April 2003 Archives
Apple Music Service - (Plus new iPods.) 99 cents US per song, not available in Canada. Considering the time it takes to find and download a decent mp3 from any of the file sharing systems I've tried (err, I mean, "I've heard about"), this seems reasonable. I'm hoping that it'll be available here May 9, when the iPods are released internationally.
Alpha Flight movie - So we were having this discussion the other day about what a movie based on the comic book "Alpha Flight" would look like and who would we cast, and I happened to be searching for other things and found this guy's vision. He cast mostly Americans, while we stuck to Canadians. The only over-lap: Adam Beach.
PETA wants Hamburg NY to change name to Veggieburg - in exchange for $15 000 worth of veggie burgers. Hamburg says no. (I'm sure they would have gone for it if PETA had offered them delicious La Soyarie nut burgers.)
david icke interviews - hear the interview that "they" wouldn't let them air! remember - "today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held his ground"
Kid Continuity is blogging! - My good friend Kid Continuity now has a blog. (Perhaps you've seen his column, Ask Kid Continuity at Screaming Midget?) I know he's my friend because he gave me this nifty signal watch for when I run into trouble. Wait a minute! This is just one of those stupid calculator watches from the 80's! Damn you Kid Con!
Apple to buy Universal Music? - The rumor originates from the LA Times, which lends it some credibility, but it just doesn't make sense to me. Apple wants to get into the music download biz, but they don't need a record company to do that.
New iPods this month? - Andrea, take note, with a grain of salt. Interesting point in the article: Apple sells more Windows iPods than Mac iPods.
Films based on magazine or newspaper articles - How many are there? I just learned that Blue Crush was based on a Susan Orlean article, just like Adaptation (although that was also a book). Here are some other films that started out as articles:
The Insider (starring Russell Crowe)
Proof of Life (also starring Mr. Crowe!)
City by the Sea
Gorillas in the Mist
Perfect (A movie about aerobics!)
Saturday Night Fever
On the Waterfront
Pontiki - The Japanese (much cooler) version of Mr. Potato Head. I don't know why they haven't taken the rest of the world by storm yet, but it will happen.