Thursday, February 06, 2003

a handful of music and nostalgia

it's been drizzling all day. add to that the rather strange setup of lights failing to hit the white walls in the office, and you have portends of a dungeon. respect the importance of a window at work and keep it holy, i say! a visit to the nicely located Decatur branch of the Dekalb County Library got me some solace. I've got the special Godfather DVD collection back to catch up on all the stuff I missed out on last time because I had to return the item. I also got the special 2-DVD edition of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, arguably the best of all the Star Trek movies. And it's widescreen. Just the special features were enough to trigger fond memories of mornings/afternoons/evenings/nights spent before the tube digesting even scientifically incorrect bit of entertainment the original series managed to dish out. And then there are four CDs: Straight Up/Little Charlie and the Nightcats (west-coast barroom blues, but mostly just for the song I Can't Speak No Spanish (No Hablo Espanol)), Greatest Hits/Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble, Greatest Hits II (great catch what?!) and Greatest Hits/The Searchers arguably the best best-of for this band, and predictably another great compilation from Rhino. Not to forget two extremely readable books: Religions of Star Trek and Movie Wars, Jonathan Rosenbaum's intelligent yet overlong vicious reactions to the big-studio practices that are ruining American film culture.

Nostalgia is definitely in the air. JR just started a reminiscence on AIT's best-loved export, the Gen. B C Joshi Memorial Quiz.

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