spending my days
Updated: Apr 18
Thought I'd share a few thing I'm using to pass the recent days.
Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943) - The greatest cinematic crossover event in history. Don't @ me.
Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)
Revenge of The Creature (1956) - yikes...
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The Wolf Man (1941) - You know I'm going through it when I dig this one out.
House of Frankenstein (1944) - Avengers: Age of Ulton, but for Universal Horror flicks.
Spider-Man 2 (2004) - Remember when Dashboard Confessional played over the closing credits for superhero movies, back when emo music slapped? Those were the days, folks...
Spider-Man 3 (2007) - I spent most of this most recent rewatch face down on my living room carpet screaming. COVID-19 was not a factor.
Halt and Catch Fire (Netflix) - What starts an a Mad Men rip-off set in the world of personal computing quickly spins into something all too magnificent.
House of Cards (Netflix) - While this show flew off the rails after showrunner Beau Willimon made an exit, in a time where we're all powerless in our present circumstance, there's something cathartic in watching Frank Underwood bulldoze anyone and anything that gets in his path.
Barry (HBO) - As an artist living in Los Angeles, it's so real it hurts.
Billions (Showtime) - I've been a fan of showrunner Brian Koppelman's podcast for years now, but I'm just now getting around to this show. Phenomenal acting, stupendous writing, even if it has the visual look of a CBS legal procedural.
The Moment with Brian Koppelman - As mentioned above, I've been a fan of this podcast for a long time. Koppelman is someone I always look to for creative insight. His recent conversation with Seth Godin is especially noteworthy, as they offer some wisdom for the times in which we live.
Lead Singer Syndrome - Hosted by Shane Told of Silverstein, this show features interviews with a variety of (you guessed it) lead singers from various punk, emo, hardcore, and metal bands. As someone who grew up in this scene, I cant' recommend this show enough. It's a fantastic peek behind the curtain with the members of Bayside, The Used, Yellowcard, Motion City Soundtrack, and pretty much every other scene band you can imagine.
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie - "What happens when our heroes don't even know how to pay their bills?"
Just Kids by Patti Smith - always a classic
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The Collected Poems of W.H. Auden - "O let not time deceive you, you cannot conquer time..."
Lemon Sky by Lanford Wilson
Burn This by Lanford Wilson - It hurts so good.
Frankie and Johnny in The Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally - Almost enough to make you think love might exist out there somewhere.
A Beautiful Place to Drown - Silverstein
Better Oblivion Community Center - Better Oblivion Community Center
Opening for Steinbeck - John Cragie
Best Buds - Mom Jeans.
"Blow Me" & "Paradise Lost - The Used
"Sudden Desire" by Hayley Williams