Thursday, July 17, 2008

Charlie Brooker is my hero.

Reason number a million. (Is anyone else finding it disturbing how often 9/11 conspiracy theorists pop up in your day-to-day life?)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Keep on bloggin' in the free world...

Those of you who followed the link a few posts ago may have noticed that I am now blogging about theatre over on the Globe and Mail website at the unambiguously titled Nestruck on Theatre blog. (NOT, for short.)

Though I have been blogging for five years in this little corner of the Internet and have got used to the occasional skirmish, I must admit I was a wee bit shocked to suddenly find a prominent playwright and director I admire in the comments telling me that my reviews are "quickly dashed off, ill considered, poorly thought out, and completely subjective knee jerk reaction[s] to a painstakingly constructed, carefully considered, well thought out piece of theatre". Yoicks. I guess this is why Terry Teachout doesn't allow comments on his blog...

But, you know, if I can dish it out, as it were, then I should be able to take it. And I am quite excited to be trying something relatively new for a critic, foolhardy though it may be.

The question salient to you folks who come here, of course, is what am I do to with Off the Fence (formerly On the Fence until I had a loss of faithlessness in England). Obviously, I must dedicate myself to my new home for a bit, but I feel that there will always be important non-theatre issues that will draw me back here.

For instance, here is my question about Katy Perry's song I Kissed a Girl, which I love and hate myself for loving. Is the way that she sings the word "it" over two syllables the most annoying moment in popular song in the past five years - or is it pure mothereffing genius?

Monday, July 14, 2008

Oh come on...

It's a funny cover.

Friday, July 11, 2008


I love MGMT.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Work in progress...

Check it out.