Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Miscellaneous: Links

I’ve added Do The Math, the blog by the jazz trio The Bad Plus, to the permanent roster even though it’s going on hiatus for the rest of June. The latest post, cataloging all their recent entries, will tell you why. Not just interesting material on jazz past and present, but thoughts on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, P. G. Wodehouse, Ross Thomas, the use of music in Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, and more. It’s an embarrassment of riches.

The A.V. Club decrees Joe Versus The Volcano a secret success. I could have told them that.

Real men love The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai. According to earlier entries, they also love Robocop and The Rocketeer. My feelings about those movies prove, to quote another film that belongs in this category, that I am all that is man.

Speaking of real men: Raymond Chandler, Clive Owen, and Frank Miller. That’s quite the potent cocktail.