Meet the Culture Whore

The past few weeks I have submersed myself in All Things Culture, from books and movies to music. Summer is certainly a time to try something new.

Today, I began a seven-novel path to discovery when I cracked the binding of Matthew’s paperback copy of “The Gunslinger” by Stephen King. (For those of you who don’t know, it’s part of King’s “The Dark Tower” series.) Twenty pages in and I am hooked. It’s good to know I have six other books lined up to read. I’ve been having poorer luck than usual selecting books. This may be the corner where I’ll turn.

Yesterday I saw “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” with Matthew. Good stuff. The music was fantastic and odd at the same time. I downed one too many Dots and fruit flavored Tootsie Rolls in the theater, yet remained wet-mouthed for even the smallest sliver of dark chocolate. In recent weeks, we also watched “The Notebook,” “War of the Worlds,” “Be Cool” and “Friday Night Lights.” I’m hearing good things about “Wedding Crashers” and may have to feed that guilty pleasure of bad summer movies.

The more I listen to Tilly and the Wall, the more I find myself ready to dance.

I’m looking forward to Jenny Lewis’ solo album, due out later this year on Conor Oberst’s Team Love record label.

And I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t planning on borrowing/buying the upcoming Saddle Creek DVD documentary.

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12 thoughts on “Meet the Culture Whore

    • To be honest, I don’t think Saddle Creek knows what it is today. I found their office a few weeks ago. No sign outside, just two small Bright Eyes posters in the window.

      I am a geek.

      • i think they do that because they dont really need to advertise their physical location for walk up business, and if they made it too apparent that its a record label with mucho merch inside, they could be more likely to get broken into. it was like that in benson too. just a piece of paper with the address taped to the window.

  1. The Notebook

    You actually sat through that piece of crap? What a terrible movie. War of the Worlds was good I though. True to the book, to an extent. I want to see Be Cool!!! And Wedding Crashers. Why don’t you and M-Cat call me so you, him, me and H-Bomb can go see it.

    • Re: The Notebook

      You really need to sign your name to these anonymouse posts, OG San. Without the “H-Bomb” reference, I wouldn’t know it’s you!

      I’ll give you a holla’ about seeing “Wedding Crashers.”

      Has Petak called you? He asked for your phone number last week.

      • Re: The Notebook

        Indeed he has but I was in Colorado then when I called him today he was busy and said he’d call me back … which he never did. The hoser. I know what Saddle Creek is!!! Conor Obersts’ bitch!!!

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