Thursday, March 12, 2009

Glenn's CD Plus Four More

Music CDs

Middle Cyclone by Neko Case. Snap judgment from album cover: Redhead sings songs while roaming the wastelands on a muscle car and getting into swordfights.

No Line on the Horizon
by U2. Snap judgment from album art: U2 tries for another Joshua Tree but instead poses on some mud at low tide instead of the desert.

Orange Blossoms by JJ Grey and Mofro. Album art judgment: Blue-eyed soul with a Florida swamp vibe.

Goodnight Oslo
by Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3. Cover art snap judgment: Robyn Hitchcock should move to Austin, he's already kept himself weird.

Modernity Killed Every Night
by The Wolfmen. Snap judgement from album artwork: Marco Pirroni chubbed out on ale and chips.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Four Flicks


Milk starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, that guy from Alias. Biopic of San Francisco politician.
This is supposed to be a real good flick, I've enjoyed Van Sant's previous movies, Milk seems like he was a good dude, but this movie just doesn't not sound very interesting to me. Watch the preview.

Six String Samurai starring [guy in Buddy Holly glasses]. Kung-Fu dude fights his way through post-apacolyptic Nevada on his way to Las Vegas to become the next king or rock and roll.
I got suckered in by Bill Crider's blog. Again. But, can you blame me? Look at the preview.

Transporter 3 starring Jason Statham and crashing cars. Frank Martin is hired to drive a new passenger. "The stakes are bigger, the enemy is deadlier, and the action has never been hotter."
Watch the preview or catch one of the umpteen television commercials selling the DVD.

Madagascar: escape 2 Africa starring [animated animals]. Watch the preview.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

ZOMBIES! and Three Thrillers (including Barry Eisler)


Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry. Baltimore cop turned Joe Ledger has been assigned to a counter terrorist task force. Ledger is assigned to the Department of Military Science to stop terrorists from releasing a bio-weapon against the U.S. A bio-weapon that turns people into ZOMBIES!
Cover blurbs by Joe R. Lansdale and Victor Gischler.


The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer. Former undercover CIA agent Milo is now working as a manager at the CIA's New York location. When an assassin is arrested his story attracts questions about Milo's colleague and Milo's old cases. Milo goes back undercover to uncover some undercover shenanigans.

Fault Line by Barry Eisler. Silicon Valley attorney Alex has a software inventor client whose invention could promote Alex from mid-level lawyer goon to law firm parterner - or more. When the inventor is found dead Alex is suspicious. When Alex's patent office pal is killed Alex is worried. When someone sneaks into ALex's house at 3 AM and tries to kill him Alex is terrified. Enter Alex's estranged older brother, Ben. Ben has been in Army special forces for years and his specialty as an assassin puts him in perfect position to help his brother. If they can stand each other.
I read an advice copy of this novel and it is excellent.

Corsair by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. Boat sinks. People look for it. Intrigue and adventure ensue.

Monday, March 09, 2009