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August 20, 2007

PK + HP cuteness


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Originally uploaded by jackh
That PK, he's a voracious reader. So it's only right he have his picture in the "cats and books" group on Flickr...

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August 09, 2007

tv mini reviews

Okay, I am not afraid to admit when I am wrong. I didn't like the first two episodes of John From Cincinnati, but I kept watching, and now I totally love it. It is bizarre and confusing and thought-provoking and I have done a total 180. I admit my change of heart because they're replaying the last 3 episodes tonight on HBO before airing the season finale (10th episode) on Sunday. Highly recommended. Try to keep an open mind.

I recently found two other new shows in cable land that are very impressive. The first is Mad Men on AMC, about advertising execs in 50s New York. A well-written, well-directed, well-acted show with interesting themes. The "it's the 50s!" winks are a little annoying sometimes but after 3 episodes I'll keep watching.

The other show is Saving Grace, with Holly Hunter, on TNT. Okay, granted, I'd probably watch Holly Hunter eat toast and be satisfied, but she kicks butt in this surprisingly well-written show. Leon Rippy (a Deadwood alum) has a scene-stealing role, too. Yes, this is a show about believing in God, but it's not preachy and not predictable and actually does a good job developing the characters. And did I mention Holly Hunter wears tight jeans and has lots of sex?

That's the word from summer TV land. Now back to your regular programming.

[ Update: It's been pointed out to me that Mad Men is set in ~60, not the 50's ]

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August 06, 2007

vote for bill jerram to play aclfest

The Bill Jerram Band rocks, vote for them to get into ACLFest!

From: Bill Jerram
Date: Aug 6, 2007 5:32 PM
Subject: THE BJB IS PLAYING THE ACL FEST!!!

Well, that's what we could be saying if you guys would just take a second to vote for us. It's an online contest to win a spot on the ACL Music Festival lineup. You can vote once a day from each email address you have, but we'll need some repeat voters to compete with the folks already on there. Send this link to your friends, too - we'll need their help. We may even send some reminders!

AND REMEMBER, YOU MUST CLICK ON THE CONFIRM LINK IN YOUR EMAIL TO COMPLETE THE VOTE. But no registration or anything is necessary.

So please, take a second, and vote, once a day even from all of your email addresses, through August 20th to try and get the BILL JERRAM BAND on the ACL Stage. We'd really appreciate it. Only 15 days left!

Bill

http://acl.mp3.com/feature/soundandjury/?band=BILL-JERRAM-BAND

"This online band battle has the ultimate grand prize: a spot on the 2007 Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup. Artists put their blood, sweat, and tracks online and are subject to fan and celebrity voting to determine the winners. Fans can listen to tons of free music, tell us who deserves to play at ACL"

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