Top Ten TV Shows :: Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten TV Shows :: Top Ten Tuesday 10. The Killing As much as I was tempted to put The X-Files in this spot, there were seasons towards the end of the series that lost me too much to include in the Top 10 (though they do have a place in the Top 20). On the contrary, a different duo of investigators with a undercurrent of sexual and intellectual tension, Linden and Holder, did make my Top 10 because I loved every single episode, and longed for more once the series ended. I still think (often) about these two brilliant and … Continue reading Top Ten TV Shows :: Top Ten Tuesday

Grant-Lee Phillips :: My Favorite Artists

Grant-Lee Phillips :: My Favorite Artists

Mighty Joe Moon, Grant Lee Buffalo’s second album, was my first encounter with Grant-Lee Phillips, though I do think I’d heard Jupiter and Teardrop, from their debut album, Fuzzy, on a mix tape that a friend of mine had made me before I’d left on a road trip to San Francisco. Regardless, it is Mighty Joe Moon that I remember distinctly as my first time with Grant-Lee’s songwriting and folk/rock/alt-country/and something else entirely sound. Continue reading Grant-Lee Phillips :: My Favorite Artists

My Weekly Top Ten :: The Thanksgiving Edition

Since Thanksgiving has never been a favorite holiday of mind, to say the very least, I thought maybe dedicating this week’s Top 10 to Thanksgiving, thus inspiring me to find the things I do enjoy about the holiday, would be a good way to shake the Turkey Day blues from my bones. So, here it goes… My Top 10 :: The Thanksgiving Edition 1. Home for the Holidays Without a doubt, Home for the Holidays is one of my all-time favorite holiday films. The first time I saw it I thought “wow, someone finally gets how Thanksgiving is!” – kudos … Continue reading My Weekly Top Ten :: The Thanksgiving Edition

Gilmore Girls :: Favorite TV

Gilmore Girls Favorite TV A Little History: Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on The WB to widespread critical acclaim  and remained a tent-pole to the WB until it was cancelled in its seventh season, ending on May 15, 2007 on The CW. The show follows single mother Lorelai Gilmore (Graham) and her daughter, also named Lorelai but who prefers to be called Rory (Bledel), living in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut. This is a town filled with colorful characters,which is located approximately 30 minutes from Hartford, Connecticut. Ambition, education, and work constitute part of the series’ central concerns, telling … Continue reading Gilmore Girls :: Favorite TV

No-one else could heal my pain :: VOTD

There She Goes :: The La’s from the album, The La’s There She Goes is a song written by British singer/guitarist Lee Mavers and recorded first by Mavers’ band, The La’s. In May 2007, the NME magazine placed the song at # 45 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever. Structurally, the song is very simple and contains no verses, only a single chorus repeated four times and a bridge. The song has been sait to have borrowed from The Velvet Underground’s There She Goes Again, particularly the accents that separate the choruses. There She Goes has … Continue reading No-one else could heal my pain :: VOTD