As much as I enjoyed Contra, I'm ambivalent to them playing Sasquatch. They're an act I'd like to see, but at the same time, if there's somebody else I even remotely enjoy playing at the same time, it would not be a difficult show for me to skip.
You're crazy. I didn't really like Contra, but it would take something special for me to miss Vampire Weekend live. Those dudes put on a show.
To me, Perfect from Now On and Keep it Like a Secret are top-tier albums, and everything else falls just below them. In Drew's five star ichunes rating system, those are both 4 1/2 star albums (I'm very selective about my five-star albums), and the others are between 3-4 stars.
About 100 pages into The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I haven't felt strongly about the world-building so far, but the character development is incredible, and the voice of the book is impressive.
I liked this book a lot, but the second one disappointed me. What I like about Rothfuss is that he's melding old-school fantasy with the fairy story, and he's talented. But frankly, if you're not Susanna Clarke, you didn't write the best fairy story homage ever.
Just got out of Zero Dark Thirty. Meh. I mean it was good, but so was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and that didn't win best picture.
I don't even know who I'm rooting for anymore. I think of the nominees, the one with the most balls was Les Mis. The Master is the movie that I've thought of the most, and I probably enjoyed watching Moonrise Kingdom more than anything else this year. Those might be my top three.
Only, like, five teams have been underdogs at home in the NFC/ACF championship game since like 1970. It's crazy. Honestly I think Atlanta will win now - the underdog factor, home stadium, and a west coast team traveling east for the early game.