A little before the Christmas I got a note on Twitter from Brooke Cain, the main lady over at Raleigh’s News & Observer‘s TV blog, “Happiness Is A Warm TV“. I’ve chatted with her a few times about random TV stuff and knew she was a fan of my blogging (OK, maybe not a fan, but she’s at least read some of my posts, which puts her in select company), specifically my “Walking Dead” recaps over at The Bunker. She asked if I’d be interested in viewing two screener episodes of the animated version of “Napoleon Dynamite” and doing a quick write-up/preview of them. She assumed that I was a fan of the movie (I wasn’t) and that I could sit through two episodes of something that was shaping up to be a major stinker.
(Did I just use the term “stinker”?) Continue reading Napoleon Dynamite and New Opportunities
When I moved to Raleigh back five years ago, one of the things I excitedly told people about the place I was moving was that they had a good radio station. I had been subjected to “adult contemporary” out in the Hamptons for way too long, and the closest thing we had to a rock station was WBAB, a “classic rock” station that wouldn’t play your music if your band formed after 1984. 96Rock was different. It played current music, but it also played older music – not older as in “from the 60s and 70s”, but older music as in from 10-15 years ago. Bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Oasis. This was the music that I listened to during my high school and college days, and when I worked in a music store. I never heard this stuff on the radio anymore, and I was happy to hear it on what would be my new local station.
Continue reading R.I.P. 96Rock