This post will be all over the place. No theme, nothing tying it together, no nothing, period. So, strap yourself in.
First off, one night last week I was flipping around when I stopped on a program about the JFK assassination. It surprised the hell out of me to find out the famous Zapruder film of the assassination was shown publicly for the first time on a show hosted by Geraldo Rivera in 1975.
HBO's East Bound and Down is about to air for the first time in the U.K. Here's a brief BBC interview with the show's star and co-creator Danny McBride.
Commander Cody, minus the Lost Planet Airmen of course, has a new CD on the way. It's titled Dopers, Drunks, and Everyday Losers. Considering the Commander customizes "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)" to his own tastes with references to things like Thai sticks, the title of the new CD doesn't surprise me.
Unfortunately, Garth Brooks is coming out retirement. Here's a quote from his announcement:
We need to take back the music," Brooks said. "We don't realize how powerful we are. (Former CEO of Capitol Records Nashville) Jimmy Bowen told me that once, and he was absolutely right.
No ego in that quote, huh? This Country Standard Time blog post tells a little more about the annoucement, including Brooks adamant statement about his music not being available on iTunes anytime soon.