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DVD's & Blu-rays / Re: The Walking Dead (Season 1 - 2010)
« on: August 14, 2011, 07:56:08 pm »
Episode 5: Wildfire

Okay, now I get why some people (namely Zombie fans) were a little bit ****ed off at the lack of Zombies in the series, especially in Wildfire. Two, count 'em two Zombies: Amy and the Walker in front of the CDC. This episode deals strictly with moving base camp and heading 100 miles to the Center For Disease Control. Not a whole lot happens other than transporting Jim who was bitten in the camp raid in an effort to save him in the hopes the CDC has a cure waiting for them. But that was not meant to be. Jim request that he be left on the side of the road rather than put the group at risk when he eventually turns. Kinda sad to see them just drive off like that. But they gotta do what they gotta do.

The ending of the episode when the shudders roll up at the CDC looked like it was right out of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. This may have been the slowest episode of the series so far, but it was still close to top notch in my book.

Music / Re: Hole - Discography
« on: August 14, 2011, 05:59:04 pm »
Hole (Nobody's Daughter) 2010


Nobody's Daughter is Hole's first album in 12 years. But it's only a Hole album in name only. Courtney Love is the only returning member from any versions of the band. After her disastrous solo album, my guess is that rather than trying to rebrand herself, it was better to fall back into a brand name that already worked for her...Hole. The biggest MIA here is that of Erik Friedlander, who co-formed Hole along with Courtney. So when she decided to resurrect the band without his involvement, it got ugly with lawsuits, etc....

Now that that's out of the way, I will rate on what the album is regardless of what the band name says or not. It's either a good album or a sh*tty one. And that goes for anything I listen to. As for Nobody's doesn't suck. But it's nowhere near that of the past 2 albums. It suffers from an uneven track list and a couple of songs should have been dropped all together. Stylistically it harkens back to it's alternative roots. It's not as pop-centric as Celebrity Skin.

Fave Songs: Someone Else's Bed and Letter To God

Nobody's Daughter Music Videos

No officially released videos yet. In production. Or so they say

Music / Re: Hole - Discography
« on: August 14, 2011, 05:49:30 pm »
Hole (Celebrity Skin) 1998


Listening again to Celebrity Skin, it's without a doubt my favorite Hole album and the best of the bunch. It's even more polished than that of Live Through This. Some would argue that it's also their "sell out" album in that it was written with radio in mind. Yes, it's got plenty of radio worthy singles. But I certainly wouldn't fault them because of this. I absolutely recommend Celebrity Skin. Check it out. You will not be disappointed.

Once again, Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson are the only returning band members on Celebrity Skin. Patty Schemel, the drummer on the last record did help write the songs here. But she left before recording began. The drum vacancy was filled in by Samantha Maloney (Motley Crue) in an uncredited capacity. Because Patty co-wrote the bulk of the album, she was given credit as writer and "current" Hole member. And new to the band on Bass was Melissa Auf der Maur. Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins) plays Bass on Hit So Hard in an uncredited role.

Fave Songs: All of 'em. But there are so many great songs here that it's really hard to pick a fave. So, I'll go with definite MVP worthy songs, which include Hit So Hard, Reasons To Be Beautiful and Use Once & Destroy. <--- Earworm. Listen to it once and your hooked. So fuuucking good.

Album cover is meh.

Music / Re: Hole - Discography
« on: August 14, 2011, 05:39:20 pm »
Hole (Live Through This) 1994


Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
Live Through This
at #466

Live Through This was released a mere 4 days after Kurt Kobain's suicide. This is regarded as Hole's masterpiece. It's that good. But I've always been torn between this one and Celebrity Skin as being the best. The album is so good that even Rolling Stone named it the best album of 1994, as well as later awarding it a spot on their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and rightly so.

As mentioned before, the lineup is always changing. Only 2 (Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson) remain from Pretty On The Inside. Taking over on Bass is Kristen Pfaff, who would later OD. And on Drums is Patty Schemel.

Overall, Live Through This is a much stronger album and more polished (while keeping it's edge) than that of their previous effort. The music style is more along the lines of Grunge/Alternative. The songs are full of hooks and melodies that easily made them radio friendly. I highly recommend this to anyone that is a fan of music. Even if you absolutely hate Courtney for whatever reason, you owe it to yourself to at least check it out and not just write it off because of all the tabloid fodder that has followed her wherever she goes.

Fave Songs: Violet, Miss World, Plump, Asking For It, Doll Parts, Credit In The Straight World and I Think That I Would Die

The album cover is an instant classic. Easily identifiable as a Hole album. And for the back cover, that's a young Courtney Love.

DVD's & Blu-rays / Re: The Walking Dead (Season 1 - 2010)
« on: August 14, 2011, 05:21:02 pm »
Episode 4: Vatos

That was fuuuucked up and what I would say was brilliant writing because the entire time, the viewer is waiting for Merle to make it back to base camp to wreak havoc on those that wronged him by leaving him chained up to the rooftop. We are so invested in his anger and what will happen when he gets there that you forget all about the Walkers. At least I did. So when the Walkers invade and tear up the camp it was startling to say the least.

Poor Amy. I liked her of what I did of her on the show. They better put her down now because we all know what's coming if they don't.

I liked the twist involving the Gang Bangers turning out to be guardians of Senior Citizens at an old folks home. I never saw that coming. Once again....brilliant.

I have a feeling that Darryl will turn against his Brother Merle now that he is somewhat seeing it from Rick's point of view. I wouldn't call it "bonding", but I do see a Cain and Able scenario playing itself out here. Just a hunch.

Music / Re: Hole - Discography
« on: August 14, 2011, 04:28:43 pm »
Hole (Pretty On The Inside) 1991


Pretty On The Inside is the definition of a raw album that seems to be one giant clusterf*ck. It's clear that the band was more or less just trying to write and put something down on tape. Even with the wall of sound which is the best way I can describe it, there are a couple of good songs here. I recently listened to POTI a few months ago after a long hiatus. And to me it seemed fresh and original coming back to it and so I gave it a 4-5 star rating I believe. But this time around, all the faults have once again surfaced and certainly does not merit such a generous rating.

Hole as a band has had a revolving door of bandmates throughout it's career. The lineup here is anchored by Courtney Love (Vocals, Rhythm Guitars), Eric Erlandson (Lead Guitar), Jill Emery (Bass) and Caroline Rue (Drums).

Fave Songs: Teenage Wh*re and Babydoll

Album cover is what it is....a clusterf*ck. All over the place.

Pretty On The Inside Music Videos

Hole - Garbadge Man

Music / Re: Hole - Discography
« on: August 14, 2011, 03:37:34 pm »
What Is The Best Hole Album of All Time?

Circa 1998

Music / Hole - Discography
« on: August 14, 2011, 03:36:13 pm »
Discography Threads

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Music / Re: Guitar Gods: Past, Present and Future
« on: August 14, 2011, 12:45:08 pm »

This guy is a master and so overlooked.

Underrated is the understatement of the century.

Television / Re: Archer (Season 3)
« on: August 14, 2011, 12:32:12 pm »
Season 1 Promo Poster

This is one of my all time favorite Posters for a TV Show (the other being Chuck), which pays homage to Live And Let Die.

DVD's & Blu-rays / Re: True Grit (2010)
« on: August 14, 2011, 12:17:55 pm »
I'm not a fan of Western's...

I forgive you anyway.  :)

Television / Re: Archer (Season 3)
« on: August 14, 2011, 12:14:18 pm »
That was cool to see the person associated with the voice. Archer... never in a million years would I have picked that dude.

Love the show. One of the few series if ever to pick-up on DVD

Can't wait for season 3

Ever since I started watching the show, I've known most of the actors/actresses involved and I could easily put them with their on screen characters. They each have very distinctive voices...which makes their characters all the more...AWESOME!!  ;D

Television / Re: Archer (Season 3)
« on: August 14, 2011, 09:47:03 am »
Added Comic Con 2010 (Hyping Season 2)

Television / Re: Archer (Season 3)
« on: August 14, 2011, 09:38:47 am »
If you have never seen this, do yourself a favor and watch it. It's one of the funniest shows going right now.

Season 3 will run a total of 16 episodes with three episodes expected to air starting September 15, 2011 as the finale to Season 2, with the remaining thirteen comprising season three to air in early 2012.

Television / Archer (Season 3)
« on: August 14, 2011, 09:30:00 am »

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