I last was in touch with this dude in about 1998 or 1999. He was involved with a band in the Bay area back then. I believe they were called the Last Americans. But I'd known him off and on since about 4-years old before then. Anyway, he's obviously done a great job chasing his dreams, and I couldn't be happier to see him doing something with his platform. War West Michigan! War James Michael.
My first trip to South-by-Southwest in at least a couple of years was a very cool time. Kolby stays up there now, so I had a place to crash and good company to do whatever with. Andrew was in town from LA doing his thing. Had hoped to catch theArt live, but the matinee they were playing during my 24 hr trip got shutdown by the fire marshals before they even took the stage. Still, got to meet them and hang a little. Good folks to a person.
Saw some other good music though (Jon Davidson, the Effe...
Now that even the tail end of the decade is almost 10 years ago, I decided it was time to weigh in on this very important topic. Important?, you ask. Why yes. Because at least one version of mainstream rock musical history goes like this: the Dinosaurs, Punk, 4 days of Power Pop, Hair Metal (during which Motley Crue was the biggest band on the planet for all of about 6 minutes, before getting knocked off by Guns n' Roses), Grunge.
And then nothing.....Sure, the occasional song appears. Bu...
Jacob: It takes a very long time when you're making the thread...but I suppose that's the point, isn't it?
Rose Nadler It's always something with you people.
LOST, Season 5 Finale
I. In Which The Mysterious Puppeteer Is Not Only Real, But He Looks Kinda Like Your Fuck-Up Uncle.
A. I'm going to take issue with the perception of Jacob as all-knowing, all-seeing or all-anything (besides perhaps first team All-Island for dodgeball or fishing or weaving or some...
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: All right, dude. We're from the future. Sorry.
LOST, Season 5, Episode 15
Follow The Leader
I. The Part Where Richard Looks To Be In His Early 40s And Helps Some Of The Castaways Pursue Their Definition Of Destiny.
A. For all the Kate mockery over the past several seasons, I totally get it now. If the reason she was kept around this long was just to deliver that look after Jack admitted they were with Faraday, then everything that Jack wants to erase was worth i...
James "Sawyer/LaFleur" Ford: Whatever her reason is, helping H.G. Wells here talk to his mommy ain't got nothing to do with it.
LOST, Season 5, Episode 14
I. The Manchurian Physicist
A. "Hey, sorry guys, my mom says I'm too smart to take piano lessons any more. What's that? My lunch money? No, I packed a...oh dear."
B. Seriously if Ma Faraday's "destiny" is to help her son hone his mind to be as sharp as possible, then she has a poor understanding of the college admiss...
This week: When you heard the title was "Some Like It Hoth," you probably had a pretty good idea of how the episode was going to go. You were mostly right.
Miles Straume: Third day we were here, I was on line at the cafeteria and my mother got in line behind me. That was my first clue.
LOST, Season 5, Episode 13
Some Like It Hoth
I. M. Night ShymaLOST
A. Maybe we don't see Miles' power that often because he still doesn't quite know how to harness it? Sometimes he need...
This week: "Dead is Dead" (the phrase, not the episode) might be the biggest sack of shit they've ever tried to feed us. They may as well have called this one "No Seriously, Walt Is Old Because Time Travel" or "Jack Is A Reasonable Man" or "Different Haircut = Different Ages!!!".
John Locke: ...then I'm sure the monster will understand.
LOST, Season 5, Episode 12
Dead Is Dead
I. Ben Sans Innocence Means Less Sandwiches And Longing, More Attempted Murder
A. Well naturally, because W...
This week: The group has a hard time coming to terms with the fact that "Whatever Happened, Happened".
Roger Linus: LaFleur asked me where my keys were. That bastard doesn't ask any questions he doesn't already know the answers to.
LOST, Season 5, Episode 11
Whatever Happened, Happened
I. In Which Kate Learns That The Movie "Parenthood" Is Not A Training Video
A. If his latest turn as LaFleur doesn't give you enough respect for Sawyer (his hangup on fake names notwithstanding),...
This week: It takes a whole episode of manufactured tension for Sayid to finally do what he was born to do in "He's Our You".
James "Sawyer" Ford: Three years, no burning buses. Ya'll are back for one day...
LOST, Season 5, Episode 10
He's Our You
I. The One Where Sayid Has A Flashback Episode That Makes Me Wish I Was Watching A Kate Flashback Episode
A. First of all, I'm not buying any misdirection on whether or not Sayid was once a good person, even if the kids from Slumdog Milli...