Watching: Been checking out a few series, and saw a movie or two recently. Hollywood, Dead To Me and Outer Banks on netflix. All are good and entertaining in their own ways. Outer Banks was pretty suspenseful and got pretty dark and twisted at times. Dead To Me my girlfriend has been watching and only caught a bit of it and have to start from the beginning. Agreed with Nick E that Linda C is great to see and she is really good in it.
House at the End of the Street - Jennifer Lawrence stars in this really tame, predictable, cliched thriller about a kid whos parents died and hes still living in the house where his parents were murdered. Jennifer Lawrence and her mom moves into a new house and neighborhood basically next door to this house and drama ensues. It's really dumb and for 2012 I thought she'd be above this C-list made for TV crap like this film.
Been revisiting They Might Be Giants. Forgot how brilliant of a band they were. The first few albums are great, and they have a whole slew of amazing songs scattered from the 90s until the 2010's. Always thought Apollo 18 was my favorite but it is a bit filler-y and all over the place. Not sure which album I prefer the most from them these days but they are still going on pretty strong with good songs to this day. Ana Ng is a masterpiece of a song, as well as Birdhouse In Your Soul, I Palindrome I, Dr Worm, They'll Need A Crane as well as others and a whole bunch of other deep cuts as well
A bit of Flaming Lips too. Need to hear their recent albums more esp The Terror , but Transmissions From The Satelite Heart still really hits me hard. The sound on that album is something else. Love the noisy lo-fi mind####-psychadelic production mixed with the catchiest alt rock pop songs ever done in the whole era. I love Clouds Taste Metallic for a similar sound too but this will always be my favorite Flaming Lips album, even above Soft Bulletin or Yoshimi or any of those other later albums..
Really like Weezer's Pinkerton too. Thought I'd really outgrow something like that, with some childish lyrics and whatnot but musically its still amazingly catchy and fun to listen to. I love that Rivers really just put his feelings out there, in how ugly and naked and embarrassing those feelings were at the time but I commend him for his artistic expression. Just a shame they were never this good, nor will they ever be. I still would love to check out the rest of their discography I skipped (Everything after Make Believe basically) and some of those albums like White and "Everything Will Be Alright In The End" though that apparently get a lot of praise.