Friday, July 22, 2005

Old Ladies with M-16s!!!!!!

My Grandma wouldn't do this for me.

"You (I) Should Have An Affair With Your (My) Blog." -Eric Jay

So as it turns out my blog (and blogs in general) has become a frequent topic of conversation for me. This fact lead my second best friend Eric to make the above statement. But if I'm going to have a love affair it might have to be with the Wrens.

Ah the Wrens. Trouble with having become a Wrens fan is that they take long ass stratches between releases (ie: 6 years between the Abbot 1135 and the revalatory The Meadowlands). Well Pitchfork suggests that this may be changing. Wrens Prep LP, EP, Tour This news may be bigger for me on a personal level than news of a new Radiohead album. "What?!" you may be saying. Well, we are all pretty sure that Radiohead will drop a new album. The Wrens releasing one is not a foregone conclusion. And to know that the expanded Abbot 1135 or a new Wrens album could be out by the END OF THE YEAR is quite simply tear inducingly wonderful.

For those who don't know the Wrens I highly recomend you get to know them.

Improv Comedy in Central Park

So UCB threw a free night of improv in Central Park. At first I was certain it would not be too packed being a Thursday. Of course upon seeing the line which was inhumanly long I assumed a) we would not be getting in and b) it would not be particularly fun seeing sketch comedy in such an uncomfortable setting. But Jessica (the only person I know who wasn't a lame ass about coming) and I were actually quite impressed. It helped that they pulled out all the big names: Paul Sheer (Best Week Ever), Horatio Sanz (SNL), Rob Cordurry (Daily Show), and even the Annoying Cell Phone Guy!! But most notable was the pressence of the entire founding UCB team (including the SNL minted Amy Poheler).

What I was most struck by however was Rob Riggle. He was clearly the MVP of the evening and I officially think he's the least effectively used current member of SNL's cast.