Monday, October 8, 2007

Police to Make a New Album?

So, the big buzz of the music world today is Andy Sumner's dropping hints that (perhaps, maybe, if you read between the lines and actually believe they can stay together) the Police might make a new album. In a statement to the Associated Press, Sumner said, "It's sort of like living with the elephant in the room. I would see it as a challenge, to make an absolutely brilliant pop album at this stage of our career, and that would be something quite remarkable."

Personally, I can't see it happening, and even if it did, I can't imagine it would be any good. Even before they hit the road, they sounded tired. Their appearance at the Grammy Awards should have been exhilarating, but instead, it fell flat. Believe me, I'm a huge fan of the Police. I'd love to see them make an absolutely brilliant pop album. I just don't think they have it in them anymore.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Friday Night Lights

What did they do to Friday Night Lights? After waiting all summer for the show to return, the opening episode was a bit of a letdown, to say the least. The plot wasn't entirely plausible, particularly the storyline featuring Landry and Tyra. The show also was overrun with pointless rock music. I'm not ready to give up. Perhaps, they were just setting the stage for the second season. Last year, the story just evolved so naturally, it's hard not to be angry about the soap opera that started Season Two.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Welcome! The Ozone Hole Is Smaller!

Welcome to my blog. I have no idea what I'm doing, but I hope it will be interesting to you. I'm very concerned about the environment and the state of our world, and every day there seems to be a lot of depressing news. This past week there was some good news on the environmental front. The ozone hole is continuing to shrink, and it's 30 percent smaller than it was last year, which was record size. Maybe we've turned this thing around. Maybe not. Scientists say that there is a natural fluctuation that occurs, so this might not be "indicative of a long-term trend." Still, I hold out hope that if we all focus on problems such as this, we can take corrective action to make things better.