Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tag, I'm it. - My Cultural Life

I've been tagged by Konagod

1. What am I reading at the moment?

I'm looking for something to read!! Actually, I'm in the middle of 1776 , by David McCullough. I need to make a run to the bookstore, but that is a trip out of town. I hope to read soon:

The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy
Atonement by Ian McEwan (So I can go see the film)
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman (So I can make sense of the very blah film I saw in December.)

2. What Am I Listening To At The Moment?

In the car, mostly one of the two NPR stations on Sirius. I particularly look for The Bryant Park Project. As for music, I'm on a "Bitter Chicks" kick. Lucinda, Amy mostly. A little Edie, Diana, Natalie, and Joss thrown in for good measure. I know they aren't all bitter, but when I'm listening to the ladies, I tend to listen to them all together.

3. What Am I Watching At The Moment?

The Complete Season 2 of Saturday Night Live, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, the new season of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. And of course, the NFL playoffs.

In keeping with the theme, I give you this. Best cover ever? Probably not, but it's right up there. It takes a great song and re-imagines it in a delicious way. This is my favorite song by her.


I tag Phydeaux, Red Queen, and Robin


konagod said...

How was the Sarah Connor Chronicles? I couldn't bring myself to watch it on Fox for fear of having my fond memories of the films reduced to some suggary syruppy glop. But the ratings were great apparently.

Brave Sir Robin said...

I thought it was pretty good. I watched the pilot Sunday night, but I haven't seen the first regular episode yet. I DVR'd it, so I will see it this week.

It starts in 1999, then they travel to 2007. There is an FBI agent on the trail, as well as Sarah's fiance' that she left with no explanation.

Anne said...

I have something for you to read: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. It's blowing my mind, and I'm so wrapped up in it that I want to stay home from work and read it all day. It starts off slow, but don't let that fool you.

Atonement is good. I like Ian McEwan. The movie is good, too, but the book is better in a way that only a book can be.

I caught an episode of No Reservations a couple of weeks ago and very much enjoyed it. I might netflix the first season after I'm done with the Tudors

Brave Sir Robin said...

No Reservations is probably my favorite TV show.

I'll check out Cloud Atlas, thanks!

The Red Queen said...

I will totally do this meme- once I have electricity back so i can actually be watching something and listening to something.

In the mean time, thanks for being so cool. It helps.

Robin said...

Okies, I'll do this tomorrow...I'm not reading/watching/listening to anything at this moment except the fish tank filters and I'm falling asleep. I'll offer better answers later.

Batocchio said...

I'll be interested to hear your takes on the books, when you're finished. FWIW, I like Atonement the movie but still haven't read the book.