Sunday, March 06, 2005

Leavings

THE GATES OF EATIN'
One of the funniest things I've seen recently was this edible version of the gates. It's like having Christo and Jeanne-Claude sneak into your house and raid the pantry.

WHADDAYA KNOW, JOE?
Lots of chitchat on the street about WRGB anchor Joe Pagliarulo. It could be it's just contract time ---or maybe he's sick of being blinded by Liz Bishop's light. I don't mean the glare of her fame, I'm talking about the so called Liz Light, a bright, low-angle instrument said to erase shadows and the things that throw them. I don't think the Liz Light ever really existed. It sounds like the TV crowd's version of an urban legend ---doesn't it?

SUPER COLON BLOW
You turn on the TV and see Benita Zahn standing inside a giant colon. This could mean one of two things: either you should have passed on that Barbequed Tofu Burrito from Bombers, or sweeps is totally over. WNYT did extensive coverage of their Journey Through the Body event Friday at Colonie Center. Maybe you saw the promo featuring some nine year-olds handling what looked like a huge liver, which I'm assuming was from an animal ---not something the brought down from St. Peter's for the day.

AMERICAN BOY
What do you get if you write a song about American Taliban John Walker Lindh? You get a CD that ends up in the discount bin at KMart for $.99. Albany Eye is not in the habit of buying music at KMart, but I'm a sucker for the cut out rack ---and that's where I found Steve Earle's Jerusalem. Earle's song about Lindh set of a firestorm, which is too bad, because the controversy shrouded what's one of the best albums I've heard in a long time. And you thought they stuck it to the Dixie Chicks?