I loved Friday Night Lights, but I didn't watch it until the whole show was over and off the air because I thought I wouldn't particularly enjoy it. I grew up in East Texas. My high school was Friday Night Lights and I wasn't crazy about the experience in total, so I thought I didn't need to watch a TV show about it. I was wrong, FNL was amazing and, obviously, much more … [Read more...] about The One Thing Friday Night Lights Got Wrong
I didn’t know Adam Yauch. I never met him, or even spotted him in traffic or standing in line at a coffee shop in L.A. But when I read the news of Yauch’s passing last Friday, I crumbled. That afternoon, I drove over to the studio where his band recorded Check Your Head and Ill Communication, just a couple of miles from my apartment, and laid flowers by the back stairs. That … [Read more...] about Gratitude
This morning was one of battling musical earworms -- in the first shot, Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" was lobbed at me. I fired back, quite possibly with a little bit of overkill, with the ultimate earworm: Mahna Mahna Muppet-style. (Really, if you ever need to win an earworm battle, or just torment someone for a day, just murmur a little "Do doo de-do-do de-do-do … [Read more...] about David Duchovny, WHY Won't You Love Me?
"Deep House Dish" is one of Saturday Night Live's more popular recurring sketches of the past few years. When it debuted in 2005, it was an absurd send-up of house, techno, and Euro-pop music that bore little resemblance to America's pop scene. But in recent years, U.S. pop music has taken on a decidedly kooky new slant - and if you've ever thought that today's pop stars look … [Read more...] about Pop Music Is One Big SNL Sketch These Days
There are times that I wish my life featured a movie montage -- usually during some daunting or impossible task. I can picture some amazing, upbeat and inspiring 80's pop song playing: clips of me doing some sort of work related to the project, friends showing up to help do something, there's that look of "oh no, I'm not sure we can do this" and then the chorus to the song … [Read more...] about 80s Movie Montages — "You’re The Best!"