Friday, September 26, 2008

The Proposal

Well played Jim. Well played.

PS I loved how this scene was shot. The rain. the gas station. The busy highway. Reminded me of why I like this show so much. The writers do such a good job with balancing the laughable absurdness that makes the show so funny with just enough elements of humanity and drama that I feel an actual connection with the characters. It really serves to make moments such as these that much more poignant and meaningful.

PSS What does the fact that I have emotional investments in fictional TV characters say about me? Not sure I really want to know. I am content with my bliss.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sang Yoon - From Your Stomach To Your Ears

In case you didn't know, KCRW has this little program called The Guest DJ Project where "popular" personalities are invited to select 5 or 6 songs they would like to play. One of the various KCRW DJs then leads a discussion of the chosen songs and interviews the guest. Each segment lasts about 12 minutes or so. Over the last couple of months, I have really enjoyed these little programs.

Recently, September 3rd to be exact, the guest DJ was Sang Yoon. Faithful readers of this blog may recognize Sang Yoon as the creator of the inimitable Father's Office. Needless to say, I was quite excited to see what songs Sang Yoon would choose for his segment. I am happy to report that I was not disappointed. Here is a quick summary of what he chose:

1.) U2 - Unforgettable Fires
2.) Helen Stellar - IO
3.) Radiohead - Bulletproof
4.) Band of Horses - St. Augustine
5.) Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)

I was a little put off when I learned that the set was led off by U2. I'll be honest, I am not the biggest U2 fan. However, after hearing Sang Yoon's explanation for why he chose U2 I decided to not hold it against him because of the sentimental place U2 holds in his heart. Also, I respect the fact that he chose a song off an album prior to Joshua Tree which kind of adds a level of OG-ness to Sang Yoon. Plus, I kind of enjoy a few songs off War and even Boy. Wow, who would have thought that I would have defended U2 like this? Maybe I am just blinded by my adoration of Mr. Yoon.

The rest of Sang Yoon's choices were excellent in my opinion. I love Radiohead, Band of Horses, and Arcade Fire. I had never heard of Helen Stellar but I really enjoyed the song that was played and plan on purchasing the album.

Overall, it was a really solid set. I also thought it was cool that Sang Yoon personally chooses the music played at the Father's Office locations. Really what I am trying to say with this post is that my love affair with Father's Office not only continues but is now stronger than ever. In fact, I will probably be stopping by for a burger and sweet potato fries tonight.

Click here to stream or download a copy of the Sang Yoon Guest DJ program. A transcript of the show is available at that link as well.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Down With People

Many moons ago I posted about the greatness that was last year's Mack Dawg Productions release of we're people too! Well, this year's MDP release titled Down With People looks to be all that and a bag of chips as well. 

How can you go wrong with NWA? You can't. Looks like MDP is still on top. Even after all these years. It's been what, like 20 years now? Word to your Moms.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google Chrome

I am trying out the new Google Chrome web browser today and so far I am liking it. It seems to load web pages really fast and I like the clean look of the browser. After a couple of hours of use I am a fan. Not sure if I am ready to give up Firefox yet but I will definitely keep using Chrome for at least a couple more days to see if I fully acclimate to it. Click here to download your own copy of Chrome and try it out for yourself.