Thursday, November 13, 2003

Currently listening to: Kid Rock's new CD.

I didn't have high hopes for this CD after hearing Kid's abysmal cover of "Feel Like Making Love." Hearing him try to cover Paul Rodgers was like watching a kid try to draw the Mona Lisa with a crayon. But another critic whose opinion I respect told me to give it another chance. I'll let you know what I think.

A few nights ago I saw "Prey for Rock 'n' Roll," another thing I didn't have high hopes for. It was cheesy, sure, but I also liked the way Gina Gershon's character stresses about being in a band and turning 40. Now that I'm well over the mid-30s hump, I can identify with how she feels. What didn't ring true for me: Other than griping over the bass player's addictions, the band members never fought. When I was in a band, that's just about all we did (at least toward the end -- but then, I'm willing to admit I was the one doing most of the fighting). There were no rivalries, no love triangles, no minor irritations that turned into all-out battles. But Gina Gershon looked great, and the music was pretty good -- especially the "Every Six Minutes" song.

On the computer front, I finally got XP to work, but not with iTunes. Everytime I try to install iTunes, I lose sound on the computer. I'm sure it has to do with a setting somewhere.

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