Yearly Archives: 2003

Warner Indies Network?

Now there’s a twist.

EMI has decided not to pursue the purchase of Warner Music Group. Instead, the label is being bought by Edgar Bronfman, former chief of Universal. In essence, Warner is turning into an independent label.

On the surface, this news is strange — it bucks against consolidation. But given Bronfman’s former bosses, what’s to say Warner won’t get swallowed up by the largest label in the world somewhere down the line?

It IS a remix album

I guess this answers my previous question. Tack on a bunch of remixes of other people’s songs to the Queer Eye theme song, and you get an over-glorified CD maxi single.

Kind of like that Alanis Morrissette song, “Uninvited”, that was sold as a soundtrack to some Nicolas Cage move. (Sarcasm alert.)

Quote: “‘As we have been able to introduce better taste and sensibilities in living to prime time television, we will be able to introduce great music to a new audience,’ Scout executive director of creative services Rob Eric says in a statement.”

Note to self: Write about how you should not trust gay men¹ with your music collection.

¹Or straight men working on a gay-themed television show.

Garrett Wang on DVD

Oh my.

I finally get to watch my baby Garrett on DVD. If the Voyager DVDs follow the release schedule of the previous series, the motherload will drop circa May and June, when seasons four and five are released. Season five, in particular, has “Timeless”, episode 100 in which Garrett flexes the Sexy. Hoo-baby!!

I guess I’m free on Friday and Saturday nights now …

First, Boomtown. Now, L.A. Dragnet. (Would’ve linked Boomtown, but it doesn’t get more than a paragraph in a story about Skin.)

Canceled. Both. Harumph.

I watch too much Law and Order anyway, so I think I can handle life without Dragnet. But Boomtown? That was probably the most theatrical (cop) show to come around since Homicide: Life on the Streets. I really hoped it would find its audience. Alas and alack.

Miscellany: I don’t usually watch The West Wing, but did something happen to the lighting? The White House looks pretty dark compared to the episodes in syndication on Bravo. And am I mad to think John Spencer is pretty hot for a middle aged guy?

dot-com shoedrop alert:

Remember how was supposed to stick it to the music industry establishment? Not any more.

CNet has acquired “certain assets” of, and it’s nuking all the content. I uploaded some Eponymous 4 files back when hosting your own MP3s was unfeasible. hasn’t mattered to me in, oh, three years?

About the only thing I really like about was founder Michael Robertson. Call me a freak, but I think he’s pretty damn hot.

Hang up the Box

The Chinese government doesn’t think all-girl punk band Hang on the Box is an appropriate representation of Chinese culture. So the government denied the band members visas to travel. As a result, Hang on the Box had to cancel its dates on the New World Disorder Tour in the UK.

Although Hang on the Box writes songs with such titles as “For Some Stupid Cunt at BBS” and “Ass Hole, I’m Not Your Baby”, the set they played at SXSW 2003, well, bored me. They’re actually pretty tame in that Shonen Knife-Mummy the Peepshow way.


Straight Eye for the Queer Guy. Right.

Of course, when I heard about QE in the first place, I rolled my eyes. That was some nice dinner of crow I had when the show actually premiered. So who knows?

(I thought the more obvious episode would be the Fab Five doing a make-over on a gay guy who has no fashion sense.)

But where’s the twist? Gay guys have to pass for straight all the time …

It’s a remix album, I bet

The December issue of ICE Magazine lists Dec. 8 as the release date for the soundtrack to Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Excuse me. What fucking soundtrack?

Damn show has only three sequences of music it uses in every episode. What are they going to do? Put out some remixes?