Wednesday, July 20, 2005

red wine or mud, either way it looks like blood

I've got two new hockey posts over at the other place today. One about 2004's top draft pick Alexander Ovechkin, and the other about the NHL free agency zoo that's about to open for business on Friday.

I'm really wishing that October would hurry up and get here. That way, I'll be able to stop thing about the NHL as a theoretical concept and see it as a reality.

My work schedule changed a little bit this week, so I have today off, and I'll have to close on Monday night. That works out for me because I'll have more hours, and I'll have two opportunities for Bring a Neglected Record to Work Night©. I've had fun with that, so I wanna keep it going as long as I can. I'm actually starting to run out of really exciting ideas, though. I guess I'll have to bring the entire Jesus & Mary Chain catalog, one record at a time. Stuff like that.

Tonight I've got two movies waiting for me. I'll probably make Zoolander the movie for tonight. I know it's gotta be retarded, but Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson crack me up. I don't think I'm in the mood for something serious tonight. I still may skip the Netflix movies and watch one of my own. Because of a conversation I had with someone last week, I want to see Holy Grail again. Because of the Mark Kozelek show the other day, I want to see Almost Famous again. He plays the bassist in Stillwater. I adore both of those movies and I could watch them again and again, so I may do one or the other tonight.

now playing:
The Wedding Present -- Saturnalia
The Wedding Present Saturnalia


Xtian said...

Do you have the directors cut of Almost Famous? It's been on my must see list for awhile, as I've heard it makes an already good movie great.

doug said...

It's really great - seems that usually those "Directors Cuts" are kinda useless and don't really add much to the movie - but for Almost Famous, there's some pretty great dialogue that's added in the cut. check it out...

d-lee said...

Yeah. It's wicked awesome. If I remember correctly, my favorite scene in the movie was not included in the theatrical release. The one where Russell pulls William aside at the San Diego show. They have a brief exchange where Russell tells him (in a nutshell) that "It's not what you put in. It's what you leave out. That's rock-n-roll". I love that scene for a number of reasons. One of which is that we get to see Russell putting a little bit of faith and trust in William. Without that little scene, which may last one minute, Russell is 100% hostile towards William. Maybe slightly hostile, but hostile nonetheless.