Monthly Archives: December 2003

Poppa’s Got a Brand New Baggins

After last week’s overlong re-release of “The Fellowship of the Ring,” this week brings better news: “The Two Towers” is now the movie it always should have been. Long, very long, and long as well – and worth every minute of it. Continue reading

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Vote Early and Often

I keep meaning to mention that we’re nominated in the 2003 Weblog Awards hosted at the Wizbang blog. If you like what you read here, please go vote for Pepper of the Earth over there. There’s no registration, just click … Continue reading

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Ethan’s Last Stand

… make that Ethan Lipton‘s last “Calls the Shots” showcase at Low. Ariana, the booker at Low, is moving onward and who knows what the new flavor of the space will be; Ethan is having his last taste tonight, with … Continue reading

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If the Chouffe Fits

In that curious way life has of sticking its head into the room while you’re busy with something else, I’m slowly coming to realize that the play is done and that – wheee! – I have time again. The last … Continue reading

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The Snow And The Chicken Man

with apologies to The Chicken and the Snowman… December 5th, and it’s snowing as though it was February 5th. I’m going to hate this winter as much as I hated the last one. It’s 8:30 p.m. and Seth and I … Continue reading

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A Little Touch of Alanis in the Night

In the middle of John Carpenter’s They Live, which was on TV in the bar tonight, I caught a commercial for Oxycontin. In this commercial, a lonely frowny cartoony guy takes a happy pill, and then he can hang out … Continue reading

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Farce of Hobbit

I can tell you this much: 3 hours and 28 minutes of enhanced and expanded storytelling in the limited theatrical re-release of The Fellowship of the Ring is plenty minutes too many. Apart from the odd glimpse of the occasional … Continue reading

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The View From My Window

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Ghouls on Film

I’m a bit slow getting pictures developed, which will be no surprise if you’ve ever seen me pay bills. The latest rolls back are from my night ride on the Temptress float in this year’s Village Halloween Parade. We’ve posted … Continue reading

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The Baltic Firecracker

It was a Sunday night birthday party on the Lower East Side. Dainty morsels were spread on the table, less dainty mademoiselles rolled about in wild abandon under the table, in the glare of the video camera’s light. No Paris … Continue reading

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