Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sleepy Eyes and the slummy millionare

So this weekend I went to see Sleepy Eyes of Death at Nuemos in Seattle. I had read many a good review of this band in the Stranger of both their live shows and recordings. When I listened to the bands myspace page as I am right now, I thought the synth sounds were very Kraftwerk/ Depeche Mode 1980's analog sounds. I personally don't connect that with the shoegaze moniker I kept seeing in the reviews and interviews with the band. They filled the stage with smoke and had floor lights too illuminate the band, which was cool to look at for all of 5 mins then I was bored. Live they seemed not so electronic and not very shoegazy.

On Monday we also went to see "Slumdog Millionare". It was much better than Sleepy Eyes were and lived up to all the hype. I still like "The Wrestler" for the Oscar, but Slumdog is a close second.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Wrestler

So Friday night after work, my wife and I went to see, "The Wrestler". It is full of great performances. The movie captures not just those performances, but also the feel of their enviroment so well. The strip club,the trailer park, the school gyms and Elks clubs that the matches are held in. It was a very complete movie. If you get a chance go asap.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Big TV

So having been sick for too many days as well as having a block from ideas to write about, I haven't talked about our new TV. I took some of my bonus money this year and bought a new TV for the house. We jumped from a 27 in CRT to a 42 in 1080p LCD. The difference is quite amazing. I highly recommend the switch if you are thinking of investing in a television the newer HDTV's look very good and quite a few are coming down in price. It looks great when I play video games as well.

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impacttestdummy at the Mercury

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sick in 2009

So I have had a cold for the last few days and it sucks. Its one of those kind that won't let go. I have been trying to be good and do everything I can to get it to go away, but it just holds on. Cough Cough. sniffle.