Thursday, May 26, 2016
-those are some very lightly tapped bongos
--if you haven't been to the Crystal Ballroom 80's dance party, you absolutely should
---so weird and magical
----prepare for your lizard brain to be happy all day
-----would have been an amazing Catwoman. Probably would still be, if DC could actually commit to Dark Knight Returns instead of taking half-measures.
Posted by Ben at 5/26/2016 03:37:00 AM
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
As the video says, X-Men was the 2nd best superhero cartoon of our youth--it had a scary groundwater of the government as enemy, terrific villains, and trusted kids with multi-episode arcs. Apocalypse legitimately frightened me as a child. A lot of baddies had comically fey voices, which made them seem temporary impediments to the world order, but there was something anti-theist about Apocalypse. As with Batman: The Animated Series, X-Men invited us into a bigger, more dangerous world and it was mesmerizing. My brothers and I actually rented some X-Men VHS tapes from a Hawthorne Hollywood video back in like 2008, but they were so shredded by time. I think we were curious how much of it held up. I can only imagine what their experience with the show would have been, being younger. I'm a little nervous to go see it this weekend, because I'll actually have skin in the game, caring as I do about the storyline.
"I AM NOT MALEVOLENT. I SIMPLY AM."
HOLY SHIT STILL SCARY!!!
Props to the Shakespearean actor:
Posted by Ben at 5/25/2016 05:52:00 PM
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
-couldn't wait til Friday
---they have some of my favorite guitar tone ever
----love how uptempo it is
-----he's still got the chops, maybe just needs to work with younger people? I think he'd sound great with CHVRCHES
Posted by Ben at 5/24/2016 05:50:00 AM