on sundance channel--
this week it is with richard thompson, nick lowe, allen touissant, and levon helm! and they play 'tennessee jed'! and ray lamontaigne is a guest too.
it's a neat program anyway (although i find elvis to be sort of a pain)- and this episode is really great. worth checking out.
John Stewart goes off on UCSC hiring someone to manage the Grateful Dead archive. He is incredulous that the person must have a Masters in Archiving(?!?)
He asks, what does this person do all day? Pick out pieces of blotter acid from Phil Lesh's underwear he wore on the Blues for Allah tour?
Can't believe nobody commented on this! (sorry, don't know how to embed the link but you can go to the website).
damn fine show produced by the BBC about long con grifters. the mother load is here:
I suggest you scroll all the way down the list and start with season 1 episode 1.
co-starring, the American actor; Robert Vaughn.
did a story on a guy in Portland who converted a small Datsun to run on electricity and his batteries give him 300 hp. He takes it down to the Motor Speedway for drag-racing on amatuer night and there's nobody who can beat him! It's so funny to watch this little electric Datsun blowing away Corvettes and Beemers and other big muscle cars in the quarter mile. They also showed an electric motorcycle built for drag racing that goes from 0 to 60 mph in 2 seconds !
...has a show called "Secrets of the Dead".
A gourmet travel show with Anthony Bourdain, who often likes to get drunk with his hosts.
Last week he went to Medellin, Columbia and wasn't too interested in the food. I wonder why?
I just love the way good tv shows break the mold of mutinous. This is highly recommended, and by far one of the best shows out there. Just be careful with little kids around.
Will you come with me? Once in awhile you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!
Premise: A high school chemistry teacher earning 42,000 a year with one child and one on the way has terminal cancer. He wants to leave his family with 748,000 dollars, the amount he figures they need. He decides to make meth with a 20 year old former student with a low rider Monte Carlo with the license plate "The Capn". Oh yeah, his brother-in-law in the small Arizona city he lives in works for the DEA. So begins his zany adventures.
Won an Emmy. Good writing. Check it our, it's one of the best series on TV right now.