Monday, September 22, 2008

If You Want Me

This past Friday night, Doug & I went to see The Swell Season in concert and all I have to say is, "Wow!" Honestly, it was a phenomenal concert. If you're not familiar with them, the band consists of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. They won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2007 for the song "Falling Slowly" from the film "Once." If you don't know who they are, check them out on their website. I just had to share because the concert was so incredibly moving.

As an aside, you know what wasn't moving? Last night's Emmy broadcast. It was so horrible. The jokes were atrocious, the hosts were atrocious, and the sets were atrocious. What was with the poorly constructed living room sets? So, here are some quick thoughts...
1) When Tom Hanks first arrived, I thought it was Peter Fonda with the combed back hair and the colored sunglasses. Really? Really, Tom Hanks? Why are you channeling Peter Fonda?
2) The only good things were the old guys - Tom Smothers and Don Rickles.
3) Five bad hosts is exponentially worse than one bad host.
4) Maybe Jimmy Kimmel should have hosted. He seemed to know how bad things were.
5) Mary Tyler Moore's arm flab is not the same age as her face and therefore she should wear sleeves.
6) I like that Josh Groban doesn't take himself too seriously. But if you're going to show me an image from Cheers, let him sing the theme song, PLEASE.

Okay, that's it. I have to get ready for a shoot. Happy Monday!

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