Lisa’s Week In Review: 8/12/19 — 8/18/19


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Here’s what I watched, read, and listened to last week:

Films I Watched:

  1. After (2019)
  2. The Beach Bum (2019)
  3. Detective Pikachu (2019)
  4. Dirty Dancing (1987)
  5. Duck, You Sucker (1972)
  6. Frozen Alive (1964)
  7. Gimme Shelter (1970)
  8. Greta (2019)
  9. Home Abduction (2019)
  10. Miss Bala (2019)
  11. Saving Westbrook High (2013)
  12. Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)
  13. V.C. Andrews’s Gates of Paradise (2019)
  14. Woodstock (1970)
  15. Zombie Tidal Wave (2019)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 60 Days in Narcoland
  2. Bachelor in Paradise
  3. Better Call Saul
  4. BH90210
  5. Big Brother 21
  6. The Confession Tapes
  7. Dance Moms
  8. Fear the Walking Dead
  9. Ghost Whisperer
  10. Grand Hotel
  11. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  12. King of The Hill
  13. Legion
  14. Masterchef
  15. Saved By The Bell
  16. So You Think You Can Dance
  17. Sweetbitter
  18. The Terror: Infamy

Books I Read:

  1. Make My Day: Movie Culture In The Age of Reagan (2019) by J. Hoberman
  2. The M.D. (1991) by Thomas M. Disch

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Adi Ulmansky
  2. Amy Winehouse
  3. Anna Straker
  4. Avicii
  5. Biond
  6. Blanck Mass
  7. Bloc Party
  8. The Chemical Brothers
  9. Elohim
  10. Florence + The Machine
  11. Gwen Stefani
  12. HAIM
  13. Jakalope
  14. Lara Snow
  15. Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
  16. Miya Folick
  17. Moby
  18. UPSAHL

Links From Last Week:

  1. Please consider subscribing to Ryan C.’s Patreon!
  2. On Days Without Incident, Leonard reviewed Re: Creators!
  3. On Pop Politics, Jeff shared: Fred Williamson and James Brown Are Down And Out In New York City In Black Caesar, Happy International Left-Handers Day, Where Is Ghislaine Maxwell?, I Guess President John Hickenlooper Isn’t Happening, Ken Clarke Again?, and Kennedy vs. Markey!
  4. On her photography site, Erin shared: Tree Flower, Black-and-White Tree, Yellow, Black-and-White Morning, Duck in Black-and-White, Clouds, and Outside!
  5. I wrote about Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog!
  6. On my music site, I shared music from Florence + The Machine, The Chemical Brothers, Elohim, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Anna Straker, Bloc Party, and Adi Ulmansky.
  7. When Their Book Deal Blew Up After Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Glenn Thrush Kept His Advance. Maggie Haberman Had To Pay Hers Back.
  8. Gay personal assistant says Faye Dunaway called him ‘a little homosexual boy’: lawsuit
  9. ‘Luxury beliefs’ are the latest status symbol for rich Americans
  10. Disgraced Pundit Mark Halperin Signs Deal to Publish New Political Book
  11. Deadspin Editor Quits, Rails Against Bosses: ‘I’ve Been Repeatedly Lied To and Gaslit’

Links From The Site:

  1. Case reviewed Titans!
  2. Erin helped everyone get ready for back to school and shared: Damned Are The Meek, The Street Is My Beat, The Scuba Set, The Houseguest, Strip Street, Trap of Lesbos, and Double Up!
  3. Gary reviewed The Sandlot and paid tribute to Peter Fonda!
  4. Jeff paid tribute to Peter Fonda and shared music from M., Primal Scream, and Eddie Money!
  5. I shared music videos from Biond, Amy Winehouse, Arlo Guthrie, and Miya Folick!  I also reviewed Greta, Miss Bala, and After!
  6. Ryan reviewed Pope Hats, The Empress Cixtissis, My Fanny, Andros, and Tat Rat, along with sharing his weekly reading round-up!

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Weekly Reading Round-Up : 08/11/2019 – 08/17/2019, Recent First Issues


Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

My reading pile is a bit all over the map these days — some stuff from the current week, some stuff from previous weeks, and some back issues are all vying for my attention (whatever that’s worth). As things shook out, I ended up reading four new “number ones” the other day, and since we talk about “number ones” a hell of a lot in this column and I’m writing it at 5:30 A.M. and have precisely no mental energy to come up with a different theme, we’re gonna stick with what we know —

Batman : Curse Of The White Knight #1 is the start of what I believe to be a six-parter that sees Sean Murphy return to his “alternate universe” Gotham for another go-’round between Batman, a once-again-evil Joker and, I guess, Azrael, this time under the auspices of DC’s purportedly “prestigious” Black Label imprint. Murphy’s art…

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“Tat Rat” #8 Is All That


Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

Whatever happened to the real underground, man?

You know the one — it specialized in lurid, obsessively-detailed depictions of squalor, depravity, perversion, and societal collapse. It not only embraced decay, it reveled in it. And it was definitely more than a little bit dangerous — back when it was around.

But perhaps rumors of its demise have been exaggerated. Yeah, you’ve gotta look harder  to find it now that high-brow art comics have swallowed up all the territory that falls outside the mainstream, but a small number of die-hard cartoonists either didn’t get the memo, or tore it up and threw it in the trash where it fucking well belongs.

Which brings us to the Forsley brothers, Cameron and Christopher, and the eighth and most recent issue of their irregularly self-published series. Tat Rat.

Everything about this comic is just plain intense — hyper-detailed woodcut style illustrations, rich inky…

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Music Video Of The Day: Club Michelle by Eddie Money (1984, directed by ????)


You have to feel for Eddie Money in this video.

Years ago, he met the girl of his dreams at the Club Michelle but now that he’s back in town, he can’t find her.  Not in the bars.  Not on the street corner.  Not anywhere.  Instead, he’s reduced to asking his cab driver if he’s seen her.  I am not sure where this music video is taking place.  If he’s in New York, he’s never going to find her.  He can’t even find the club again!

As a performer, Eddie Money’s popularity was due to being a rock star who still came across as being a total doofus.  Listeners could relate to him in a way that they couldn’t relate to some other rock stars.  If Mick Jagger said he couldn’t remember where the club was, you’d never buy it.  But Eddie Money?  You would be shocked if he didn’t get lost in New York.

Enjoy!