Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Being Erica Season 3: "The Rabbit Hole" and "Moving On Up" Review

Only a show like Being Erica could make me hurt so much and still make me come back for more. After a mediocre second season that seemed more like a Canadian version of Sex and the City than the smart, funny series the show was in its brilliant first season, I had understandably low hopes for Season 3 premiere "The Rabbit Hole". I mean, come on: when you create an entire story arc revolving around a sex book, as the show did in Season 2, it's quite clear that it's run out of ideas.

At the end of Season 2, the show-- and Erica-- desperately jettisoned a lot of baggage, including Erica's one-note boyfriend Ethan, her job at River Rock Publishing, and her half-baked fling with fellow therapy time-traveller Kai. Erica found herself at a literal (and metaphorical) door, ready to face whatever was on the other side.

So were we, in a way. And I must say, we weren't entirely unwelcome houseguests.

Monday, 13 September 2010

"Still a Weirdo" by KT Tunstall and "Pinch Me" by Barenaked Ladies: Distant Cousins?

KT Tunstall's new single "(Still a) Weirdo" for her upcoming album Tiger Suit is pretty great. It also reminded me of a song I hadn't thought of in ten years.

"Pinch Me" by Canada's own Barenaked Ladies.

Tell me if I'm crazy, but there seems to be some mysterious cosmic link between these two songs. I don't know why, but there is.

What do you think?

(Unfortunately, none of the "Pinch Me" album version videos on YouTube are embeddable (thanks WMG!) so I had to go with a stream from Grooveshark. KT still gets a video because, well, because she's hot and Scottish. Any further questions?)