I haven't posted in months because I've been so busy over at Film Babble Blog with coverage of Awards season, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and, of course, the regular routine of reviewing current films, but I'm back and hope I can get back here more often.
First up, the last show I saw was Son Volt at the Cat's Cradle and it was a great one. Jay Farrar and crew mostly played material from the new album, Honky Tonk, but a few of their alt country classics popped up in their set including “Tear Stained Eye” (from 1995's Trace), which I captured crudely on video:
Tomorrow night (May 2nd), the legendary Bob Dylan performs at Red Hat Amphitheatre in downtown Raleigh. This is going to be my 20th show of Dylan's (yep, big big fan), so I'm psyched. I don't care that he's pretty much been playing the same setlist this tour, I just want to hear his raggedy vocals take on some of the songs from his latest masterpiece, Tempest (particularly “Pay in Blood”).
I made another appearance on my friend Kevin Brewer's podcast, postmodcast (Episode 49: Daniel and Kevin and the Movies). Click on the highlighted title in the previous sentence to hear it.
Lastly, another call back to Film Babble Blog as I'm gearing up for the summer super hero sequel season. IRON MAN 3, opening on Friday, kicks off the season, so let's take a look back at my reviews of the first two films in the franchise, plus last summer's smash THE AVENGERS:
IRON MAN 2: The Film Babble Blog Review (5/10/10)
Be sure to check back on Film Babble Blog on Friday for a review of IRON MAN 3, and a report here on Pop Goes The Babble about how Dylan went down. That is, if I don't lame out and neglect this blog again.