at like 3 in the morning and Patty Schmidt's playing a set of backwards German sandwich bag pop.

Styrofoam blueprints for Brendan's turnover

Because of stuff like this, this, this, and this, "Anthology: This Station is Non-Operational really makes you miss the focused intensity of [At the Drive-In's] salad days."

Let's get primpy

"'Feel that beat/And get up off your seat' - it's a coed kissing party in the executive men's room, and you're on the list."

Summer movie soundtrack roundup

Lords of Dogtown
"They were California longhairs, wild children, hotdog surfers, teenagers. But in pools and on streets, Santa Monica's Zephyr Skate Team invented modern-day freestyle skateboarding."

Longest Yard
"...T.I.'s "Bounce Like This" is a standout. The soundtrack has some filler, too - Nelly takes a knee on the believe-in-yourself pop-rap ballad "Fly Away" - but it's mostly a solid set, particularly if you're a fan of the Derrty roster. Longest Yard figures out a way to win."

Actresses, milk, sugar, and soul

Juliette & the Licks, You're Speaking My Language
"Juliette Lewis isn't a celebrity, you know. She's more like the lank-haired girl in gray acid-wash and unbloused high tops: cute enough in the rec room light, but she wouldn't warrant your Iron Maiden bar money if you met her at a carnival. Even bad girls won't, but she will."

Hard Lessons, Gasoline
"No offense to the Funk Brothers, but trundling out Joan Osbourne to wail through 'Heatwave' for the Sunday evening panini crowd just doesn't seem that soulful anymore."

JTL

Posted by Johnny Loftus at May 25, 2005 10:14 AM

Comments (1)

Kristy:

Johnny, I used to love Brave New Waves and the music show on weekend nights, Nightlines. But now when I drive to Canada, as soon as I cross the border the tone of CBC radio irritates me -- it seems cozily self-congratulatory and everyone is laughing at jokes that aren't funny. Weird, eh? Whatever you grow up with, you end up alienated from.