Wednesday, March 16, 2005

March 16, 2005 Bobby Womack 'Midnight Mover: The Very Best Of'

Didn't get to do an update yesterday. It was a rather unusual day for me, busy. I had to get up earlier than I wanted to for a "workout". Get my ass in gear and get things together for the Ryan Cabrera show at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem.

I also work as a promotions assistant for Rock 92 and 1075KZL. So, it was my job to get the van in place and get the contest winners rounded up to meet "Mr. Heartthrob". These type of things don't always run smoothly, but this one went rather well. One winner was late by only 5 minutes. I should point out, it wasn't her fault. There was a tractor-trailer overturned on Highway 68 and she had to take an alternate route.

The room was HOT. I have photos showing just how moist and sweaty I got. The place was packed with overzealous woman from the age of 8 to 80. It was very difficult to get to the front of the stage for photo ops. The ladies were very polite, but I got the feeling that I was invading their lustful Cabrera posts. But, I made it and got those pics and a few cheap thrills in the process.

Before you pass judgement with your "dirty old man" finger, there's something to be said about wiggling your way through a crowd of young women.

The wild thing.... Usually between bands at Ziggy's or any other venue, you cannot get a beer within a 5 minute time span. It was not the case with the Ryan Cabrera crowd. All you had to do was walk up and bark your brand. BANG! Beer in hand. Very strange watching barbackers hauling Sprite and Coke around.

Lets move on....

Over the weekend, I sat down to watch 'Resident Evil' on DVD. (And let me go on record as saying, I LOVE Netflix) I hated this movie!

Has there ever been a good film based on a video game?

This is only the second one that I've seen. The first was 'Super Mario Bros.' with Bob Hoskins. Remember that one?

I felt that it was my duty to watch it. After all, I conquered the first Super Mario Bros. back in the days of the original, big as a toaster oven Nintendo. It took a lot of time and a river of beer was consumed in the process. The goal was obtainable.

The only video games that I've completed since are Twisted Metal and Twisted Metal 2. I just haven't found any games worth the devotion it takes to reach it's conclusion since.

I've tried Resident Evil, but it was too difficult for my feeble mind so, I cheated. I found out all the cheat codes on the internet and still had difficulty in reaching the end.

Alien Trilogy and Tomb Raider are others that I found too difficult to finish.

Now SimCity 2000, there's a game that I can get into. Playing God appeals to me. I'm even comtemplating picking up the original SIMS game for my computer. Ahhhh.... The modern day ant farm that doesn't require much attention. Or, maybe you can liken it to an electronic banzai tree. Either way, it'll be something to keep my attention off marathon bouts of self-gratification.

Back to the 'Resident Evil' film. The plot was paper thin. Sure, there was a husband/wife team that lost their memories of their mission as well as each other, but it just wasn't interesting.

The special effects were cool. But it takes more to make an interesting film.

Netflix sent 'Stepford Wives' and 'Bad Santa' to me yesterday. I haven't had time to view them.

I dug the original Stepford so, I wondering how they can improve on the original. The step in the right direction is most definitely, Nicole Kidman. Yummy!

The previews of 'Bad Santa' look funny. I've known a couple of "Santas" in my life. I think I can relate to that flick.

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