Tricot Machine : New Music

For Canucks and Francophiles the band Tricot Machine:

Listening to this album makes me want to direct an indie film of kids riding bikes in a small town. Quirky humor and an awkward romance to follow.

Click here to listen to their song L’ours.

Do not purchase this CD from Amazon US, go to where it’s cheaper.


Poetry Magazine : January : 2009

geufel0001photo : Christian Pannier

C.K. Williams : I Hate

Keep track of the literary illusions in Kim Addonizio’s The First Line is the Deepest

Peter Munro : Names

“…seraphim that bicker exactly like gulls”

Roddy Lumsden : Season of Quite

Scott Cairns : Idiot Psalms

O Subtle Tweaker, Agent
of energies both appalling and unobserved,
do not allow Your servant’s limbs to stiffen
or to ossify unduly,

Allen Edwin Butt : La Petite Vie

Wendy Videlock : Change

Change is the new,
word for god,

10 Things about Tim Tebow


10. Grass stains become high fashion.

9. Tim Tebow begins speaking about Tim Tebow in the 3rd Person.

8. Superman starts wearing Tim Tebow pajamas.

7. Toast with Tim Tebow’s likeness begins showing up on Ebay.

6. In the National Championship game Tim Tebow received in technical foul for unsportsmanlike conduct because he started calling everyone “Not-Tim-Tebow”.

5. A law is passed that at the end of all political messages Tim Tebow must show up and say that he approves this message otherwise it may not air.

4. Tim Tebow comes out with a breakfast cereal called Defense…he eats it for breakfast.

3. Kids in Florida pray that they will catch a serious disease so that Tim Tebow will visit them.

2. After winning the National Championship the fans asked Tim Tebow to show them a gator chomp. Tim Tebow walked off and ten minutes later came back with an eight foot gator slung over his shoulder, he threw it down and took a bite out of its face.

1. When Tim Tebow points up to the sky after he scores a touchdown he’s actually asking Jesus if He wants a go at him next.

[see also my 10 reasons why Tim Tebow is a Man and You are Not]

Critics : Top Ten Movies : 2008

Anthony Lane:

  • The Orphanage
  • The Edge of Heaven
  • Four Months, Three Weeks, and Two Days
  • I’ve Loved You So Long
  • We Own the Night
  • Quantum of Solace
  • Iron Man
  • The Wrestler
  • Changeling
  • Wall-E

The New York Times A.O. Scott, Manohla Dargis, and Stephen Holden


A. O. Scott:

Cadillac Records
Rachel Getting Married

Manohla Dargis:

The Dark Knight
Flight of the Red Balloon
Paranoid Park
Silent Light
Synecdoche, New York

Stephen Holden:

The Class
The Edge of Heaven
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

The rest of the NY Times awards are found here.

Metacritic’s Best Reviewed Films of 2008:

1. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 97
2. Class, The 93
3. WALL-E 93
4. Man on Wire 89
5. Slumdog Millionaire 86
6. Flight of the Red Balloon, The 86
7. Edge of Heaven, The 85
8. Alexandra 85
9. Milk 84
10. Christmas Tale, A 84
11. My Winnipeg 84
12. Up the Yangtze 84
13. Momma’s Man 84
14. Ballast 84
15. Happy-Go-Lucky 84
16. Chop Shop 83
17. Paranoid Park 83
18. Trouble the Water 83
19. U2 3D 83
20. Tell No One 82

Woody Allen : DVDs

23 Woody Allen films are on sale at Amazon for 122.48 (Sets 1-3 + Comedy Collection)

Set 1: Annie Hall/Manhattan/Sleeper/Bananas/Interiors/Stardust Memories/Love and Death/Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask

Set 2: Shadows and Fog / September / Crimes and Misdemeanors / Another Woman / Alice

Set 3: Hannah and Her Sisters / The Purple Rose of Cairo / Broadway Danny Rose / Zelig / A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy / Radio Days

Comedy Collection: Anything Else / The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion / Hollywood Ending / Small Time Crooks