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July 23rd, 2004


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05:00 pm - Friday news in brief
R.I.P., Jerry Goldsmith On Wednesday Jerry Goldsmith, one of the most prolific film composers in Hollywood (and a favorite of mine), lost a long battle with cancer. Goldsmith's scores include the Alien, Star Trek and Gremlins series, L.A. Confidential, The Mummy, The Secret of N.I.M.H., and the original version The Planet of the Apes. Click on his name above for a much more impressive list of his credits.

R.I.P., one of my hermit crabs Also on Wednesday, one of my hermit crabs died. This is what I get for asking xoshua to take care of them in my absence. Nah, just kidding. That one's been avoiding water recently, and I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up dehydrated itself.

The Spine Surfs Alone While I was gone, my copy of the new They Might Be Giants album was delivered. This is good because I've been raving about it even though I um, didn't legally own a physical copy until yesterday. Buying it on Their website gets you a discounted copy of the new EP, The Spine Surfs Alone, which I can't stop listening to. I'd like to tell you all to check out the sample clip of the song Now Is Strange, but I just listened to it, and I don't think it does the song justice. Doesn't really matter. Those who are interested have probably listened to the clip by now anyway. The Madison show is available for purchase and download now, which is very, very cool, though I'm a little disappointed that the very next night of the tour They worked Thunderbird into the setlist and started playing original, venue-specific songs. Dan Miller apparently really likes Madison.

My car is repaired. The bill came, ultimately, to almost $500 (literally, taking all repairs into account, it cost me $499.58). This $500 (what the hell -- we'll round up) includes two new tires and a number of other small maintenence tasks that I "decided to get around to, since the car's already in the shop." I'm also taking into account the oil change I got this afternoon. My checking account hurts.

ribsinbacon is insane Most of you already knew this, but I just got this voicemail from him, spoken in a thick, western accent:
"Ah heard yew were back in town, and I was callin' ta let ya' know that this town ain't big enough for the both of us. Th' way I see it, there's two things we could do. Either we could annex another town, or we could add more stuff to this one. Gimme a call back when yew figure it out."
All the stuff I stole from the Hyatt: Oh, hey now. I was kidding. But I did make off with the leather-covered ice bucket. No, I'm kidding about that too.

Anyway, I'm off to pick Ellen up from work in my newly drivable car.
Current Mood: recumbentrecumbent
Current Music: They Might Be Giants -- I'm All You Can Think About

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