That's Isaiah's latest The World Today Just Nuts "Ms. Troll Goes Shopping" from last night. First up, I added a note to my Friday post (added it early Sunday). What I saw was a preview of Evita. They were reviewing it last week because it had just officially opened. That was probably the third or fourth play I've seen in NYC. I'm not from NYC, I'm not a ghost of theatre. So previews? What the heck are those? We saw the musical in NYC, I assumed it had "opened." C.I. explained it to me Sunday and I came in and did my note to the post.
Now second, do you have respect for rock groups that rip off Jimi Hendrix or Kurt Cobain? I don't. The morning started with a new single on alt-rock radio where they were trying to sound like Nirvana and it just hit me wrong. On the drive this evening, it was a Pearl Jam wanna-be ripping off Hendrix. Am I the only one who gets bothered by that?
Third. Ay-yi-yi. I do my album reviews on the weekends -- or extended weekends -- because C.I. busts her ass on The Common Ills, getting content up there. And I like to feel I helped out on the weekends which are the toughest (due to the all night writing session for Third). But I will have a review up tomorrow or Wednesday. I did not know an album was out. I broke street date on the last one (didn't realize it) and took flack (that's fine and that's fair) in e-mails for it. But I thought I had a few weeks on an album. Turns out it came out last Tuesday. So I'm pulling together a review very quickly.
(If you're saying, "Kat, you procrastinate!" No s**t. But I will do this, it's a promise. I could probably do it right now, in fact.)
If I do it on a Sunday, for example, that means Isaiah can grab a Sunday off if he wants or C.I. doesn't have to knock herself out for a Sunday entry at 10:00 p.m. So that's why I prefer to do these on the weekends.
I don't give an album stars in my reviews. But that is the sticky point right now. I think it could be one of the ten best of the year. That could change with some major releases. But it's good. It's not great. I need to figure out how good it is (on my scale) and then I'll have the review all sewn up.
Remember that I also plan to review Bonnie Raitt's new album this month. I'll easily be at ten (I think) before June but I'll probably grab an album a month for the rest of the year. (My deal is I do ten reviews a year plus a year-in-review. Anything else is extra.)
Go check out "The Bionic Woman Season Three" -- we did that yesterday. I think you'll like it.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"