Remember last summer, when I was complaining that there were no quality CDs to buy, or movies coming out, or shows to see… well, not this summer my friends. Heck no.
Deep Dish will start off the summer June 10th with a massive 4 disk Global Underground set. Global Underground #25: Deep Dish – Toronto.
At Avalon in Boston, Carl Cox will be in town June 27th for Avalon’s 5 anniversary party. A few weeks later, the master of all things techno, Paul Van Dyk, will be there July 18th.
Movie wise, Bowling For Columbine will be release August 19 on DVD, The Animatrix DVD will be out June 3rd, Punch-Drunk Love is out on the 24th, and Chicago will be August 19th.
In theaters, this weekend Finding Nemo and the Italian Job come out. The Hulk, Charlie’s Angels, Terminator 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean are all mid-summer (although I’m not really interested in seeing any of those). SWAT and Tomb Raider are late summer releases (don’t care about those either).
Video game wise, it’s unfortunately bleak. At the moment, Blitzkrieg and Rise of Nations are this only things coming out (or came out this week) that are worth playing. Star Wars Galaxies comes out at the end of June for those who might care (I don’t) and Republic comes out the next day (23rd and 24th respectively). Homeworld 2 comes out at the end of August but other than that, it’s a long long wait all summer for the mother of all games, Half-Life 2, which won’t be out until September 30th. There will be a few minor releases here and there to keep us busy over the summer, but fully expect to still be playing whatever game your playing now, in August.
Despite the lack of gaming, finding a full time job should keep me fairly busy. First finding it, then working at it of course.
Alrighty, on a more personal note, my apartment is pretty messy. I really wanted to clean it up before the Arolfo’s get here tonight (and before my folks get here tomorrow) but I didn’t get to it. I’ve been busy. So, cleaning will have to be done in the middle of packing… which I also haven’t started. Damn, I’ve got a lot to do tomorrow. I probably won’t have time to post again until Sunday or so. Tomorrow is graduation rehearsal, packing, family stuff, etc. Saturday IS graduations, all 4 hours of it. Then probably dinner, then more packing. Sunday, my parents leave and I’ll have time to start packing whats left to come with me in the Matrix but since I don’t leave until Tuesday, I’ll probably relax a little.
The basic plan is for my brother to stay down here with me and drive back with me on Tuesday. Lauren’s also leaving Tuesday with Sara. So, 90% of the packing and preparations need to be done by Sunday morning, but I’ve got another 2 days to pack my car after that.
After that it’s 2 days on the road (or one really long one if you drive it strait) and then I’m home… unemployed and broke. Then the job search begins. I’ve already got 20+ names, phone numbers, etc, of NH and MA area commercial photographers. It’ll just be about making the rounds to see who needs a full time assistant at that point. If that doesn’t work out, I look for web work. If that doesn’t work out, I start looking in the Houston area and find something little to hold me over. Fingers crossed folks, fingers crossed.
True Crime: Streets of LA looks promising on the game front, IMHO.
congrats on graduation, and apologies for not making it down to Savannah during your tenure :/
hopefully we’ll be hanging out in New England some day in the future… 🙂
Speaking of Bowling for Columbine: http://www.revoketheoscar.com/ is worth reading over. Maybe you should wait until you have time to write a good Matt-o-Rant™ about it thought.
Chris: We certainly will. Job market pending, I hope New England is perminent.
Chip: That’s a funny read. I especially like how they went on and on about how BFC was anti-american propaganda and how wrong it is and then further down the page says it’s ok for Moore to have his views but that they think it’s not a true documentary. I’d ask the question of what exactly they think a documentary is. To most people it’s whatever they see on the discover channel about polar bears or snake species. A true documentary can most certainly involve the author or artists opinions. While it’s commonly thought that you should be impartial, most of the time it just doesn’t make for a good documentary. You have to be passionate about your subject in order to do good work about it, whether it’s snakes or America’s problems. Moore certainly isn’t the first to point out America’s problems and he won’t be the last. Uber Pro Americans need to realize that not everyone believes war/guns/violence will solve national problems.
I also liked the part about how “250,000 people have visited anti-Moore sites, and how that’s a lot of voices”… that’s all well and good, but when a few million copies of his books have been sold, I think that’s just a tad bigger number.
They’re all entitled to their opinions. They’re all morons, but they’re entitled to be one. 🙂
actually, the DD set looks like it won’t be a massive 4 disk set (unfortunately), but it will be GU025, and then each of the afterclub mixes. Gonna rock either way tho…
I thought the limited edition (usually the “long box”) was going to be all 4? oh well. buying them seperately won’t be that bad… so long as the afterclub mixes aren’t full CD price. Oh well.
Their specific problems with it winning a documentary award is that it states several things as truth which are not, which is against the Acedemy’s rules for a documentary apparently. On those grounds, I agree with them.
I ended up not reading all of his book, mainly because it got on my nerves that he never cites any sources for all the facts he throws out. There should be about an inch of footnotes on every page.
About the facts, I agree. He can really pull some random ones out of his ass sometimes. My opinion of Moore is that I agree with about 90% of his opinions, 90% of the time. Whether his reason for his opinions are based in proven facts remain to be seen but I think most of them (too many guns, americans in poverty, rights of the workers, etc) are good ones. I’m sure his numbers are a bit off. He also chooses numbers that will get the point across in the most dramatic sort of way. I think I mentioned a few of these back when we saw the movie. Like I said, I like his ideas, I just wish they were a little more grounded so that anyone that slightly agrees with him doesn’t sound like a nut job.
hehe, you just called yourself a nut job 😉
yeah… but just 90% of the time… hehehe.