Posts Tagged ‘Lost’

LOST

May 24, 2010

A steady part of my life ended last night in a 4.5 hour TV marathon. I sat in my living room with Mike eating Swordfish, green beans, and fingerling potatoes, with a Wachusett Country Ale and enjoyed my last night of being lost watching LOST. I got hooked on LOST after watching the whole first season on DVD straight through after two of my friends, Nora and Jeff, loaned it to me. The next five years I worshiped the show and looked forward to watching it every week.

There’s articles out there calling the season finale of the show a cop-out. Here’s a quote from the NY Daily news summing up the meaning of lost:

It turns out that the “Lost” alternate-reality world where the plane crash never happened was just a limbo where the gang’s dead souls from the world where it did happen could meet up and travel to the afterlife together.

I also love this final Quote from the NY Daily News:

At least the powers behind “Lost” aspired to be something special: an island of originality in a sea of cookie-cutter reality TV shows represented by yesterday’s other big finale, “Celebrity Apprentice.”
For all its imperfections, it was better to have loved “Lost” than to have never loved at all.

I’m not going to give my opinion about the ending, I’m still as lost as ever. But, today I’m a little sad that there is no hope that my curiosity in seeing what happens next to Hurley, Sayid, Jack, Sawyer, Kate, Claire, Juliet, Jin, Sun, Locke, Ben, and every other character on the show that I’ve grown to love will be answered next week on one of the most creative TV shows I have ever wanted to watch.

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Lake of Fire

March 13, 2010

Lake of Fire is a great song by the Meat Puppets, Nirvana covered it and it was also lovely. The track came off of their 1982 album Meat Puppets II, Nirvana also covered Oh Me and Plateau from this album. Furthermore, the Minutemen did the Meat Puppet’s Lost on their EP Tour-Spiel.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say this is one of the most original and best albums of the 80s. Of course, Pitchfork agrees with me. Here’s what they posted (which is way better than anything I could write):

Like apple and pie, like bass and balls, country n’ hardcore just go together in that all-American way. Though the Meat Puppets’ second record is often filed under this fusion (and credited as the first to make the connection), there was really a lot more going on here than the “cowpunk” label can account for. The main thrust of the album was more psychedelic, using the claustrophobic tightness of punk and the vastness of Americana as head-metaphors, analogies for two distinct states of being really goddamn freaked out. And, while many of their heirs got the punk part right, few could approximate the huge, haunted spaces that lurk in the darker corners of this album, threatening to swallow even the most manic of the band’s outbursts.” –Brendan Reid