The title to every one of my blog entries just happens to be the musical choice of the day. My daily musical choices can be a little on the obsessive compulsive side.
Unless I’m going on a trip, I only take one CD or tape with me. As I have explained before and will again for you newcomers, if I were to have an accident where everything is a total loss… Then I will be out only one CD or tape from my collection.
I just can’t be rolling down the highways with 30 or even 60 CD’s everyday. I think about accidents. God knows I’ve been in quite a few.
I also think about Roxy being broken into and losing those cherished CD’s to a thief.
I’m very protective about my music collection. I’m a whore for anything free, but if you try to take even one CD away from me… I will come at you like a bear protecting her cub.
Today’s musical selection was a mix tape that I made for Chip Kinney back around 1997 or so. At the end of every month, we would swap mix tapes. I would listen to them before giving them up and if they were damn good, I would dub myself a copy.
This particular selection was one of the first word association/theme collections. It worked out rather nicely with drops from television shows and films to break things up occasionally.
--I found the time to watch a couple of DVD’s from Netflix recently… First up, The Messengers.
The Messengers is one of those classic ghost stories that will creep you the "F" out! I’m telling you… At times, it gave me the chills. Gooseflesh would pop out all over my arms… And that’s a great thing!
Rarely do horror movies give me that reaction. The only other one that comes to mind is The Blair Witch Project.
I’m a firm believer in the “less seen is scarier” mentality and The Messengers keeps right along with that philosophy. And it’s a PG-13 rated film!
It’s a creepy good time that kind of falls apart at the end. You see it coming, but because the film is so well made, you want to think the film turns out to be smarter than the end looming ahead.
Regardless, I have to grade the film overall… And I gave The Messengers 4 out of 5 stars on Netflix.
Last night, I sat down with alcohol in hand to watch Martin Scorsese’s The King Of Comedy. After the season premiere of My Name Is Earl of course.
I just haven’t had too much luck when it came to Scorsese’s films made in the 70’s. The King Of Comedy was released in 1983. So I felt a little safer with choosing that DVD.
I remember when it came out; everyone was praising the performance from Jerry Lewis. And for the most part, that’s why I wanted no part of it. Jerry Lewis films always grated my nerves like sandpaper on eyeballs. But DAMN… If they weren’t right. Lewis was great! Hell! The whole "F’ing" movie was great!
It’s a great satirical film about an obsessive comic (De Niro) that wants to become a talk show host like his hero, Jerry Langford (Lewis). When he’s not trying to work his way into Langford’s office, Pupkin is in his mother’s basement pretending to be on a show with his idol. He even politely breaks in Langford’s home as if he’s a houseguest that’s going to spend the night.
And I must say… Liza Minelli had a great performance as a cardboard cutout. It was so good, that her name appears in the final credits.
I gave The King Of Comedy all 5 stars! I highly recommend it.
If you see it, keep an eye out for Martin Scorsese who makes a quick appearance in the film.
--I haven’t done this in a long while, but here’s the Netflix buddy call out… Feel free to add me to your buddy list… firstname.lastname@example.org
And here’s the song list from today’s musical selection. Yes, the song from MC Pooh is hilarious. I’m prepared to send an MP3 of it to anyone who requests a copy.