Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Free Form Comments (#100!)

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scott91777 said...

A few things,


In case you missed my response last week, there is a link to the Cash/'Hurt' piece under the best of the blog comment threads to the right; it is under the link 'Cover Songs'

I picked up the new Metallica album and as the Rolling Stone review notes ( This is, basically, them doing what U2 did with All That You Can't Leave Behind... getting back to the basics after straying too far from what they do best. It may not be as good as Master Of Puppets... but it's the best thing they've done since the Black Album. "Unforgiven III" is pretty crappy (did we really need a third installment?) but, overall, I'm digging it.

I also went back and re-evaluated ...And Justice For All at the reccomendation of some friends and discovered that it is actually much better than I thought it was, the production is still odd... I might write a more thorough post on this later.

Chuck Klosterman, my favorite pop-culture commentator, released his first fictional work this week. The description seems interesting. I'll be picking it up later in the week.

All Star Superman 12 out today!

In non-pop culture news, I'm reading Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard to Find (or, as is often miswritten by students in English Departments nationwide, A Hard Man is Good To Find). I've already read the 3 by Flannery O'Connor collection which is later works than this... but it's interesting that she often rewrote similar ideas... like there's a story here where Baptism is equated with drowning... which she would later perfect in The Violent Bear it Away.

Oh, and guess what today is? I'll give you a hint... the numbers at the end of my handle aren't random :)

Andrew said...

Hi all,

Ran across this:
yesterday and thought the people frequenting this blog might find it humorous, no matter political persuasion.

Voice Of The Eagle said...

Tell us about your new job Doc Klock.
What you are teaching?

Geoff Klock said...

Composition classes as I did before. When I get a story worth reporting I will let you know.

Geoff Klock said...

oh, and happy birthday scott!

scott91777 said...

Thanks G! :)