A Slice of Fried Gold

Slices of Fried Gold - 9/8/08

Monday, September 8, 2008

So I'm looking to start some new blogging traditions. I started some a while back (lists on Mondays, reviews of new albums on Tuesdays, reviews of new comics on Wednesdays, plus the Weekend Edition) but now I think I'm going to get back on it. I'm going to start up a recommendation segment on Mondays, and I'm going to call it "Slices of Fried Gold." Get it? Like my blog title? God. I'm good.

No less, I'll recommend three to five things (or more if I'm feeling saucy) that I've been enjoying quite a bit lately in the world each week. Here we go!

Music: Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

I went from not having listened to this band a month and a half ago to blaring this album over and over to the number of 221 listens in that period of time. I'm quite the fan. I've pretty much been digging anything electro pop lately, and this is about as good as it gets when it comes to that tasty little genre.

Incredibly dance-y, remarkably easy to sing along to, and just a blast of an album.

This is a definite contender for 2008 album of the year for me.


Comics: 100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso

I picked up the first trade for this last year, read it, liked it a good amount and asked for more for Christmas. My wish was granted, as I received four more trades. Awesome right? Yeah, except I didn't read them until recently. Now I can't get enough, as this brilliantly intertwined crime opera by Azzarello and Risso is an incredible study of morals, the interconnectedness of life, and the human condition.

Plus, there are all kinds of cool gangsters, shady organizations that control the United States, secret agent types that are the ultimate badasses, and so much noir goodness that James Ellroy looks at this book in awe.

One of the best books on the market today and another reason why Vertigo is the greatest publisher out there.


TV: Entourage season 5

After seasons 3 and 4, I was ready to let this show go. With Medellin, Walsh, and pretty much everything else growing tiresome, I didn't have much patience left. Early reviews were out as well, and it sounded like more of the same. I went into the premiere with much trepidation and was ready to pull the plug at any time.

Surprisingly, I loved it. It's like they remembered what made this show awesome, and then focused on putting that formula back in place. Welcome back guys.


Online show: Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog

I waited with much anticipation at midnight as Joss Whedon released the first episode of this online show a while back, enjoyed it, then promptly forgot about it for quite some time. Tonight, I loaded it all up on my 360 and watched it - and it was fantastic. Funny, surprisingly touching, and full of strangely great music. Plus, a cast featuring my boys NPH (Neil Patrick Harris for the uninitiated) and Nathan Fillion? How can you go wrong with that?

If interested in watching, make sure to click the link because it takes you to the whole series on Hulu. Gotta love the Hulu.


K. Inez said...

I *LOVED* this, and it broke my heart in the most delicious way possible.

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