Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Twilight Zone: the Movie Opening

I'm watching the original Twilight Zone (and it excellent audio commentaries) on blu-ray and reading Albert Brooks' new novel "Twenty-Thirty". So this scene has been on my mind. "Twilight Zone: the Movie" was a WHT fixture in the early 80's and I saw it twenty times before I ever watched an episode of the tv show. I'm guessing John Landis did this, since he directed the first section and cast Dan Aykroyd two years after "the Blues Brothers". The deep blacks are also a giveaway.

I'm also convinced 94% of this is improv. It's just too natural. And notice Albert's lyrics to the National Geographic theme. Every line is hilarious.

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This episode taught me two things; to pay close attention to Albert Brooks and to fear the song "The Midnight Special". And I do.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Talking Funny

It's my birthday. Here's your present. Ricky Gervais. Jerry Seinfeld. Chris Rock. Louis CK.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mysterio premiere

I haven't posted much lately. But I am tweeting a lot which you can see on the right. As the internet becomes more and more social, there seems to be less and less reasons to keep a blog that people need to go and visit. This blog does automatically update to Facebook so it's not completely stuck in 2005.

And I intend to use this blog to post larger stories and bigger news than 140 characters can tell. Here's one:

I'm finally in a band I enjoy out here and we're finally playing a show. Three hours of classic rock, grunge and metal. If you like songs I like, I will be playing the songs I like. Should be a great night!