5 random items of note (Commentary)

1. Do you ever get a Facebook friend request from someone you’ve never heard of? I usually just ignore it. This is kind of unfortunate, because now I have no chance of becoming friends with that person (I certainly won’t get to know them outside of Facebook). And I would probably end up liking them more than some of my current Facebook friends. But because of the off chance that they might be the Facebook Killer, I don’t approve the request. It’s a sad age we live in.

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A belated nod to great music: Christophe Beck’s ‘Buffy’ score is available on CD (Music review)

From the “better late than never” file, Christophe Beck’s “Buffy” score is finally available on CD. It actually came out in 2008, and I just stumbled across it the other day in Best Buy. But 2008 was still five years after the series ended and seven years after Beck left the show. (He now primarily does film compositions.)

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5 random observations (Commentary)

Here are five random observations:

1. I’ve been listening to a lot of Minnesota Twins games on the radio this year and for some bizarre reason, the chorus of The Cranberries’ 1994 hit “Zombie” often plays over the loudspeaker at the Metrodome. Regardless of the game situation, it strikes me as an odd time to play a protest song about the British occupation of Northern Ireland.

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State of Television Address, Part 3: ‘Glee’ provides a ray of hope for the fall (TV review)

This is the post where I’m supposed list the new fall shows I’m looking forward to, but after watching clips of the five networks’ 28 newcomers over at Zap2It (scroll down the list to find the pages for each network), I can’t say that anything really jumped out at me.

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