Archive for June, 2009

American Remakes Rant? (Let the Right One In)
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

At GeekTyrant.com, MRBLACK posted about “the American remake of *Let The Right One In*”:http://geektyrant.com/2009/06/unnecessary-remake-alert-let-the-right-one-in/, and he’s being a bit of an ass about it. *Let The Right One In* was one of the best movies of 2008, and it received as much support in the US as you can reasonably expect from a subtitled Swedish […]

DVD New Releases – 6/30/2009
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, June 29, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) It seems the entertainment industry is not very interested in entertaining me this week. * “The Education of Charlie Banks”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0783515/ – The directorial debut of Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst never made it to […]

Chilling in Pompano Beach
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By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, June 26, 2009

We’re attending a wedding of a friend in Pompano Beach, FL this weekend. On the plane over we found this awesome recipe in the in-flight magazine, which we promptly tore out thereby depriving the next commuter of delicious meat and alcohol pleasures.    Mike- you need to research the possibility of tomato-infused vodka. We’re relying […]

Fuming at AT&T
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I’m trying to be understanding about the whole thing, but every time I look more into it, the madder I become. Sure, AT&T has to be concerned about their bottom line, but I’ve been doing the math and if _my_ bottom line is improved by kicking them to the curb then they really need to […]

DVD New Release – 6/23/2009
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, June 22, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) It’s a poor list this week. There’s definitely a dry spell for video discs right now. * “Waltz with Bashir”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1185616/ – I didn’t see this movie in theaters because an “NPR interview with […]

My Father, The Musician
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By etrigan - Last updated: Sunday, June 21, 2009

For most of my life, I thought of my mother as the musical parent. She played both guitar and piano, checked out albums when we made trips to the library, and was always singing. During the holidays, she was the one who went to sing and play in the folk-music circle at a friend’s house. […]

Live Music Complaint From Live Music Task Force Member
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Props to the Austin American Statesman for putting the audio from “the 911 call”:http://is.gd/14xV5 that “shut down Shady Grove”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2009/06/12/4533/ on their website (Austin360). The audio even includes the caller giving his name. I can empathize with Mr. Trainer since the music does seem pretty loud, but when you live just across the street, and up […]

DVD New Releases – 6/16/2009
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, June 15, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) * “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057012/ – How is it that *Strangelove*, which was Kubrick’s most controversial film on its release, is his least controversial […]

Death Knell of the Live Music Capital of the World
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By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, June 12, 2009

Many Austinites have been stewing over sound ordinances, and it looks like things are coming to a full boil. The “initial laws”:http://www.nonoise.org/lawlib/cities/austin.htm, in 1994, were written with a reasonable intent to keep noise pollution to a minimum. They were eventually tweaked to include specific rules about decibel levels, and “recent changes”:http://www.austinsound.net/2009/04/16/did-city-council-surreptitiously-screw-live-music-in-austin/ went so far as […]

DVD New Releases – 6/9/2009
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, June 8, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) * “Gran Torino”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1205489/ – After Eastwood ripped out my joy with *Million Dollar Baby* I didn’t feel he deserved my trust, so I’ve been holding out on seeing *Gran Torino* until the “this […]

MYO Eye Chart
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, June 4, 2009

Screw haiku, challenge yourself to create a phrase that fits on an eye chart.

DVD New Releases – 6/2/2009 (and 5/26/2009)
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) I feel bad this list is late…again, and missing a week…but I took the slow train to L.A., taking over a week to get there and back, returning Tuesday, and I have been […]