June 29th, 2008

20111112, Marilee


Yes, the day to change and wash sheets, pillows, and mattress pad. It takes all day in little bits of time. We were supposed to have a storm this afternoon, but it hasn't showed up yet.

On Friday, a police officer in Prince George's County, MD, was killed by a man in a stolen pickup truck. The police found four people in the area who seemed to be involved and charged one of them, a 19-year-old just out of prison for illegal possession of a firearm, with murder. This morning, he was found dead in a maximum security suicide-protected cell. He'd been checked 15 minutes earlier and was fine. The hospital said there was no obvious trauma. I hope PG brings someone else in to look into it. They've had a lot of bad cops.
20111112, Marilee


This is supposedly a documentary filmed over eight years (1996-2004) about two bands that started out friends and ended up quite separate. One of the bands, The Dandy Warhols, ended up with world tours and lots of records. The other band, Brian Jonestown Massacre, had more and more problems and eventually became the lead guy on his own, not allowed to visit his son, putting out his own albums.

There's a lot of violence and drugs in this movie, but not as much obscenity as in Deadwood.

The reason I have some doubts is that the voiceover was done by the leader of The Dandy Warhols and he was also executive producer for the movie. He does say that the leader of the other band wrote wonderful songs and knew how to handle music like nobody else did, but that he was too violent and self-centered to work with (at one point, he insists he's god). I was surprised that some folks associated with BJM were listed as recording artists since I'd never heard of them.

I would only recommend this to someone who is strongly interested in this era of music and the bands involved.