Friday, October 28, 2005

The J-LO?

With the riveting World Series coming to a close last night, surely Fox would give us at least a rerun of The OC to tide us over until next week's new ep. But nooooooo! Instead, they decided to forego that option, and even decided against showing another back-to-back block of Reunion. Instead, they showed that prime-time TV ratings powerhouse, Maid in Manhattan, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes.

While we're at it, when you read that name, pronouce the fucking "L" in it. Rafe, my ass.

Thankfully, Fox gave us this trailer (Quicktime) a few weeks ago, and motherfucker, shit will go down. And remember that slow version of California, the show's theme song, by Phantom Planet that was featured a few weeks ago? Apparently, its official title is California 2005, and will be released on November 8th along with the rest of The OC Mix #5. Here's the track to help get you through the week until next Thursday:

MP3: California 2005 - Phantom Planet

The rest of the Mix, by the way, looks amazing:

1. "Rock & Roll Queen" - The Subways
2. "Reason Is Treason" - Kasabian
3. "Wish I Was Dead Pt. 2" - Shout Out Louds
4. "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House" - LCD Soundsystem
5. "Publish My Love" - Rogue Wave
6. "Forever Young" - Youth Group
7. "Requiem for O.M.M." - Of Montreal
8. "Kids With Guns" - Gorillaz
9. "Na Na Na Naa Naa" - Kaiser Chiefs
10. "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead" - Stars
11. "California 2005" - Phantom Planet
12. "Hide and Seek" - Imogen Heap

I'm particularly digging tracks 7, 9, 10, and 12. (I might even throw out one or two of those songs here before the 11/8 drop date, so keep your eyes peeled.) But the disc as a whole looks pretty solid.

Also, I'm an avid reader of The Gadsden Times. (I mean, who WOULDN'T consistently trust "Northeast Alabama's leading online news source?") Check out this little tidbit the ole' 'Bama rag dug up:

Warner Brothers, a Time Warner unit, is in talks with several mobile phone companies to distribute an animated short series based on the comic books created by Seth Cohen, the aspiring comic book writer who is played by the actor Adam Brody on the hit show The OC.

We all knew it was coming, but this is just plain fucking awesome.

Slightly related to all of this is this great article from The Seattle Times (via Kate Likes You [via Pink is the New Blog] and Central Village) that tells the secrets of Laguna Beach not told on MTV. And I don't care what anybody says, I'm a big Alex M. fan. The girl is a fucking superstar.


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