I had seen that Wilson Letterman clip, but that's because I was looking up old Wilson clips from circa 1988 to see how close John Cusack's mannerisms are to Wilson-'88's, since I was gauging his work in the movie while keeping in mind that he doesn't look either like an aging Paul Dano nor the actual Brian Wilson himself. In the end I decided he'd done a decent enough job *for the movie*, but Brian still comes across as happier in real life interviews from that time than Cusack does in the movie. Cusack also didn't seem like he'd had a stroke.
Ooo, Mick references Texas Chainsaw Massacre in the lyrics on that album! Hey, totally relevant in 1983, huh? Only seven years after the Ramones, too.
I'm honestly not hating Dirty Work. Hell, the 80s silliness is at least good for a laugh. I think I'd rather listen to it than Undercover, or, for that matter, It's Only Rock & Roll.
ASOAIF - First and third books good, second book pretty mediocre, fourth and fifth basically terrible thousand-page slogs.
I realize that the GOT finale has gone down as something that far more people hated than loved, but Feast For Crows and Dance With Dragons are almost literally two thousand pages of wheel spinnin, the literary equivalent of a guy trying to hack through the entire Amazon rain forest with one machete and with no compass.
I'm betting your scenario ("long winded setups for payoffs that never come") is what we're going to get.
Really, all I remember is Tyrion ending up on a boat with a female dwarf character, but even that wouldn't have been good enough for the show. I've forgotten so much else and don't care that I forgot it.
I once remarked that literally everything that was cut out of the crappy Godfather novel to make Coppola's movie was correctly cut...the final two ASOIAF books are that problem taken to a ridiculous extreme.
I may have overreacted to this, but one bit from one of the last two ASOIAF books I *do* remember involves Cersei engaging in lesbian sex play, or fantasizing about engaging in lesbian sex play (can't remember which) that involved GRRM describing her fingering some girl in a way that had me thinking that the passage single handedly nominated GRRM for every Bad Sex In Fiction Award that they never gave John Updike, or for that matter, R. Crumb. Gawd was it a groaner! You remember the part I'm talking about?