The Weekend Catch

Hey everybody.? I woke up this morning and the first thought I had was that Au Revoir Simone was playing tonight at TT’s, and then my next thought was aw crap I missed Fountains of Wayne last Thursday night when they played a free show at Copley Square and then I realized I missed last nights Tokyo Police Clubs show at The Middle East.

And you can imagine how much that ruined my morning, and I wasn’t able to get back to sleep.? I’ve been wanting to see TPC for awhile now and things just haven’t been working out.? I’m in the process of moving to Portland, OR and seeing as? I haven’t done anything for it yet, well you can imagine the week I’m about to have.

So without further ado, some headlines to chew over this morning.

– Speaking of Tokyo Police Club they premiered the fourth video from their seven song EP Lessons in Crime.? Yup, it’s that good, even a year later it’s amazing how great the album is.? Anyway, this time they enlisted Kyle Davidson to take on their song “Citizens of Tomorrow.”? It’s got a creepy futuristic kidnapping plot and mind control thing going on.

Karl Rove is stepping aside as White House Chief Advisor and Senior Counsel.? He’s been mum on future plans, outside of spending time with his family, but word on the street seems to indicate he’s going to become the Galactic Emporer’s new Sith Lord.

Mitt Romney was able to convince a bunch of Iowan’s that he’s the best Republican candidate to run for President. ? But, that just mostly had to do with none of the other candidates showing up for the Ames Straw Poll.? Seems like we’re going to have a Democratic President in 09 more and more.

– The creator of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune has passed away.? The LA Times has an outstanding obituary for the late Merv Griffin. ?

– Yeah, yeah, this year marks the 50th anniversary for the publication of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road.? It used to be our favorite book waaay back in the day as in like five years ago, but now we’re not so sure how we feel about it.? Regardless, our curiosity has been piqued as this Thursday Viking Books will publish the original scroll to own.? I’d love to do a side by side comparison, if for nothing more than to dispell the myth that Kerouac never rewrote.? The two versions are remarkably different.

Peter Jackson may be getting back to directing The Hobbit for New Line, though he may also just be involved artistically as a producer.? We’re not really sure, but the supposed fallout between Jackson and New Line’s honcho Bob Shaye could be thawing out.? Only time will tell.

Chris Noth will be suiting up for the Sex and the City movie as Mr. Big.? Anyone care?? Anyone?? Anyone?!?

– Continuing the trend of Saturday morning cartoon movies, they’re all the rage these days with Voltron, He-Man, Transformers, et al., Paramount has gone and hired Steven Sommers, who you may remember from the crapfest known as Van Helsing, to direct G.I. Joe.? No word on actors involved or script development, as this is pretty early in pre-production.

– The lads from Oasis have got some new material coming out sometime this year.? It’ll be a DVD of their most recent world tour.

– This Saturday, if you’re in Boston be sure to swing down to Cambridge for this year’s Arts Fest.? There’ll be a Taste of Cambridge from some great digs and tons of great music to rock out to.

– Tops at the box office this weekend was Rush Hour 3.? Still, it was considered a bomb as it only raked in about $50 mil.

Lone Survivor by a former Navy SEAl Marcus Luttrell sounds like an amazing read.? I couldn’t even do it justice, you’ll just have to swing over to NPR to find out what it’s all about.? Needless to say, he was shot several times after his squad was ambushed in the ‘Stan by Taliban fighters.? He even questions whether the US should be following the rules of war when the enemy isn’t playing by them.? Sounds like a great counter argument to all the people who insiste we follow the Geneva Conventions to the T.? Still not sure I have an opinion since I’ve never served in the military.

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