Before there was Twitter, there was Larry King's column in USA Today -
an unintentionally hilarious stream of non-sequiturs and lame
observations about life and showbiz that had many readers questioning
the TV host's analytical powers, if not his sanity.
Have you had enough of cinematic remakes? Well, have ya? If so, then
you should probably stop reading. If not, then you might be intrigued
by the first trailer for the upcoming Green Hornet movie.
The last day of NXNE always feels a bit like the circus has left town.
Big-ticket performers are gone, fewer venues are hosting NXNE gigs and
festivalgoers are showing major symptoms of battle fatigue. But over at
Yonge and Dundas Square on Sunday night, the announcers assured throngs
of eager fans: "Sunday -- and the party's still going!"
What a difference a day makes. Following a Friday night when most NXNE
festivalgoers had all the energy of castoffs from Night of the Living
Dead - my favourite tweet from Friday's NXNE feed: "Unless David Bowie
is the secret guest, I'm going the hell home" - everyone rebounded
tonight, as the festival offered up one amazing set after another.
After the dizzying highs of Thursday, I suppose it was only natural
that night two of my epic band crawl would be a bit of a comedown.
There were still plenty of treasures on offer at NXNE, it just took a
bit more digging to find them.