Archive for September 2010

Episode Reviews - Undercovers and Hawaii 5-0

Episode Reviews - Undercovers and Hawaii 5-0
Hawaii 5-0 continues to get better each week.  On the other hand “Undercovers,” the spy drama from “LOST” producer J.J. Abrams needs to be deep-sixed.  Undercovers, simply under performs I rarely write about movies or shows that are bad, preferring to take the high road when it comes to doling out praise, and simply ignoring... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Andy's Chest" by Lou Reed

Song Of The Day – “Andy’s Chest” by Lou Reed from the 1972 album “Transformer” From the album that gave us classics like “Perfect Day,” “Viscous” and, of course, “Walk On The Wild Side,” comes the song “Andy Chest.” Back in ’72, Reed’s career was in question…yes, he had one of the most influential bands... Read more »

Roger Waters Revisited

The Roger Waters run of four shows at the United Center is still setting of seismographs all over town.  I heard from quite a few people who took in at least one of these fabulous concerts.  When I went last Tuesday, my friend and I ran into two members of the Bulls front office staff. ... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Hitchhiker" by Neil Young from "Le Noise"

Song Of The Day – “Hitchhiker” by Neil Young from the 2010 album “Le Noise” It’s been a while since Neil has put out anything as gripping as this track from his new Daniel Lanois-produced album. The song is reminiscent of the “Trans” track “Like An Inca,” going as far as referencing it in the... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Hitchhiker" by Neil Young from "Le Noise"

Song Of The Day – “Hitchhiker” by Neil Young from the 2010 album “Le Noise” It’s been a while since Neil has put out anything as gripping as this track from his new Daniel Lanois-produced album. The song is reminiscent of the “Trans” track “Like An Inca,” going as far as referencing it in the... Read more »

Movie Review - Wall Street 2 (Money Never Sleeps)

Movie Review - Wall Street 2  (Money Never Sleeps)
by David Schuster Laboeuf and Douglas in Wall Street 2 Movie sequels are rarely as good as the originals. There have been some isolated examples where the follow ups have been as good such as the Godfather trilogy but those are few and far between.  “Wall Street 2 (Money Never Sleeps)” was no where as... Read more »
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More Musings about - of Montreal

Since I didn’t have any great inspiration to write about today, I wanted to return to sing more praise for one of my new favorite bands – of Montreal.  Actually, I was watching the Bears-Packers game yesterday, so all TV programs and DVD viewing got put on hold.  Many of my sports writer colleagues will... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "I Love To Singa" by Owl Jolson

Song Of The Day – “I Love To Singa” by Owl Jolson from the 1936 Merrie Melodies cartoon of the same name. This song was written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg originally for the film “The Singing Kid” where it was performed by Cab Calloway and Al Jolson. Then it was adapted for this... Read more »

Monday Morning QB - of Montreal, Detroit 187, and more Burn Notice

Leading off: I’m not sure if I will ever find the words to adequately describe what I saw on Saturday at the Riviera Theater.  It was rock. It was pop.  It was dance. It was art. It was pop-rock-dance-art, I suppose.  It was like the circus had come to town. At times it reminded me... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed" by David Bowie

Song of the Day – “Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed” by David Bowie from the album “Man Of Words, Man Of Music.”  This songs hails from what many feel was Bowie’s first real album, although in reality by 1969 when it came out he was already a veteran who had been releasing unsuccessful records since... Read more »
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