Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Highly Recommended


Monday, January 19, 2015

Favorite 2014 Comedy: Albums and Specials

Good
16. Chad Daniels- Natural Selection
15. Jim Gaffigan- Obsessed
14. Mark Normand- Still Got It
13. Nick Offerman- American Ham
12. Cameron Esposito- Same Sex Symbol
11. Bob Odenkirk- Amateur Hour

Very Good
10. Ted Alexandro- I Did It
9. Hannibal Buress- Live in Chicago
8. Nick Vatterot- For Amusement Only
7. Hari Kondabolu- Waiting For 2042
6. Max Silvestri- King Piglet

Great
5. Dan St. Germain- Bad at the Good Times
4. Chris Gethard- My Comedy Album (seen live)
3. Patton Oswalt- Comedy Plus Tragedy Equals Time
2. Sarah Silverman- We Are Miracles

All-Timer
1. Chelsea Peretti- One of the Greats

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Scott was not pulling your leg-- Muppets Most Wanted probably their best movie ever


Monday, December 29, 2014

Anybody else definitely not watch The Interview yet?


I dug it. I could have actually used more vamping; it seems like Franco-Rogen may stick to the script a little more tightly when they don't have a dozen of their best friends to bounce stuff off.  Steph pointed out at least two great parts from the trailer were excised from the final cut.  The editorial discipline might help them connect with a wider audience, but I'm hoping there's a significantly extended version that will be available at some point soon.  Love these incorrigible bastards.

2014 Albums: Not Feeling It

Want to like all these records.  Goes from least to most disappointing. Not even gonna waste time italicizing and bolding.


The Hold Steady- Teeth Dreams
Robyn- Do it Again
Moonface- City Wrecker
Ryan Adams- Ryan Adams
Grouper- Ruins
Sam Smith- In the Lonely Hour
Peaking Lights- Cosmic Voices
Perfume Genius- Too Bright
Jenny Hval & Susanna- Meshes of Voices
Sun Kil Moon- Benji
St. Paul & the Broken Bones (boring on record, embarrassing live, NPR is the worst)
Prince- Art Official Age
Flying Lotus- You're Dead
Ben Frost- Aurora
Prince (3rdEyeGirl)- PlectrumElectrum
Nmesh- Dream Sequins