Sunday, February 25, 2007

Everything's Not LOST.

Alright, I have to talk about what’s been going down on LOST since the mid-season premiere. (First of all, what the heck is a mid-season premiere anyway.) This season has been sort of a strange one, but then again this is LOST. As I’ve said in a past post, I can be so frustrated with an episode, and then in the very next moment it’ll go and completely redeem itself.I’m sure you’ve all heard about the huge viewership drop-off LOST has supposedly been experiencing. This has been attributed to the proliferation of unanswered questions, the elimination of characters we’ve just grown to love, and what’s been called a severe lack of focus. But I don’t buy that. In everything I’ve read, no one seems to mention anything about ABC’s haphazard scheduling or the massive mid-season hiatus, as contributing factors. Will someone in the LOST camp please take a hint from Kiefer and the 24 boys?

So three weeks ago, when this so-called premiere occurred, I was anxious to see how good old Damon and JJ would respond to the criticism. And all I have to say is anyone who has fallen away from the path is seriously missing out. The last three LOST eps have been as good as any. Fantastic acting, killer cinematography, amazing dialog, more answers and even more questions—they’ve been classic.

I’d just like to extend an invitation to all those less-active LOST viewers out there. Please come back, we miss you on Thursday mornings. Suspend your disbelief, grab some popcorn, and rejoin the baffling journey. And maybe, just maybe, Sawyer (or Jack) will get his Kate on and everything will be okay again.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

There’s Something Wrong With The World When…

There’s something wrong with the world when you’re at the gym and suddenly the music pumping through their sound system is better than the music playing on your own iPod.

Every day this week, I’ve found myself turning off my iPod to listen to the freaking gym music! I have a Shuffle with a playlist of, you know, gym songs—stuff by LL Cool J, Metallica, The Black Eyed Peas, etc. More or less, it’s a bunch of tracks I don’t even have on my regular iPod. So, when I start hearing songs I actually like in the real world, as opposed to songs I play in the bizarro gym world I find myself in at least 3 times a week, I’m forced to listen.

I don’t know who’s running the music at that gym, but they know what’s up. This week I heard: stuff off the new Shins album, some old-school Beck, some live Death Cab song, one of my favorite tracks off of Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief—and here’s the clincher, there was also some song that totally rocked that I’d never even heard before!

So, seriously what’s going on here? This has got to be some satellite radio station or something. Right? I mean there’s no way some gym-rat-muscle-manager has got this much taste. No regular radio station could even come close to playing this much good music in a single shot. I now have a mission, I will find out what the deal is and report. And so help me, if someone’s iPod is plugged into that sound system—I’m full on stealing it.