Quo Vadimus

Wednesday, November 26, 2003


Skillful scaling.

Some fun injury news. Last Friday, the drummer from Pretty Girls Make Graves jabbed his eye with a drumstick. He's continuing on with an eyepatch. Not exactly Rick Allen, but still admirable.

And now the bassist from British Sea Power fell out of a tree.

Have a happy and safe Thanskgiving, kids.

posted by Linus | 7:44 AM


Telly Alert. #011:

Project Greenlight moving to Bravo.

QV advice: Don't pick directors who are jerky and like broad comedy and sappy drama. Choose a script that features a lead character older than, say, 18. Thanks.

Backgrounders: #002 and tragic heroes.

posted by Linus | 7:30 AM

Tuesday, November 25, 2003



Lionel Essrog investigates the RS 500.

posted by Linus | 3:29 PM


Christgau leaves the party.

I Get Wet [Island, 2002]

It's simple enough once you accept it for what it is, which is as hard as the music is simple (and hard). It's a Ramones album for an era when "Blitzkrieg Bop" is on the Shea p.a. and professional wrestling is on drugs. It's a Gary Glitter/Kiss/Quiet Riot album with no lyrical lapses, tempo shifts, self-expression, or other concessions to human fallibility. The songs don't all sound the same because if they did the thing would be perfect. And it isn't. A-
The Wolf [Island, 2003]

Median track length, I Get Wet: 3:07. Median track length, The Wolf: 3:59. The steroids or the frat boys have gone to his head.

posted by Linus | 1:53 PM

Monday, November 24, 2003


Monty Python and things like that.

The next David Brent?

posted by Linus | 2:59 PM


The Brown Bunny. #022:

The trailer.

posted by Linus | 2:38 PM