Monday, September 04, 2006

One Book One Show One Movie Two Bands

One of the many reasons why I’ve not posted so frequently lately is that many wonderful things are taking up my time, and I have waited to write until I’ve had time to post about each one at length so that you will be sure to buy/read/see/listen to each, but the other thing that’s been taking up my time, work, has prevented me from doing that.

So here is a brief mention of several, with the promise of more to come.

One Book
Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants by Jill Soloway. Fucking hilarious, fucking smart, fucking David Sedaris if he were a straight, feminist woman and maybe even funnier. Sorry David Sedaris, I totally love you too and I’ve seen you twice. You will totally want to be Jill Soloway’s new best friend after you read her book, and you will try, but get in line because I’m ahead of you.

One Show
Weeds Season One. We haven’t finished it yet. But it’s growing on us more and more and Kevin Nealon is hilarious and the title song is really really catchy and great but it takes a while to learn before you get the words more right than “Little boxes, little boxes nana na na nanananana and they’re all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.”

One Movie
Friends With Money. Man, that Nicole Holofcener, the writer/director, she just gets people, she gets relationships. The thing that’s interesting about this movie is that money is such a weird topic within romantic relationships but also amongst friends, who aren’t always equal in this way. And I think she showed that really well. Also I always love Catherine Keener always always but in this movie Fran McDormand, who should also just have Always after her name, like a college degree (Fran McDormand, Always.) just killed me. And the guy who played her husband. And so did Greg Germann. And also Joan Cusack.

Two Bands
Soccer Team: lush, chill, sexy
Hornet: loud, rocking, punk-ass

PS Apparently none of my links work. I guess that's what Google is for.


Mali said...

I heard a podcast interview with Jenji Kohan, the creator of Weeds, and she sounded so nice and funny and genuine. There's a Getty Images picture of her laughing, four thousand months pregnant, with Elizabeth Perkins' hand on her belly, which without a doubt confirms her wonderfulness. Great show. Sort of evokes the same satisfaction as a great book, which is more than I can say for "Project Runway" (even though I watch that too. I should leave the house more.)

In years and years, "Friends with Money" is the only film I've seen twice in the theater. So this whole post makes me happy. Yay.

Donny B said...

Weeds is a great show. Mary Louise-Parker can do no wrong. And I want to get cocktails with her and Elizabeth Perkins.

Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants is sitting on my book shelf but I haven't picked it up yet, so maybe that should be my next book. Did you know she used to write for Six Feet Under? Yet another good show...