American Idol, Bubba Ho-Tep and the Promised Land

Filed under: — joe @ 3:52 pm

I watched the finale of American Idol yesterday and realized a few things. First of all, I don’t think there is a person out there that is able to interview anymore. I haven’t heard that many stupid questions since… well, ever! If I heard “you’re hot right now” one more time, I’m sure I would have gone on a killing spree through the offices of E television… good grief. Secondly, is it me or does Kelly Clarkson look a little… freakish lately? Also, I think Ruben ate Justin before the show… I don’t have proof as of yet, but stay tuned.

I also watched a very cool movie yesterday called Bubba Ho-Tep. Now, let me preface this by saying that I’m a huge Bruce ” The Man” Campbell fan. If you’ve seen any of the Evil Dead movies then you know what I’m talking about. Well, Bruce stars as an elderly Elvis who is now living in a retirement home after switching places with an Elvis impersonator (the real Elvis was tired of the fame). There’s also an elderly black man (the great Ossie Davis) who thinks he’s JFK… he says he was dyed by Johnson as part of a huge conspiracy. Ok, still with me so far? It gets better. The retirement home is under seige by a soul sucking mummy who is killing the residents of this Texas rest home. So, we have an old Elvis and a black JFK battling an ancient mummy… it just doesn’t get any better than this. The movie is funny, crude, a bit creepy, sad and heartwarming all at the same time. I highly recommend it! Now, I realize that some people may not “get” the movie, but at least it’s more original than anything Hollywood has put out in the last 10 years. Check it out!

Other than watching tv and movies… I’ve been busy finalizing the artwork for the cd. I just got the final design today so I’ll be sending it off this week. We’ll probably start taking pre-orders really soon (*cough*hintforgeof*cough*). I’m really happy with the artwork, so thanks to Jeremy Cowart over at Pixelgrazer for helping me out… very cool guy.

While I’m thinking of it… I just want to give a big thank you to Bryan Allain and Geof Morris for working on this site for me and to Megan Eaves for being my non-touring road manager… you guys rock!

So that’s about it round here, so I’ll leave you with a random cd recommendation… Willie Nelson’s Teatro.

grace and peace

No Responses to “American Idol, Bubba Ho-Tep and the Promised Land”

  1. Geof Says:

    Joe, that is #1 on my list for tomorrow. Promise. I’ve been in meeting hell today.

  2. megan Says:

    i am desperate to see bubba ho-tep (still do not understand that title, but whatever). and also to say “no problem” … being your non-touring road manager is my pleasure.

  3. joe Says:

    the title is just a goofy name that elvis gives the mummy… his name is “ho-tep” and since it’s in texas, elvis calls it a “bubba ho-tep”. all is revealed on the dvd!

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