Friday, May 8, 2009

Dead and Gone acknowledgment


There are lots of people who’ve helped me along the way, and that help has put me where I am today. I want to give thanks to just a few. The current moderators of my website (Katie, Michele, MariCarmen, Victoria, and Kerri) make my life so much easier, and the moderators emeriti (Beverly and Debi) deserve a tip of the hat, too. The readers who visit to offer their comments, theories, and pats on the back are always a source of encouragement.
Backed by a cast of thousands—okay, four—Toni Kelner and Dana Cameron are a constant source of support, encouragement, commiseration, and enthusiasm. I wouldn’t know what to do without them.

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True Blood Season 2 Possible Title Song: Ep. 8, Timebomb

This is exciting ! We now (might) know the titles of the first 9 episodes of True Blood for Season 2.

Now the one thing we know about True Blood is that the episode names come from the a song used in in the soundtrack of that episode and that it is somehow significant to that episode.

So far for Season 2 we have :
Episode 2.01 - Nothing but the Blood
Episode 2.02 - Keep this Party Going
Episode 2.03 - Changed to Scratches from Scratch My Back
Episode 2.04 - Changed to Shake and Fingerpop from Let's Take a Trip Together
Episode 2.05 - Never let me go
Episode 2.06 - Friend is a Four Letter Word
Episode 2.07 - Release me

All we know about Season 2 spoilers, casting calls etc. can be found here
We know that Alan Ball and the amazing Gary Calamar put great effort into musically curating True Blood !
Thanks to my friend Boadicea for suggesting that this could be a nod to a Dallas band, the Old 97s.

Episode 2.08 - Time bomb , this is only my guess, I just research the various songs with the leaked title and come up with a song I think it might be.
Time bomb maybe the song by the Old 97s from their 1997 album, Too Far to Care

The Old 97's are an alternative country band originally based in Dallas, Texas. The group formed in 1993[1] and took their name from an old country song popularized by Johnny Cash, "Wreck of the Old 97." They describe themselves as a rock band with influences as varied as the Kinks, the Beatles, the Pixies, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, and Merle Haggard. The band often performs country standards made famous by the latter two musicians, and has interspersed a number of these on their half-dozen albums over the last decade. The band originally feuded with Ryan Adams of fellow alt-country band Whiskeytown, but both are on good terms today.

I got a timebomb, in my mind Mom
I hear it ticking but I don't know why
I call the police, but they don't like me
I hear 'em whispering when I walk by

I got a landmine in my bloodline
I'm not immune to getting blown apart
She's like a claymore, that's what she's there for
She's waiting 'round here to get blown apart

Having her on my brain's like getting hit by a train,
She's gonna kill me. Oh Celeste, oh Celeste

I got a timebomb, in my mind Mom,
It's gonna go off, but I don't know when
I need a doctor to extract her
I got a feeling she'd get right back in again

I got a timebomb, in my mind Mom,
I got it badly for a stick-legged girl
She's gonna kill me, and I don't mean softly
I got it badly for a stick-legged girl

Having her on my brain's like getting hit by a train,
She's gonna kill me. Oh Celeste, oh Celeste, oh Celeste

Of course, it's probably just my first thought 'Timebomb' by Beck

True Blood Season 2 Blood Copy: My Final Entry

May 8th, 2009


Andrew’s dead.

This is the only thing that will mark his passing. The only proof that the Andrew I used to know, the Andrew who was with me during one of the most incredible adventures of my entire life, when we learned that vampires lived among us, that he’s gone now, and he’s never coming back.

There’s a different Andrew in his place now. One that will never see the sun, will never get scared of growing old, one that will know better than I ever could how the revelation that vampires live among us will play out.

He’ll be seeing it as one of them.

Our meeting was very cordial. He thanked me for coming, even apologized for the unintended mystery surrounding his note. He simply intended for me to show up and ask that I hand Bloodcopy over to his keeping from now on.

He never directly told me not to try contacting him again. He didn’t have to. His old life is done now. And I’m a part of it.

Those of you following will probably notice some big changes to Bloodcopy starting next week. I’m interested in seeing them, too. Like you, I’m just another reader now.
- Roger

Repeat of Alan Ball on Fresh Air (National Public Radio) 11 am cst

** Today on Fresh Air there was a replay of last year's interview you can listen here

Alan Ball will talk about True Blood Season one today on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Dead and Gone: A Messy Review

I'm gonna post a couple of DAG reviews today since most people are finished reading the book. From Flisha..

Dead and Gone: A Messy Review

So, I got myself a copy of the latest Sookie Stackhouse novel, Dead and Gone. (We are on Book 9 now). I'd been waiting, so avidly, for this book ever since December 2008, when I discovered the Southern Vampire Mysteries and gorged through Books 1-8 in less than two weeks! (Treadmills, stretches and diets forgotten, natch.)

First, let me just say I absolutely loved the Sookie books, especially Book 4, the part where Eric got amnesia and Sookie took care of him and where the Sookie-Eric saga began. The pairing was very unexpected, since Sookie and Eric were always love/hate. But perhaps predictable, also, since women always fall for the wrong guy who turns out to be the right one. Think Joey/Pacey. Is it wrong that I am comparing Sookie/Eric to Joey/Pacey?! LOL.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Paperthin Hymn by Anberlin

Paperthin Hymn by Anberlin LYRICS
Thanks, PorcelainPress