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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Jethro Tull - Nothing is Easy: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 - CD

Nothing Is Easy: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970I've never really listened to Jethro Tull, except for stuff that comes on the radio. All I have to say after listening to this one is "wow!" I wish all music could be as free-flowing as this. The drummer on this is amazing, too.

I realize this is not Jethro's most important album, but it was the only one I could find on my digital music service.

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The Guardian

Review: * * *

Seen at the theater.

Official website

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The Police - Live! - CD


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Our Lady Peace - Healthy in Paranoid Times: CD

Healthy In Paranoid Times

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Monday, October 09, 2006

Star Wars Holiday Special

Star Wars Holiday Special

This is the long-lost SW Holiday Special. Even though I was the target audience for when this came out (I think in '77), I somehow missed it. It's probably a good thing, since this is obviously a TV network trying to cash in on the Star Wars phenomenon.

Thanks to YouTube, we can now watch this.
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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

V for Vendetta - DVD

V for Vendetta (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition)Rating: * * * 1/2

Those Wachowski brothers know how to make interesting movies. Of course, this one is based on a graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Loyd, and those Matrix makers didn't direct this time. Natalie Portman shows once again that she can act (unlike her recent Star Wars performances), and Hugo Weaving gets to act behind a mask most of the time (this made me realize how much of an actor's craft is embodied in their voice and delivery).

This dystopian vision not unlike "1984" or "Brazil," also weaves in the post 9/11 world.

V for Vendetta

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Vertical Horizon: Go - CD

I just started listening to this band the other day. The guitar riff from the first song "When You Cry" is amazing. It sounds like it's in odd time, but I think it's just in 4/4 time. Unfortunately, the more I listened to this song and others, I realized the lyrics just weren't up to the level of the music. It'll be interesting to see if Neil Peart's (Rush drummer) lyrics and drumming on three songs on the next Vertical Horizon CD make things any different. I'll give this a few more listens.

Go: Music: Vertical Horizon

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