Monday, August 13, 2007

The video for "God's Gonna Cut You Down" by Johnny Cash is such a clusterfuck of random cameos it's ridiculous. I didn't even know this song had a video, I just found it by accident when i was looking at stuff like this. I wish I had been around when Johnny Cash had a TV show, it must've been so surreal. The set looks like he took over the home shopping network or something.

I finally got around to seeing that Buddy Holly movie with Gary Busey. I really like Busey in it! I don't know if Buddy Holly actually walked around beating up producers and threatening to kill people - he never seemed that macho to me, but maybe. I really liked it when he smacked this one producer and then hit the same fighting stance he did when he fought Chris Farley in that one movie: the open-handed shoveling motion that says "I'm not just gonna punch you, I'm gonna tear you limb from limb!" No, but it was a good movie.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I saw the Hold Steady at Prospect Park a few days ago. They're a trip, cause they get away with being so cheesy that it just comes across as really sincere. They're like Indi-Emo. I think for me they're one of those bands that I like a lot better live than I like their CDs. I saw them once before, years ago at the Ottobar in Baltimore, which is this big bar/ little club. They seemed totally in their element there, and they made a point of saying how they thought they'd be a bar band when they were in the bandshell at Prospect Park. "This is a big bar we're playing tonight." They seemed a bit out of element in the park, but they ended up filling up the stage. It was a good show. For me, the best moments were when the keyboard player played accordian on one song and the Star Power moments when the guitar player threw his guitar over his shoulder.