by carl wilson

These Just In: Mr. Moody/SNFU, Too Old to Rock;
Ms. Mars/Mr. Migone, Not

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Salon gives Veronica Mars its second-annual "Buffy" anti-Emmy for underappreciated TV. Hopefully some Canadian network will hustle to pick up the VM second season when one of their stupider new shows stiffs. The Buffy comparison may not be quite right, though - I like Salon's alternate description of a Phillip Marlowe who "sometimes favours pigtails." (And if anybody can direct me to online video of Kristen Bell singing on last night's awards, I will be ... embarrassed, but grateful.)

UbuWeb is back, hurrah - and with a new Christof Migone section. Check out one of Canada's pointiest (expat) audio provocateurs and welcome the avant-garde hub of the Internet back to active duty. (Thanx to Robert for the heads-up.)

RIP SNFU.

As for me, still recuperating from post-fire exhaustion, but slowly remounting the usual hobbyhorses and kicking in my spurs. Should be back to fighting trim by week's end, I figger.

And author and all-too-frequent rambler-on-about-music Rick Moody says he might have outgrown rock'n'roll (and "the next thing, which... is not hip hop"). I think I speak for rock'n'roll when I say, Thank god almighty, free at last. Hip-hop, you never had it so good.

News | Posted by zoilus on Monday, September 19 at 03:08 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (2)

 

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The way I understand it to date is that CTV is planning to run VM next summer the way it did this summer, provided that U.S. ratings this year are good enough (and depending on this summer's VM ratings in Canada - which weren't that good, of course, as one would expect by running a student-age-targeted series in the summer, duh). I don't know if they actually own the rights. But I hold out hope that VM will surge this season in the U.S. (at least "surge" the way Buffy did in its third or so season) and someone here will be persuaded to jump on the bandwagon.

Posted by zoilus on September 20, 2005 12:22 PM

 

 

>> Hopefully some Canadian network will hustle to pick up the VM second season when one of their stupider new shows stiffs.

Oh man, don't tell me CTV's not running Season 2?!

Really sorry to hear about the fire, hope things are OK.

Posted by DW on September 19, 2005 05:00 PM

 

 

 

Zoilus by Carl Wilson