What’s Going On – Dent May, Travolta, ‘Dr. Who’

5 Jan

Happy 2009, Scene cats!

How was your New Year’s Eve? Do anything exciting?

I opted for a quiet night at home with my mom. It was pretty fun – we watched two TimeLife music collection infomercials (one was “Romancing the 70s,” complete with songs like “Afternoon Delight” and “Reunited,” and the other was “Oldies but Goodies,” with songs like “Lonely Teardrops” and “At the Hop.”) I love watching those infomercials – I always find great songs to buy on those. But as I learned over the weekend, it’s hard to find the original version of many of those “Oldies but Goodies” online. In many cases you can only buy a live or re-recorded version. It took a lot of digging but I got the originals on most everything, except, I think, Del Shannon’s “Sea of Love.” Ah well, the search continues. 🙂

The rest of the weekend was pretty quiet, which I’m totally OK with. 🙂

Let me know how your weekend was!


  • Oxford’s Dent May will tour with the New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman in February and March.
  • Here’s the latest on the death of John Travolta’s son.
  • Prince will release three albums this year, all without a label.
  • First comes new Wilco live DVD, then comes Wilco with new CD. It’s the facts of life, you know.
  • For my fellow “Dr. Horrible” fans out there, here are the lyrics to “Commentary! – The Musical.”

By the way – I’m just getting in word about a show tonight at the West Jackson Street Baptist Church Youth Building here in Tupelo.

Lorien, The Four Kicks, Andy’s Safety Club and The Embrace will perform starting at 6 p.m. Admission is $6.

Sounds like a great show!

5 Responses to “What’s Going On – Dent May, Travolta, ‘Dr. Who’”

  1. Scratch January 8, 2009 at 8:31 am #

    I’m kinda on the fence about the casting of the next Doctor Who. As a 30+ year Doctor Who fan, I was hoping that, after two younger Doctors, an older actor would be cast. At this rate, we’ll see the Doctor’s companions changing his little Time Lord doody diapers in the next few years. I dunno, we’ll see.

  2. sheenabarnett January 8, 2009 at 10:13 am #

    As a non-Dr. Who fan, I can’t say I have an opinion at all.

    If one wanted to become a Dr. Who fan, though, Scratch, where should one start?

  3. Scratch January 8, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    Hmmm, good question. The show started in 1963 ( the first episode was actually pre-empted by the assassination of Kennedy), so there is an awful lot of history.
    Anyway, my recommendation, if you have NetFlix, would be:
    1. Doctor Who Series One ( Christopher Eccleston)
    2. Doctor Who Series Two and Three (David Tenant)
    You will get up to speed on the current series by watching those three seasons (they are BRILLIANT, btw)
    After that you may want to brush up on the eight Doctors that came before Eccleston. You can get compliations on Netflix.
    The older shows didn’t have the large budgets that the current one has, so don’t be suprised if you see more than one foam rubber beastie! Still, they are really good.
    My personal favorite Doctor is Jon Pertwee (Doctor # 3).

  4. sheenabarnett January 8, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    Yeah, that’s a lot of history to go through, but maybe I can do it!
    Thanks! 🙂

  5. Scratch January 9, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    Hey, I was right about Watchmen, wasn’t I? Trust me, you’ll like it!

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