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Unexpected Things- other than, you know, a Resurrection.... - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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Unexpected Things- other than, you know, a Resurrection....
I've spent Easter listening to and watching bunches of things I had no idea I'd be experiencing as recently as yesterday ("Jesus Descended into Hell" Saturday, therefore spent reading old Nixon speeches and watching Justin Beiber videos).

These include:

* Muppet Christ Superstar, a nine-song mashup of the Webber-Rice original that is about as sick as you'd expect. Here, try one or a few:


* The series premiere of the Billy Bob Thornton variation on the Coen Brothers' Fargo, which started last week on F/X. Only caught enough opening minutes to be sure it had recorded, but it looks awesome. In googling the time of its re-airing, I discovered that the Coens had tried to remake the movie for the small screen once before, that effort focusing on the Marge Gunderson character, and they got Edie Falco to play her in that pilot. Yep, Carmela and Jacks, you betcha. This is all I can find of it for now, but the full episode is supposedly Out There:

Fargo, Pilot from Thomas Wilkins on Vimeo.


* The Falco Fargo made this list of the strangest failed pilots you need to see. As did this, a concept written in 1991 by Conan O'Brien and his former SNL writing partner Robert Smigel. It's basically Adam West playing himself playing a washed-up tv crimefighter, much to the dismay of the Real Police. And this one is fully viewable:


* And finally, one I sadly needed to watch. JazzFM just posted about the death of legendary fighter (in many senses of the word) Ruben "Hurricane" Carter, who moved to Toronto after Bob Dylan and others helped secure his release. Better to die free and of illness than how it might have looked 40 years ago, and to have a Dylan song to memorialize your legacy with forever:

Hurricane - Bob Dylan from LA REVOLUCION ES AHORA! on Vimeo.


And that's not even a word about last night's Orphan Black, which we've recorded but have yet to watch.

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thanatos_kalos From: thanatos_kalos Date: April 20th, 2014 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fargo just premiered here-- it's brilliant. Enjoy! :)
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: April 20th, 2014 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm dying to see how Martin Freeman comes out of this one. Hopefully better than Steve Buscemi did in the original.
thanatos_kalos From: thanatos_kalos Date: April 20th, 2014 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never actually seen the original, so I'm even more in the dark. :P Loving the performances all round, though. :)
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