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Saturday, June 26, 2004
So I watch Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue and parts of Batman Forever with Mike and Ken, we hit Washington Avenue, get food from Everest Cafe, see some fabulous rock and rollin' bands playing. I was thinking about it today; where is the rock music now? I see throwback dance-punk, I see fourth-generation punk and emo, but short of St. Louis bands, I hear nothing that just totally lacks pretense, that's there to rock. It's cute how bands like Franz Ferdinand are there to pose and weave a nice little neo-retro image for themselves, but there's nothing behind it. Their music bores me. If I wanted to dance, I'd listen to dance music, not this dance-music-for-indie-kids-who-don't-dance crap.

After the show, we went back to Ken's house to watch TV, and Ken showed me something amazing. Enter Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam, commonly referred to as "the Turkish Star Wars." It's the most horrible thing I've seen in my life, bar none, period. The best way I can describe it is as the cinematic equivalent to disease-ridden feces giving off fumes of vaporous acid. Not only is it a Star Wars rip-off with the production value of the city of Black Jack's cable-access News 20 (starring Randy Gardner), they actually use footage from the real Star Wars. The picture quality is completely terrible, the acting is eons beyond horrible, at odd moments, the theme song from Indiana Jones pipes in, inexplicable close-up shots of extras' faces appear randomly, and at one point, they begin showing images of Egyptian pyramids and the Sphinx? What???

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