Sunday, January 13, 2008

Random Thoughts on Random Things

I haven't had a lot of time to update this lately. It's been a while since I've been on here. You know how Time Fades Away...or so Neil Young said. Here's a whole mess of my recent ruminations:

Graphic Novels: I've been on a real spree with these lately. My evening ritual has been to knock down a couple while listening to my favorite recent CD (more on that later.) My recent favorite GN's are: Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, and Fables. There are many others. Maybe I'll go into detail later.

Music: Radiohead. I loved Radiohead from the first time I heard "Creep" on the radio back in the 90's. Then I saw them play it on Conan O'Brien and was even more blown away. (Thom Yorke, seriously...sometimes it looks like it hurts to be him.) I've been a fan ever since. Like the best of musicians, they have evolved over the years. Their newest work "In Rainbows" has been in heavy rotation around here. I've often used their recent albums as background while reading comics, and I'm continuing that with this one. But, this new album goes beyond that and has a more versatile sound than recent efforts. I can't really put it into words, so check it out yourself.

Movies: Aside from Doctor Who, I haven't really watched anything lately.

Toys. DC Universe! Oh, DC brothers, where art thou? I think I would have an easier time finding the holy grail than finding all of these. So far after covering 4 Targets and a couple hundred miles, I've come up with two. Orion rules. Awesome. Classic, near-Kirby style...not over-buff like recent depictions. Batman is O.K....but not great. He seems top heavy, like his legs are too small.

So that's all until I get something to write about. Don't hold your breath! I won't be responsible for any deaths by suffocation.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Spider-man's "One More Day" and Phil Collins--what a way to start the new year!?!

Anybody read the finale of Spider-man's One More Day storyline? I did. I'm not going to spend a lot of time here complaining about it. Complaining would imply that I understood what the frak just happened.

All I can say is what's going through my head.

Genesis songs.

Yes, that aging progressive rock band that unleashed both Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel on the world. (Which one has done more damage? Time will tell.) Anyway, the story left me in a "Land of Confusion" and thinking "there must be some Misunderstanding." Is Joe Quesadilla Quesada "Throwing it All Away?" Or is this a great chance to "Turn It On Again?" Should we run out "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" and cry to our "Mama?" Hopefully nobody is driven to commit crimes like "Robbery, Assault, and Battery."

Usually "I Know What I Like." But this time, I'm going to have to wait and see how things play out in the long run.