Saturday, February 27, 2016
I like it a lot, though the only scene I'd insist you watch is Episode 4, around the 4:30 mark where Gus' friends perform their jam session for the theme song of Perfect Storm. Like Master of None*, Love makes hay with the friend group and the relationship stuff is the right blend of truthful, painful and awkward; on the whole has a very similar balance of humanity and humor.
Rust was in a great band with Harris Wittels that you should check out--the songs are funny but performed with a lot of soul.
Gillian is great and Paul Rust--one of my favorite recurring guests on Comedy Bang Bang--is fantastic:
*Master of None addressed more issues--family, work and race--than Love managed to and I cop to be majorly prejudiced primarily because MoN prepetuated the lie that Father John Misty is a musician anyone should give a shit about. Honestly, the way that episode kept repeating his name was eerily reminiscent of how the show Nashville named-dropped The Lumineers like a dozen times in one episode. It smells like lawyers or agents are involved...anyway, my internal ombudsman wanted that clearly stated.
Posted by Ben at 2/27/2016 02:41:00 PM
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
If you need an audiobook or seven, I highly recommend Ray Porter's performances of the Raymond Chandler Philip Marlowe books. I've gone through five this month. Chandler is a fantastic writer and I'm ashamed it took me three decades to learn that.
Posted by Ben at 2/24/2016 04:08:00 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Nah, this thing is a fucking chore. He's got some really good production and great guest spots, but his own performances negate just about every song- Waves is the only keeper. Alright, now I gotta remember to cancel this stupid TIDAL account.
Posted by Ben at 2/21/2016 07:11:00 PM