Monday, November 20, 2006

He's Back

Colt McCoy was back at practice today for Texas, having been cleared yesterday by team doctors to get back to business.

Colt's comments on the injury:

"It was really frustrating to be on the sideline," McCoy said. "I had a good doctor's appointment [Sunday]. I'm excited to be back at practice this week. I worked really hard this week in the training room to get myself back and ready and get my strength back."

And on the game this Friday:

"In my family there's some Aggies," he said. "I hate to say that."

There's a good chance someone took that last quote out of context, but I still think it's great.

Longhorns QB McCoy cleared to play vs. Texas A&M [ESPN]

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Zombies and Gobelins, or Art I Heart...

I was just looking at a slide show of Parisian photography. Does that make me culturally aware, pretentious, or just bored? Anyway, I found this photograph and I really like it, and yet, it somewhat creeps me out:

“Avenue des Gobelins” (1925) by Eugène Atget

Also, I saw this album in Waterloo Records yesterday, and I almost bought it solely on the basis of its title and artwork:

Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! by Hellogoodbye


Sunday, October 29, 2006

Jenny Lewis and Twins

Jenny Lewis played a great show at Stubbs on Monday night. Lewis, the Watson Twins, and her band played a set that brought a fullness to Rabbit Fur Coat, both in sound and stage presence. They also unveiled some new music, my favorite of which is a song called Acid Tongue [savefile]:

"I went to a cobbler
to fix a hole in my shoe
He took one look at my face
and said, 'I can fix that hole in you.'

I beg your pardon,
I'm not lookin' for a cure,
seen enough of my friends
in the depths of the godsick blues

You know I am a liar
You know I am a liar
Nobody helps a liar

The recording of Acid Tongue is from the NPR Live Concert Series. You can listen to the whole of her set here.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Aces of Diamond

They did the improbable.

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Tigers of Detroit 4-2 tonight to win the World Series 3 games to 1. It's been 24 long years (the span of my life to this point) since our last championship. Needless to say, I'm fairly excited.

The Pumkin to Prove it.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Lost As Sin

I decided tonight that Lost is a lot like sin. It's interesting and exciting on the front end, but never fails to leave you feeling empty and confused by the end.

I watched the latest installment tonight, along with 10.6 million other poor, strung-along souls. I go back and forth on the artistic merits of Lost. At first I found myself amazed by the labyrinth of a plot the creators of the show have designed; there's nothing quite like this show for stirring up conversation and keeping people up at night reading plot theories on obscure websites.

Of late, though, I've started to wonder if the show really has an intricate plot, or if it's just being mysterious for mystery's sake, throwing around black smoke and polar bears, trying to convince us that there's a logical explanation to everything, and that maybe if we just thought about it a little harder... when in reality a bunch of writers are sitting around a table trying to figure out some semi-plausible way to connect the dots, inevitably deciding it would be easier for now to add a few more instead of drawing any lines.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Progress in Black & White

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

We All Tube

I'm probably one of the last bloggers to stick some YouTube clips in a post and call it done. But sometimes there's good to be found in the status quo.

CLIP #1: The Bottle Rocket Short: Wes Anderson's (ridiculously good) film started out as a short, shot on black and white film. Which makes it feel a lot darker, and well shorter. You'll recognize some scenes nearly identical to ones that made it into the feature length. One of my favorite parts is at the beginning and involves a conversation between Dignan (Owen Wilson) and Anthony (Luke Wilson) about an episode of Starsky and Hutch...

CLIP #2: Square One: Does anyone remember this show? Fast forward halfway through for a very special treat - Mathnet. I love Mathnet. Love it...