It’s almost a stereotype, isn’t it? Band has some hits and releases a streak of fairly well-received albums; band disappears for a while and comes back with an experimental new direction that, let’s be frank, doesn’t go so well; band recovers and ‘goes back to their roots’ to give you the sound you’ve always expected from them, the fans are happy, and all is well.
Like everyone, I tend to come up with a lot of ideas that I never get around to doing. Sometimes, it’s because they’re pretty stupid ideas. So, in order to do something with them, I’m throwing them out here. If anyone wants to make these stupid ideas a reality, go for it!
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Like everyone, I tend to come up with a lot of ideas that I never get around to doing. Sometimes out of laziness, sometimes because I can’t figure out how to make it work, and sometimes, it’s just because they’re pretty stupid ideas. If anyone wants to make these stupid ideas a reality, more power to you — maybe give a hat-tip to Kittysneezes, why don’t you?
Rev. Syung Myung Me: And thus, the Sparks Project draws to a close. Or at least a nap that’ll probably be a year or two long, depending on when there’s a new Sparks album. Admittedly, if I had my druthers, that’d be, say, once every month or two, but I can see where they’d need, y’know, time to make the records. And what with the Seduction of Ingmar Bergman film with Guy Maddin hopefully becoming a reality, it might be longer — but we might finally get the Mael’s film debut. Or, at least a non-disaster-film debut.
- What is wrong with Indian food in LA? Seriously — it’s practically a trope in sitcoms and whatnot that if someone goes to eat Indian, they’re going to have a massive amount of gastro-intestinal distress. Mainly, lots of diarrhea. This is kind of odd, as I’ve had a fair amount of Indian food in my life and, well, haven’t ever really had any problems. Mainly because if I did, I’d probably stop eating Indian food. That said, I’ve never had it in LA (though I did have Japanese-style curry in LA, which was AWESOME, by the way) — but I’ve had it in Seattle and New York at the very least. So, yeah — what do they put in there in LA to give so many sitcom writers problems, huh?
Cover of Hello Young Lovers
Who don’t love Sparks? I suppose the folks who don’t know who Sparks are might not love Sparks, but that’s only because of plum ignorance. But REST EASY, reader — we’re here to set you straight by reviewing ALL the Sparks records — and not just by one, but TWO (and maybe occasionally MORE!) Die-Hard Sparks Fan Reviewers. We shall be your guide into the wonderful world of Mael. Check it out!
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How many times has this happened to you? You go out in the middle of the work week, mostly because of a social obligation. Maybe your friend is performing, and it’s at a bar, and hell, you’re not going to a bar and not having at least something, right? So, you go to the bar, and you have a drink or two before your friend goes on, and you watch the show, and you stick around to socialize and have another drink or two and suddenly, it’s closing time and you have to get home because you need to get some sleep before getting up to go to work in five hours…