One of the lovelier moments in my day-to-day is heading to my mailbox and grabbing this weekly deposit. This week is extra-special because look at those faces. (The best part? There's not a shaggy, unhygienic, con man in sight.) Entertainment Weekly is worth the commitment if you like to read, watch, or listen - like me. Plus, there's The Bullseye, The Hit List, Stephen King, Diablo Cody (my long-lost sister) and Jeff Jensen (the Lost guru) to round out the awesomeness.
Winter brings empty branches, crisp winds, and influenza. But it also gifts us Masterpiece Classic on PBS. I know for most of you PBS only meant must-see TV when you were hunting down Reading Rainbow or 3-2-1 Contact. But seek out the obscure "last choice" channel to enjoy this great series. They just finished the emotional pornography of Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Wuthering Heights, and Sense and Sensibility. Next up are the Tales of Charles Dickens including David Copperfield (played by Harry Potter) and Little Dorrit (which should go under the "Read" heading.)
I don't even remember when I first heard Dave Barnes, but I'm willing to embrace the repression for the pleasure that is hearing him now. My date with him and his band is booked in my calendar for March 13 when he will be at Workplay (one of my favorite listening venues...) He released a new EP on Tuesday called "You, The Night, and Candlelight" which you too can own. Plus, if you visit his website, you can download a free song and register to win an iPod Touch (maybe I just ruined my odds...)