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Back here by Barbecue Bros
February 23, 2011, 2:25 pm
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FYI by Barbecue Bros
November 16, 2010, 4:44 pm
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You can find me here for at least a little bit…



Read This: TV’s Extraordinary Season and the Rules That Shaped It by Barbecue Bros

NY Mag’s latest feature story is an in-depth piece on the rules that governed the success of many of this past season’s tv shows, including “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Bored to Death,” “Dexter” and “Party Down,” among others.

When all else fails, try being good. This may seem like an awfully cynical way to start an analysis of how great TV gets made. But TV is the most finely tuned of commercial instruments (up there with boy bands and political attack ads as a regurgitated product of the conscious and subconscious public will), and it does nothing merely for its health or to get to heaven. This is not to say that the creative process in TV is entirely without merit: Like almost any commercial product, it lives somewhere on the axis between commerce and art. And right now it’s more about art than commerce.

I especially liked the long article on “Modern Family,” ABC’s “warm family sitcom” which has been the biggest surprise for me and one of the biggest generators of LOLs.

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The Movie Posters of Cannes 2010 by Barbecue Bros
May 12, 2010, 1:34 pm
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Been a while since I’ve made a movie posters post (kinda went overboard there a few months back), but I couldn’t stay away for too long. Here’s a link to the movie posters of Cannes 2010 with a few of my favorites below:

(via Vulture)



Trailer: “The Hard Times of RJ Berger” by Barbecue Bros

A new MTV show about a high school dude with a huge dong. Think “Hung” meets “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”

Seriously.



Movies: The Trilogy Meter by Barbecue Bros
April 29, 2010, 10:59 am
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High Def Digest‘s new blog The Bonus View had a good post today on 10 Awesome Movie Infographics. Here’s one of them from illustrator Dan Meth (lots of good stuff on his site, btw) that I found to be pretty good.

I think #3 for Star Wars should be a little bit lower, all three Lord of the Rings should be higher, and Spiderman should all be lower. I tend to agree with The Matrix and The Godfather. As much of a fanboy as I am, I would probably agree with the Planet of the Apes graph, though its been a while since I’ve seen the other two (four, really).

Feel free to weigh in on what he got right or wrong.



Record Store Day 4/17/20: Lunchbox Records by Barbecue Bros
April 20, 2010, 2:42 pm
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Lunchbox Records Record Store Day, originally uploaded by twoguns.

Made it to my second Record Store Day this past Saturday and picked up a few items on vinyl at my local independent record store, Lunchbox Records here in Charlotte. However, only the Beach House single was a Record Store Day Exclusive since we opted not to wait in line before 10am – really mad I didn’t get the Pavement comp. Maybe next year I will be that motivated.

My purchase:
Beach House Zebra 12″ Single (Record Store Day Exclusive)
Pavement Quarantine the Past LP
The Morning BendersBig Echo LP
Wilco You Never Know b/w Unlikely Japan 7″