Song of the Year (So Far) : 2009

from NPR but listener voted. Listen to them here, the Top Ten is below:

  1. My Girls : Animal Collective
  2. 2 Weeks : Grizzly Bear
  3. Blood Bank : Bon Iver
  4. The Rake’s Song : The Decemberists
  5. Lisztomania : Phoenix
  6. Zero : Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  7. This Tornado Loves You : Neko Case
  8. Sleepyhead : Passion Pit
  9. Laughing With : Regina Spektor
  10. The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid : The Decemberists
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“Roger Ebert is a moron! Transformers 2 is the best action movie ever. Don’t listem to that moron! He is only into slow boring romantic movies. Michael Bay did a great good’

It’s not a critic’s job to reflect box office taste. The job is to describe my reaction to a film, to account for it, and evoke it for others. The job of the reader is not to find his opinion applauded or seconded, but to evaluate another opinion against his own. But you know that. We’ve been over that ground many times. What disturbs me is when I’m specifically told that I know too much about movies, have “studied” them, go into them “too deep,” am always looking for things the average person doesn’t care about, am always mentioning things like editing or cinematography, and am forever comparing films to other films.

-Roger Ebert

A List of Characters from Stories I tell Me Boys

Chronological in order of creation:

1. Opus (an octopus) and friend Artie Starfish, his rival Knuckles (a crab) and Butch the Shrimp.
Four friends who don’t always get along so well, doing things in which hijinx ensue.

2. Saltus the Rabbit and friends Sordidus (a worm), Avis (a bird), and Tex (a spider).
Stories usually center around the athletic prowess of Saltus and the ensuing hijinx.

3. Blue-Blue, Pinker, and Bingobah (created by Archer and Jaiken).
Three monsters who scare each other, particularly Bingobah the ‘fraidy-monster.

4. Hero Boy and Zing (short for Kid Amazing) and WaterMom.
Hero Boy, with his super strength and flying ability, and Zing, with his super speed, get into trouble and WaterMom afterward hoses them down. (FireDad has not yet appeared).

5. Anton the Anteater, Ryan Rhinoceros, and Toogy the Toucan.
Stories center around food and how Anton won’t eat anything unless it contains ants and continually sneaking ants into the food of his friends.

6. Computer Man (created by Jaiken), KidVid, and the Televirus.
Computer Man (sometime Super-de-Duper Computer Man) and Kidvid must fight off the terrible Televirus that infiltrates all their favorite movies.

7. Skids (a robot) and Loco (the housefly).
Skids keeps building robotic companions and contraptions that go crazy and he and Loco must stop the rampage.

8. Pokey Patch (created by Jaiken) and Bumbleson.
Pokey Patch is a rare and elusive creature living in the deep dark jungle that Bounty Hunter Bumbleson tries to capture for the zoo. Bumbleson typically fails and gets pokies for his troubles.