June 15, 2012

The Weeklies #217

The Weekly Affliction. Ten hour plus work days.

The Weekly TV. We have fully succumbed to the awesomeness that is Mad Men while also realizing that our TiVo has nothing on it except all the episodes of this season's So You Think You Can Dance.

The Weekly Scandal. Lance Armstrong investigated again?

The Weekly Music. First thing Tuesday morning I downloaded Rush's Clockwork Angels. Chomping at the bit to get the latest Rush album is something of a rarity. I've always liked them but, to me, their last 20 years of work was just missing something. But there was a lot of buzz around this album. As it turns out that buzz is very well deserved. The last five Rush albums seemed to be about proving they could still rock. What they lost in the process was a certain interestingness that they regained with this release. Don't get me wrong - it still rocks but it's also full of fantastic lyrics, different sounds, and compelling ideas. This might be the best thing they've put out in thirty years.

The Weekly Read. I read absolutely nothing. Or, rather, I finished absolutely nothing.

The Weekly Place I'd Rather Be. Paris.

The Weekly Place I'd Rather Not Be. Syria...and Egypt.

The Weekly Question. How do you get your news?

Posted by Chris at June 15, 2012 7:22 AM

Have you heard about Hugh Howey's latest? It's called The Plagiarist-- just read a review and bought it for weekend reading.

Posted by: leslie at June 15, 2012 8:09 AM

NPR, usually online or streaming on the iPad from WBFO. Breaking news? Twitter, because it's faster than most news networks!

Posted by: Elizabeth at June 15, 2012 8:17 AM

For every Rush studio release since I have been a "working man", I have this little ritual where I leave work, go buy the CD (or tape back then) and listen to it in its entirety in my car before going back to work. But this year, I was incredibly busy at work so I snuck out, went to the mall, bought an actual CD, and only listened to the first 3 songs or so driving back to work. I then listened to the rest on the way home. By the way, do you know there is going to be a companion book written by some famous sci-fi writer coming out soon? Yes, I know, lots of details missing but I don't have the time to search for the info.

Posted by: Mike at June 15, 2012 9:24 AM

I watch local news and then, don't hate me, I watch Megan Kelly on Fox News in the afternoon.

Posted by: Maribeth at June 15, 2012 9:47 AM