The week started off with the Academy Awards. I had Juno in my Oscar poll for Best Picture, but damn it, No Country For Old Men, swooped in and took home the award. I was one of the many people who thought the first three-fourths of the film was phenomenal, but found the last quarter a bit confusing. I zoned out when Tommy Lee Jones was giving his little speech at the dinner table, cause I thought it was just a set up scene for a big shoot-em-up grand-finale. I didn’t realize that was going to be the end of the film. Big ups to Javier Bardem though for winning Best Supporting Actor. He did manage to scare the crap out of me.
Earlier in the week, we found out that Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch may be foreclosed. This could mark the end of the mega-superstar era in music. Viva la indie music!
On Wednesday we lost broadcasting legend and inventor of the Terrible Towel, Myron Cope. I’m sure he’s got God saying “Yoi” by now.
The Kills launched a new website this week, which will feature a brand new song every day leading up to the release of, Midnight Boom.
My album of the week was Vampire Weekend’s self-titled debut. Gotta love “Oxford Comma”!
On Thursday I got to hang out with Georgie James. Look for the interview next week.
Gnarls Barkely put out a new single and video this week (keep an eye out for the JT cameo).
Concert-wise, here’s my picks for the weekend:
Noise Pop Festival (San Francisco)
March 1 (NYC)
March 2 (Providence, RI)
March 1 (Colombus)
March 2 (Cleveland)
Here’s my video pick of the week:
Before I forget, this is a freakin’ leap year baby! Enjoy your February 29! We only get one of these every four years!