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13 December 2007 @ 10:23 am
New SPN day finally, and the usual randomness  
Looking forward to a new Supernatural, which I hope will be written by one of SPN's usual writers and not one of the S3 newbies. *crosses fingers*

Pushing Daisies: Okay, definitely missed an episode and will be visiting Torrent. For last night, "I have not un-deaded you now or at any other time" is one of the most bizarre comments ever taken out of context. So, did anyone else think that the Wish-a-Wish lady looked a teensy bit like our own anteka? Though I don't think even PWT would have melted that rotten kid's veneer of angry. There, I said it-- chronic illness is a terrible thing, but somehow I don't think that boy was ever anything but dreadful.

Led Zeppelin: Christopher has the broadest musical tastes of anyone in the family-- he's happy with anything but Disco/Pop, including C&W (ack!), rap (I'm good with fusion like Beck, but otherwise No), and 50's stuff (a little goes a long way for me, depending). He likes classical and jazz, he likes the hardcore rock and 60's stuff and grunge and alternative that I like. Recently, he's come to think Led Zeppelin is the be-all-end-all, which I cannot disagree with. ;)

I wasn't that familiar with the broad spectrum of LZ until moving to Sacramento, where a station used to run "The Led Zeppelin Power Hour" every week. That's where I discovered 'Dancing Days' (should annoy the heck out of me, but does not) and 'When The Levee Breaks' (wars with 'Whole Lotta Love' for fave LZ song ever), and all the earlier stuff. Now I've got virtually all the albums on CD. And yes, I've made my peace with Robert Plant's voice-- that was a biggie.

Raves: The LZ version of 'In My Time Of Dying' is INCREDIBLE. When I realized last year which song that was, I went in search of other covers (it's a standard) and... meh. My god, there's practically no melody in any of the other versions-- and the slide-guitar just makes the LZ version. I have similar suspicions about 'When The Levee Breaks' vs. the original-- Must track that one down.

Not-raves: My former brother-in-law, Jeff, was in a band years ago. I asked what they were working on, and he said, 'Black Dog.'
Me: 'Black Dog'? Which one is that? *digs out disc and listens*
Me: Oh. That one's really hard!
Jeff: Yeah. I guess the fact that the original band couldn't play it should have been a warning to us not to try it.

And he's right. The majority of the song goes well, but there are parts of the bridge sections that are just this drift where the drummer and Jimmy Page do not agree on the principal rhythm. You get this effect of everything going along all right in the verse, then mid-bridge there's this "chucka chucka murky mud cats-fighting-in-a-closet *flail* door-bursts-open SYNCH! chucka chucka."

I've listened to it again and again, and I really can't say which of them should be "winning" the argument over how that section goes. Just that, speaking as a musician myself... the rhythm clearly degenerates into mystery, and they should have practiced that at least 20 times more before recording it.

My Office: We work with many East Indians, which is a challenge when the names get really multi-syllabic. Over 4 syllables, and I have trouble getting a fix on the name. However, the person in our office who has Kl posted as his last name? I think that's going a little too far in the other direction. Dude, list your actual name. Make us work for it! Unless that's his Klingon name, but I don't think so.


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Deadbeat Nymph: dean press walldeadbeat_nymph on December 13th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
Christopher and I would get along well, I think.

Yays! for new Supernatural. I've been feeling TV withdrawal already. It's been bad. *crosses fingers with you in hopes for old writers*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on December 14th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
Christopher and I would get along well, I think.
As long as he doesn't blast the Country music at me, or the non-Motown 50's stuff, I'll probably be okay. ;)

I've been feeling TV withdrawal already. It's been bad.
It's so schizophrenic-- half the shows are "Yay, new episode!" and half are "3rd week of repeats. Nyah." I never know what to think.

I just know that I want "my" Supernatural and not that random crap that we've seen for much of beginning S3. I want a recognizable and interesting Dean, I want SamAndDean and not T&A, and I want something either incredibly spooky or genuinely emotional or both. But not flailing crap. *sigh*
eponin10 on December 13th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes! Where the hell did we miss that last episode? I have no clue, but I didn't see it either. *fumes*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 14th, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)
I looked it up on imdb.com, I think, and it mentioned a bunch of guys who ran a candy shop being feature in 1x08. Which I definitely would have remembered! That and the little bombshell flashback they showed at the beginning of these week's episode.

*sigh* Thank goodness for Torrent. And my husband will be doubly glad, since he doesn't actually like the show. *kicks him*
eponin10 on December 14th, 2007 12:20 am (UTC)
That and the little bombshell flashback they showed at the beginning of these week's episode.

Yes. Hubby and I went all WTF at each other last night. And we were watching fairly carefully to see when PD was going to have a new episode, so I've got no clue how we missed it. *is perturbed*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 14th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
Hee-- perfect icon!

so I've got no clue how we missed it. *is perturbed*
WE missed it because one of our local NBA basketball team's games ran during its time slot. And though they sometimes show the episodes at a later time, it's never when it makes sense. :0
eponin10 on December 14th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
*g* Icon is from scarlett_o. Feel free to use with credit if you want!

And well, if that's the case I shouldn't be all that surprised I missed it. We don't "officially" have cable. ie... we have cable internet and they apparently never turned off the cable in the living room when we stopped paying for it. Therefore, we have no guide on the TV, no DVR, etc. It makes it easy to miss when something gets preempted or moved.
poisontaster on December 16th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
Did you notice that the bitter wheelchair kid from Pushing Daisies was Michael, from SPN's Something Wicked? I recognized his VOICE, of all things. *laughs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on December 16th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
You're kidding. As in, Michael the kid who asked "King or two Queens?" and when Dean said "Two Queens" said, "Yeah, right."

Is that Michael? He looked tons older here. Well also, kind of ashen and bitter and mean. ;)
poisontaster on December 16th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
YES. That Michael. He does look a lot older. But he's at that age, you know? I'm sure he looks different every six months.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 17th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
Wow. You've got a good ear, if you picked his voice out when he looks so different!

My husband is the king of identifying people from their commercial voiceovers. Tragically, about half the time it's Peter Coyote (and my husband has a vague hatred for him), but still. What a talent!

I usually have to close my eyes to block out all the visual in order to focus on the voice. I'm good at identifying them also, but... not in your league! :D