Archive for January 27th, 2009

Cadbury’s eyebrow dance

This clip has been making the rounds on the information superhighway over the past couple days, but it is indeed a commercial — and therefore television-related.

Kids are cute even when they’re weird.  Actually, especially when they’re weird.

January 27th, 2009

TV on DVD for January 27th, 2008

Title Season
Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, The Come Dream With Me – Complete Series
All-New Super Friends Hour, The Season 1, Volume 2
America’s Dumbest Criminals 20 TV Episodes
Beiderbecke Affair, The (mini-series) Beiderbecke Affair
Blossom The Complete 1st & 2nd Seasons
Charlie Brown/Peanuts Specials You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown: Deluxe Edition
Cheers Season 11
Invaders, The Season 2
Love Boat, The Season 2, Volume 1
M.A.N.T.I.S. The Complete Series
Meerkat Manor Season 4
Pink Panther Show, The Classic Cartoon Collection
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Volume 1: A Monster Catch
SpongeBob SquarePants Spongicus
Voltron: Defender of the Universe Collection 7: Land Team (Vehicle Force)
 

January 27th, 2009

Music: Frightened Rabbit makes beautiful Scottish break-up songs

There’s something disheartening about falling in love with a band and then finding out — after the fact — that they were already on Grey’s Anatomy.

Last season.

But I really shouldn’t let that psych me out. After all, a good song is a good song and the fact that Grey’s Anatomy is a ridiculous show doesn’t negate the fact that the people who do the song licensing get it spot-on much of the time (that is, when they’re not spinning their wheels with piano-based teen songstresses).

Frightened Rabbit is a wonderful Scottish band that I’ve grown to love, literally, over the past four hours. Fronted by two brothers named Hutchison, the songs on their second album (The Midnight Organ Fight, released early last year) are lilting break-up anthems. Sample lyrics: “I am armed with the past, and the will, and a brick/ I might not want you back, but I want to kill him.”

The lyrics aren’t shy on four-letter words, but they’re clearly borne of frustration. Plus, it’s hard to get offended when you hear Scott Hutchison’s charming brogue. Maybe it’s just me, but I am completely helpless against a Scottish accent.

Here’s the video for one of the best (if not the very best) songs on the album, Heads Roll Off. It features adorable wee Scottish schoolchildren.

PS – This band sort of reminds me of Counting Crows, which makes me feel uncomfortable.  Like Adam Duritz and his cheeks and his white guy dreads are just masquerading as Scottish folk-rocksters. So now I’ve put that in your head so you can feel uncomfortable too. You’re welcome.

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The More You Know: Who wants a cupcake?

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