What I watched: We’ve been watching an older show, Eureka, which ran for five seasons between 2006 and 2012. In this show, the geeks have inherited the earth, or at least the small town surrounding a top-secret government research facility, and the hero is a former US Marshall who becomes the inadvertent town lawman. It is a fun look at mad scientists, alien artifacts, and a social structure where the smartest folks are at the top of the social food chain, and personality quirks are overlooked if wrapped in brilliance (akin to money excusing actions in our society.) The show ages pretty well; one of its’ running gags involves a smart house with sentient AI running it…as far as smart houses go, what was rare in 2006 is now fairly common as we head into 2021. Eureka is charming and easy to watch, runs about 45 minutes per episode, and always provides a happy resolution. It is a good choice if you like to watch TV while practicing a hobby or doing chores.
What I read: I’ve been on an Orlando A Sanchez kick lately. I read Walking the Razor, the latest (book 12) in his superior Montague and Strong Detective Agency series. Montague is a mage about to go dark, Strong is the cursed of Kali with a bond to a hell hound puppy, and various wizards, gods, magic ninja sects, creatures, and realities collide.
I also read his slightly older Sepia Blue trilogy now available as a set for a low price. Set in New York City, there are warriors vs. unholy creatures, political intrigue among sects, cool magic powers, yadda, yadda.
Finally, I’ve started his Warriors of the Way Pentalogy, because the 5-book combo is a good price and I like the author. I think that this series would make a better TV show, it feels as if it is begging for a visual medium. Or, maybe, there is a limit to the number of martial arts battles that I can read about before my eyes glaze over. So the books include good guys, bad guys, mystical wisdom, sentient weapons manifested by a thought, battles for the safety of various planes of existence, and lots of young warrior-dude angst.
What I listened to this week: I’ve been in the “C’s”, with Caravan Palace, Chet Faker, Chicos de Nazca, and CSNY on heavier rotation:
Caravan Palace, Moonshine:
Chet Faker, Talk Is Cheap:
Chet Faker, Low:
Chicos de Nazca, you Daze Me Up:
Chicos de Nazca, She Is On Me:
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Country Girl:
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes:
So, dearest DeadSplintertarians, what is up with you? Is everything alright with you? What are you up to? What have you watched, read, or listened to? Please tell us what is up with you!