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spending my days

Updated: Apr 18

Thought I'd share a few thing I'm using to pass the recent days.


Movies:

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...


Frankenstein (1931)


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.


TV Shows:

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.


Podcasts:

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.


The Trap Set with Joe Wong - A recent discovery on my part, but worth a listen. Check out his recent conversation with Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service).


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.


Books:

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..."


Plays:

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.


Music:

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

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