Saturday, July 26, 2008
You Shut Your Mouth, Or...
Kevin Smith held court tonight over a gallery that included Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, and pretty much everyone else that will be in "Zach And Miri Make A Porno", which (as soon as Smith gets the content down below an NC-17 rating) will be heading to a theater near you this Halloween.
In the scene they showed, Justin Long (the Mac Guy) plays a porn actor who specializes in titles that don't actually include any women, and it's him that utters the fateful phrase. It's gonna be all over, trust me...
Adding moral support: Jason Mewes (of course) and Traci Lords (of...course.)
Friday, July 25, 2008
"Spaced" Fans Suck!
Paris Hilton At Comic-Con
She carried herself rather well, though I cringed just a tad when she said Comic-Con was "hot"...
Thanks to Anne-Laure for the pic, who managed to have a camera ready with better resolution than my cell phone when things got weird. There's more, which I'll update with when I've got the time - but breakfast awaits.
UPDATE: A bit more context from my cell phone...
That Bill Moseley on the left, and Alexa Vega on the right. All involved were pretty wonderfully gracious, so good on 'em.
Whatever will today bring?
Today, there's a Powerpuff/Foster's panel, the Watchmen panel, and possibly a litle Kevin Smith and MST3K...stay tuned.
I don't know quite what to make of this...
Honestly, Hunter S. Thompson would have put his psychiatrist on danger money, baby...
Update: Well, it turns out Paris' appearance was part of a perfect storm of weird, because she's also in this film... Along with Anthony Stewart Head, Paul Sorvino and Sarah Brightman.
And Joan Jett.
I can't not watch.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Goal: Catch Repo (With, Yes, Some Music Involved...)
Yeah, I'm there.
With The Adventures Of Onion Boy, she self-publishes her way into a new area of dream state previously explored by Winsor McCay and Edward Gorey - check her out at http://www.onionboycomix.com .
See? There's music happening at Comic Con..
Stephen Moffat on Neil Gaiman writing for Doctor Who
Food is good.
Now I'm waiting on the start of the Freakazoid panel...
Bruce Timm, Paul Rugg, Paul Dini, Sherri Stoner, Rich Arons, Andrea Romano, and Jean MacCurdy are here. Nice.
Getting the hang of Thursday
Today, if I'm lucky, I'll see some interesting things...a peek at Watchmen would be nice...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Shhh... I'm Checking Out "Fringe"
Ran into Michael Uslan earlier, though. He's looking at good things in the future for the movie he produced...and considering said movie is "Batman: The Dark Knight", that's very good indeed.
Anyway, blurbs as they occur. Some might actually have something to do with music...
After J. J. Abrams's taped intro for the Comic-Con, the show unspooled...
There's twists of all sorts here - and I can give it no greater honor than to say that it kept my jet-lagged brain occupied, and I only looked at my watch once. The intro is grisly in a way I've not seen done on television before. The characters are solid, including one who's a new take on the idea of the "mad scientist" - this show follows what happens when he's locked away, and the stuff he thought was too dangerous happens anyway (though I did notice the name "Hannibal Lechter" pop up in my mind at least once.) You're in for a ride - I recommend it.
Took a walk of the roughly half-mile-long exhibit floor afterward. Thousands of people, and Lou Ferrigno (who, it must be said, looks damn good.)
It's gonna be a weird week.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
When it rains... (an apology)
Listeners to our Mono station, in fact, may have already noticed that yesterday's playlist is still running. Sorry 'bout that...trying to work it out...hopefully, tomorrow's playlist will be tomorrow's playlist.
As for the FM Showcase, it's the least listened-to station, so it kind of loses. It's really good right now if you haven't heard it yet, but I've yet to update it this week.
Bear with me...
Friday, July 11, 2008
Where The Eighties Went, And Other Updates
For that reason, we'll be putting Eighties Friday on hiatus for a while. It has gone from being the highest-rated day at Altrok Radio to the lowest - and if our audience is moving on, maybe we should, too.
That said, you should know that our commitment to classic tracks continues unabated. Those tracks are, rightfully, the cornerstone of everything we do, and we're doing a lot right now to expand our library even more to encompass the good stuff that came out back then.
So if you're unhappy about losing the solid block of Eighties, let us know - we'll try to find some way to accommodate you...and if you tuned out Fridays because there wasn't anything new, tune in again, because there is.
-- check out our two-hour FM Showcase airing at 10pm Eastern tonight at 90.5 The Night; we've got new tracks from Bloc Party, Black Ghosts and Wire, and classics too!
-- head to the Corner Tavern in New Brunswick (the corner in question is that of Easton & Somerset) Saturday night for the NextUnderground soiree; no cover, a rather fine dance floor (as long as you use it, otherwise the pool players start moving the pool tables back out) and a great selection of new and true alternative, and classics too...
-- finally, remember that the only way I know you're out there is if you tune in. If you're not there, I figure I'm doing something wrong, and I start changing things...
Thanks, as always, for listening.
Altrok Radio at http://www.altrokradio.com
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Altrok Radio Music Update #208
Altrok Radio is at http://www.altrokradio.com
Please remember to tune in whenever you can - every hour you listen turns into more visibility for the station; we show up higher in search listings, and such like that. And if you'd like to help us keep the stream running, check out the advertisers if they appeal to you; your interest actually helps fund us.
Now then, in addition to the outstanding Altrok Radio music mix that got us an Editor's Pick nod at Live365 and at About.com, we've added features we know you'll like...
Mondays at 11:30am Eastern (with a preview at 0730 GMT) you get to hear Sean Carolan (often referred to in these dispatches as "me") showcase the new music we've added this week on the Altrok Radio FM Showcase. New stuff, classic stuff, and Jeff Raspe with his Altrok Radio Underground Pick Of The Week...
And on Friday, it's Altrok's Eighties Friday: music from the eighties that mattered then AND now. An eight hour playlist that features some of the best that decade had to offer, drawing from all the music that was available at the time (yes, even from the seventies.)
But for now - we've got songs to let you know about.
This week, our Grinders (the stuff we play heavily) include music from:
- Theoretical Girl
- Ipso Facto
- Does It Offend You Yeah
- Patti Rothberg
- The Von Bondies
Plus we've got newly-added music:
- Black Francis - The Seus
- The Contrast - Caught In A Trap
- Courteeners - No You Didn't, No You Don't
- Dega Breaks - All Night
- Esser - I Love U
- Frightened Rabbit - Fast Blood
- Ladytron - Runaway
- Portishead - Machine Gun
- The Rascals - Freakbeat Phantom (Radio Version)
- Sky Parade - We Should Be Lovers
- Teitur - Catherine The Waitress
- Thailand - Favorite Sun
- We Are Scientists - Chick Lit (Radio Edit)
- The Xcerts - Do You Feel Safe
Our Featured Classics:
- The Alarm - The Stand
- Captain Sensible - Glad It's All Over
- Joe Jackson - The Harder They Come
- The Jesus And Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
- Romeo Void - Not Safe
- Siouxsie And The Banshees - The Killing Jar
- The Smithereens - Behind The Wall Of Sleep
- The Smiths - What She Said
- Sniff 'n' The Tears - Driver's Seat
- Talking Heads - I'm Not In Love
- Sean Carolan
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