Sorry for the in-between time. I just didn’t feel like blogging. Not like there’s a devoted fan base salivating for my next blog. I need to pick up The Punisher, Jersey Girl, and Clerks. X 10th Anniversary 3 Disc Special Edition sometime soon…perhaps this weekend. I watched Starsky and Hutch and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning last night. Starsky had its moments. Ginger was pretty good, but not as good as its predecessor, Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed. Tonight I shall sup on Alex Proyas’s quirky rock band comedy Garage Days. Anything from the man that directed The Crow, Dark City, and yes the I-enjoyed-it I, Robot is worth my attention. The official website is at http://www.foxsearchlight.com/garagedays
And in the “YES! YES! YES!” dept., Regal Entertainment Group’s Savannah 10 will start showing the following movie this Friday!
Head on over to the official website at http://www.beforesunset.com for all your indie romance film needs.
And here in Savannah last week, two things in the radio world happened: Cumulus Broadcasting’s lame-duck schizophrenic Hot Adult Contemporary WZAT-FM (“Z102 – Savannah’s Best Variety”) flipped back to the format it failed at in 2001, Top 40, as “Z102 – All The Hits!” And if you guessed it sounds stale and boring, you’re right! Lame website ahead : http://www.wzat.com
Meanwhile Triad Broadcasting, known locally as Adventure Radio Group, flipped their low-rated ’80s station WGZO-FM “Star 103.1 – The ’80s Channel” to Classic Hits as “103.1 The Drive – The Music You Grew Up With” – http://www.1031thedrive.com This was done to garner listeners from Clear Channel’s Soft Adult Contemporary WYKZ-FM (“98.7 The River”) and Thoroughbred Broadcasting’s Rock Adult Contemporary WRHQ-FM “Quality Rock Q105.3” as both stations share similar playlists, but aren’t as focused on certain hits.
The Classic Hits format is basically The Beatles, ZZ Top, Genesis, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, and alot of other rock-tinged songs of the era from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. It’s not classic rock as it spins many slower songs also. This format doesn’t appeal to me in the slightest, but I can see why they chose it, and applaud their wise decision. (It’ll also hopefully peel some people away from Cumulus’s godawful Classic Rock station I95 which is as deep fried as radio gets.) Now all we need is a decent alternative station and I’ll be happy. But our also-owned-by-Triad Adult Album Alternative station, Modern Music – Wave 104.9, – http://www.wave1049.com is wonderful, so I’m content.
Alright enough of my blather about local stuff. Here we go…
Ms. Kelley will be on NBC’s “Today” Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week. Her new book took five years to write and mentions, among other things, how “W” snorted coke at Camp David when his father was president. There are many other skeletons in the Bush family closet and Ms. Kelley allegedly lets them loose. She extensively interviewed wayward Bush brother Neil’s ex-wife Sharon and the details are sure to be tawdry and excellent. I can’t wait to pick this one up.
Bill Maher’s on Conan tonight; hope his segment is good. Neve Campbell was on last night looking like a million bucks. Her new movie is James Toback’s When Will I Be Loved? and it features her first explicit nude and sex scenes. The trailer’s at http://www.apple.com/trailers
Work today was pretty decent. A girl came in wanting to exchange her copy of Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. She had a receipt but the item was purchased at a Blockbuster in Alexandria, VA. Her brother had mailed it to her as a birthday present. We told her it’s company policy not to exchange titles from other stores. Long story short, she had the manager of that video store call us. It was all resolved amicably, at least with the VA manager. We’re not corporate and they are. She’ll have to drive to either Jacksonville or Atlanta to make her DVD exchange.
I’m hoping that the rumored TiVo/Netflix partnership is true. Download my Netflix movies on my TiVo?! Hell yeah!
Oh, and the condensed version of Air America Radio’s “The Al Franken Show” debuted last night at 11:30PM ET on sundance channel. We need to get it back as I’m anxious to see what the show sounds like on TV (get it? ah, forget it…). Check out http://www.sundancechannel.com for more info.
Alright, I’m off to wander aimlessly through the Internet and then maybe my TiVo. Afterwards perhaps I’ll enjoy a nightcap of “Firefly”. In any case, enjoy the night and I’ll be back later…