I leave for Hawaii in 24 hours. I will be posting easily described shirts and stock "hiatus vacation" text. However, I may update during the trip. I am not taking any of the shirts I am featuring so updates will not match the featured shirts. I am also going to experiment with the scheduled publishing tool. All of which is not the best way to start a blog entry, but it's what is foremost in my mind.
Today's shirt features Stereolab again. I featured the band originally in T-shirt #145. I actually did some blog recap in that post, but I also did a good job with describing Stereolab and my one time seeing them live in concert. Today, as my follow up, a few random topics (one of which is more blog recaps) and a couple music videos to enjoy more Stereolab music from my playlist of favorites.
BLOG RECAP - PART ONE
Comic books continue to be the number one subject of the blog by category with 58 entries. Not counting the categories I created of shirts by color (of which white still leads followed by black and grey), the second most common category is sports (39). The other top categories include just logos (34), TV and movies (31), gifts (29), music (28), posts with music videos (27), DC comics (25), science fiction (23), and finally ultimate (23) and KUDL (22).
I have logged 15 weeks of the Weekly Comics Stack feature. I analyzed and broke down the new t-shirts (17) category in T-shirt #185.
DC comics (25) continues to beat out Marvel Comics (13) in shirts, leaving 20 shirts that are neither DC or Marvel related (which is also beating out Marvel). These figured surprise me and I may have to examine them in the next blog recap.
MARVEL AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
I may render a full review of this show in the future. I asked Liesel to watch it with me, and she did not enjoy it nearly as much as I did. I was surprised to see Cobie Smulders reprising her role as Maria Hill, director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Will she be a regular? When is the time an actor performed on two primetime network shows at the same time. There were many moments that made me smile. I was not blown away, but I was not disappointed either. I enjoyed the show very much, and I am waiting for the next episode (which I am not likely to see until I get back from Hawaii).
I am posting two links here. Less than a half hour after the end of the MARVEL AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC announced its own super-hero themed and related show: Gotham. If only this show were a straight up adaptation of the excellent Gotham Central comic book, by Brubaker and Lark published from 2003-2006, about the Gotham City PD. But it will be a show about the early years of Jim Gordon, who becomes Police Commissioner, in the days before Batman. In an uncharacteristic mode, ABC approved the show straight through to the schedule without the creators needing to create a pilot and winning a slot.
It's a very exciting time to be a comic book fan. And that's a funny thing to share because it makes me think of the next comic book movie, about which I am very excited, Thor 2: Dark World. I shared the promo for Thor 2: Dark World in T-shirt #145, in which I wrote about Stereolab. How is that for a connection.
Gotham TV show - yahoo
Gotham - Damn Good Coffee and Hot update
I wanted to share "The Stars Our Destination" from Stereolab's Mars Audiac Quartet, but there is no You Tube video. In any case, for your listening (and maybe a little viewing in some cases) pleasure, four good ones and Stereolab favorites.
And then, off to Hawaii. And so begins the vacation with this soundtrack. I will listen to Stereolab on the volcano on the big island just to make this soundtrack the real thing.