SAM & FUZZY, by Sam Logan (updates M/W/F)

Crushed, Pt. 1

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Nov 29, 2004

Down by the Rosemary and Cameron

The second season of Six Feet Under finally premiered in Canada on Showcase tonight. Talk about a massive delay... they are already on to season four on HBO! I really can't complain, though. If I was really hardcore, I would have already watched the entire second season on DVD by now. But holy smokes, HBO, I can't pay you $100 (Canadian) for a thirteen episode set, even if it IS one of the best television shows in the history of... uh, television.

Congratulations to Jim Burgess, whose hillarious webcomic, Able and Baker, broke the monumental 200-strip barrier... a week ago. I meant to mention this last week, but apparently I'm almost as slow at linking as I am at answering my email. (Sorry about that too, by the way.) So please, enjoy the funny comics about the sheep and monkey while I get back to replying to emails from October. Yeek!

Sam Logan

Nov 26, 2004

EDIT: Yes, it's true... there was also a spelling mistake in today's comic... "annonymous." Good eye, team... it has been corrected now. Some of the people emailing to point it out have asked if this was an intentional mistake to test my readers, to which I say... uh, sure it was. A test. Yes. *cough cough*

Fighter girl

There was a SPELLING MISTAKE in Wednesday's comic, and not a single person pointed it out to me. But now the erroneous comic has been replaced with a new, correct version. I have rewritten history... it's like it never happened. Now if only I could apply that power to other things. Like Resident Evil: Apocolypse.

But here is something that doesn't need to be erased: Beaver and Steve. I love the minimalist art style... it reminds me of these animated Fly Tales cartoons that they used to air on Teletoon. The comedy levels are strong in this one, too... it's like a code orange for humour. Why did no one notify me earlier? The HUMOUR COULD STRIKE AT ANY TIME!

Sam Logan

Nov 24, 2004

Lo-fi Boy

Yes, it is true. If you are wanting to order a t-shirt and recieve it in time for Christmas, I would seriously recommend doing so before the first of December. US residents have a few more days to play with, but us international residents have a longer mailing-time to deal with.

Those of you who have been here for awhile are already aware of my deepfelt love for the pop-rock stylings of Japan's The Pillows. They've been around for well over a decade and have released what sometimes seems like around 8 million albums, but if you don't live in Japan, odds are the only way you'll discover them is through the FLCL. That anime's soundtrack draws from four of the Pillows' late 90s albums -- Please Mr. Lostman through Happy Bivouac -- all of which were fantastic records.

Unfortunately, things have been pretty touch and go since then. The band ventured off into other music styles, and with the exception of Thank You My Twighlight, the results were pretty... well, bland. But the brand new Good Dreams -- released earlier this month -- is a major throwback to Happy Bivouac, right down to the "Last Dinosaur" virtual soundalike single, "Sono Mirai wa Ima." It's maybe a bit too similar for comfort, but the rest of the album manages to pick up the Bivouac-era style without coming off as a clone.

If you loved the Pillows' work for FLCL, you'd love this new album. And you know, if you're not the type to spend 50 bucks importing a 35 minute record you've never heard, I'd recommend firing up Soulseek, selecting the "create a room" option, naming said room "the pillows," and then letting the dudes in there help you find out what you've been missing.

Sam Logan