Monday, August 07, 2006

What have you been reading, watching, listening to?

For Your Consideration
Here's something to get you looking forward to the fall. A new Christopher Guest movie, with all the regulars--Michael McKean, Eugene Levy, Harry Shearer, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara--is coming out later this year. No trailer or official website yet that I can find, but the plot synopsis is this:
The film centers around three actors (played by O'Hara, Posey, and Shearer) who learn that their respective performances in the film Home for Purim, a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, is generating award-season buzz.
Tom Waits
One of my heroes finally came to Tennessee, so I saw him back to back nights--in Memphis and here in Nashville over the weekend. A stunning show--whole gamut of emotions with sure power in his voice and high energy (especially in Memphis). I also appreciated that at least 6 songs he put on the list Saturday were different from the set on Friday. If you have a chance to catch any of this brief and rare tour you should. But if you don't have tickets already, good luck.

If you want to know what album will provide the most guidance for this live show, pick up his most recent, Real Gone.

Weekend Box Office
1. Talladega Nights
2. Barnyard
3. Pirates 2
4. Miami Vice
5. The Descent

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