Friday, July 9, 2004

ITEM! Well, it couldn't be worse than "Cats" -- Spider-Man: The Musical is in the works: Variety reports that Tony Adams, co-producer of the stage musical Victor/Victoria, and Marvel Comics are planning to bring the comic book tale to the stage. The industry paper says that Neil Jordan — of "The Crying Game" fame — would pen the book with a score by U2's Bono and the Edge. Julie Taymor, who received a Tony Award for her direction of the international hit The Lion King, looks likely to direct. Lot of interesting talent behind this, although superhero musicals have never been a genre that particularly appeals to me. "Spider-Man, Spider-Maaannnnnn...."

ITEM! The world is far stranger than fiction. So I was interviewing this fella Craig yesterday, who runs a local punk rock record label that is doing pretty good business, and I'm working on a future story about. Anyway we got to talking and in the course of conversation realized that we both went to the exact same high school in Northern California, and he was one class behind me. We didn't know each other -- it was a large high school -- although we both thought our names sounded familiar. Really bizarre to encounter someone from the old digs, both of us 500 miles away. It's a weird world.

ITEM! This little mp3 compliation may be the coolest thing I've ever heard of. I haven't acquired it yet myself, but what a nifty idea.

ITEM! On my can of Diet Pepsi at the end of the ingredients list it says this in big bold red print: Phenylketonurics: contains phenylalanine. Don't know what this means, but I think I need to start drinking more water.

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