So I took a day off from admissions to move into my house, but I have to stop by to drop some keys off. When I show up, a dean is waiting to ask if I can give a tour of the film building. 1) I am sweaty and gross from moving 2) I am hardly qualified to give such a tour 3) it's for Danny Devito and Rhea Pearlman. We're with one other family, and Danny Devito is wearing a Matilda baseball cap, and he ends up pretty much giving the tour himself. Gave us all an editing history lesson by playing with old strips from The Anatomist's Apprentice. He also had some great recipes. And that was that. And now:
A moment of synth silence: Robert Moog dead at 71. Will he ever really die as long as college students listen to Brian Eno and high school students watch Tron?
Let's play a game! It's called "what do these things have in common?" (links via Max, the world's best blogger without a blog):
1) Just Want You To Know, the new Backstreet Boys video
2) Do They Know it's Halloween?, which I can't even explain except to point you to the lyrics Features Beck, Thurston Moore, totes house band Smoosh, Karen O., Arcade Fire, David Cross, generic hypemachines etc. etc.
1) I can't tell if either one is for real
2) Addictive and ironic on a number of disturbing levels
3) Dance party floor-clearers
4) Both signs of the apocalypse, when tweens and hipsters become one
Nex Top Model is almost here: place your bets. Between Kim, So you think you can dance? (best) and the Gatekeeper, Wednesday nights are the new everything.
Hollertronix to kids holding it down recently on cobrasnake: Vagenius is Wes central, as expected. He's the new getting your friend to take a totally candid photo of you at a totally awesome party having a totally awesome time so you can put it up on the facebook and show your awesome friends. Don't ever stop soaking up each other's awesomeness, duders.
Shooting has wrapped on episode two of Teen Homicide, but the plot is hush hush for now. Slap bracelets?
Jess Lane met the Lonely Island guys (they make funny in LA) in New York a few weeks ago, and now they've all joined up at Saturday Night Live. Good for them, bad for our hope of a The 'Bu revival. But you know what? Ever since Yacht Rock, it's like nothing else on Channel 101 ever even existed.
Have you seen Yacht Rock? HAVE YOU FUCKING SEEN YACHT ROCK?! Keep the fire.
And now I am out of work and onto Metro North. First stop: Best Week Ever LIVE! at the UCB theater (wherein we continue our quest to close the deal on the Shutterbugs), followed by Sufjan Stevens. 'Predatory Wasp of the Palisades' is the new Toxic.
When I come back I'll have some mashups and random things and blah blah. Quittin time.
Eliza almost got to babysit for Richard Gere but then she didn't,