Lists for February 3, 2009

From Deadwood Edition #232

On Deck

...wherein we listen to what Lawrence's movers and shakers are moving and shaking. to.

  1. Bob Dylan "Bringin' It All Back Home"
  2. Woody Guthrie "Dust Bowl Ballads"
  3. Pretty Boy Thorson and The Falling Angels (self-titled)
  4. Murder City Devils "Empty Bottles, Broken Hearts"
  5. Johnny Cash "The Complete Sun Recordings 1955-1958"

Tubers

...wherein local TV connoisseurs intimate what keeps them on their couches.

  1. Mr. Show "David Cross and Bob Odenkirk—hilarious. It's basically a clusterf*ck of really funny sketches. I love the taint skit and the one where the metal band is too stupid to realize they're gay. It's all gold."
  2. Reno 911 "I love that show, and I recently found out they only have a very loose outline they follow and everything else is improv. It's about these people who are really terrible cops in Reno, Nevada—the smallest biggest city in the world. It's also gold."
  3. Arrested Development "Another show that shouldn't have been canceled and another David Cross classic. I think it's really clever the way the story lines blend together—it's hilarious. I love Buster and Never-nudes. More gold."

Bound Up

Currently reading: "Blood Meridian" by Cormac McCarthy "It's a very bloody and very violent western. I had several friends recommend it to me as a book that had to be read. The violence is a little off putting and my girlfriend had to stop reading it halfway through. There was a scene involving a baby that was too much for her."

One book everyone should read: "Ham On Rye" by Charles Bukowski "It's one of my favorite books. Bukowski was a West Coast writer, mostly in the '70s and '80s, and this book is sort of based on his life and childhood. He's just clever, straightforward and fun to read. There aren't many authors I read just because they're entertaining. It's kind or like reading a romance novel, I guess—except a romance novel written by a drunk."