I got this DVD
's mom for Christmas, and we just finished watching it. I used to love TMBG so much in high school and college, but after a while, I found the shows to be more of the same and the fans just slightly frightening. (The gaggle of freaks wearing lab coats at a 1997(8?) show at Irving Plaza were the sign that maybe I didn't need to see the band every time they played NYC anymore.) Nonetheless, it was interesting. You do need to appreciate them as progenitors of the alternative revolution. It made me want to bust out Lincoln.
Other pop culture loot I got this week include the "new" Shins and Broken Social Scene records, the second Strokes album and the Darkness record. I'm excited to finally have new music. I've listened to the Shins record once, and I dig it. I think Broken Social Scene will be a good band to do homework to. (That is not a dis at all -- I'm always looking for good background music whilst I study).
Now if only someone would get me some of the Homicide
seasons on DVD and the Ben Stiller Show
collection for my birthday....(hint, hint)