My Australian friend Eli and I are jumping head first into the podcasting world with a series of conversations about the medium and art form that we love. You can check it out at radiobttc.com
The games aren’t over yet, but close. The weather here in my town has relented in its icy severity and has become quite Spring like, at least for a little while, and in front of the computer is no place to be. Time to wrap it up!
The games went off without a hitch if you don’t count the shit going down in the Ukraine or that aborted (pussy) riot. The stories of hot Olympic Village sex are sure to follow soon, as a world of busybodies buzz about. Although America seemed to have been doing poorly much of the time, we still brought home a lot of medals. New faces emerged for gold like like Sage Kotensburg, Joss Christensen, Mikaela Shiffrin, Meryl Davis, and Charlie White, while high profiles like Shaun White, Shani Davis, and Lolo Jones come home bummed.
One person who’s not bummed is me, breaking my Winter Games bad luck streak, things seem solid in my world. Watch this space for good news in the months to come.
You can tune into NBC tomorrow night for a documentary about Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding that looks promising if you’re a fan of a good media circus, followed by the closing ceremonies and a new show or two the network wants to shovel on us that look crappy. Here’s what I’m excited about right now:
True Detective- After a dry period, HBO is roaring back with might just be the greatest TV show ever made when all is said and done. Who’s afraid of a little hyperbole?
Afghan Whigs and Do To The Beast– With a new video out and album on the way, the boys are back in town and my Spring cruise tunes are a lock. Can’t wait.
Ed Brubaker and Sean Epting’s Velvet- Explore the secret life of Bond’s long suffering Miss Moneypenny from the team that created the Captain America stories the upcoming Captain America: Winter Soldier movie were derived from.
Spoils Of Babylon- A spot on parody of the kinds of “epic” miniseries your mom likes, those Merchant Ivory productions of elevated smut that come of like highly pretentious versions of the typical daily soap opera. Highlights include swings taken at the slow motion implosion of Orson Welles by Will Ferrell and a title song Steve Lawrence sang without knowing it was a parody. Six episodes of intentionally bad acting and stilted dialogue might be too heavy a commitment to the joke for some, but I love it.
Lexcon- Mr.Steranko comes to Kentucky.
Charles Bradley is on tour, and returning to Louisville.
And tonight, Olympians clash as Ronda Rousey defends her title against Sara McMann. Hopefully she’s succesful, as it could mean a match with Cyborg down the road.
But for now, it’s time to go outside and play.