Won't You Sing with Me?
Taking a page from Tom, here are the ABCs of things Tosy and Cosh love:
A.I. - A deeply moving, gorgeous movie with a central performance that stands as the best child performance I've seen since Henry Thomas in E.T.
Bono - The best singer in rock, for my money.
Coltrane, John - Just try listening to A Love Supreme and not being moved.
Deadwood - Whose second season I am enjoying immensely.
E.T. - Stop making me cry, damn it!
Freaks and Geeks - This just might be the biggest hole in my DVD collection. If you are a fan and haven't been reading Alan Sepinwall's recaps - stop reading my drivel and get there now!!!
Goldthwait, Bobcat - A much funnier comic than you might imagine.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Mightily duels A Charlie Brown Christmas for the title of "best Christmas special ever."
Indiana Jones IV - I'm loving what little bits have spilled out so far.
Jones, Edward P. - My favorite, if least prolific (one novel), literary writer working today.
King, Stephen - The storyteller of a generation. Or two. Or three.
Lost - The best television show on the air now.
Mann, Aimee - Who is overdue for a new album.
Nixon in China - Opera can be fun!
Ocean, The - Is anything as enervating as a swim in the ocean?
Part, Arvo - An Estonian composer who writes slow, seemingly simple, devastating music for choir.
Queen - There ain't no Freddie Mercurys any more.
Radiohead - Cause sometimes I needs me artsy-fartsy.
Sondheim - The man who has never had a smash hit will be remembered, and performed, a hundred years hence much more than such hitmakers as Andrew Lloyd Weber and Stephen Schwartz. Count on it.
Tunnel of Love - The forgotten Springsteen album.
U2 - The band I live and breathe.
Vivid - A great debut album from a band that never got back to those heights again (Living Colour).
Where You Are - Tracy Chapman's unjustly ignored most recent album.
XTC - I actually don't love these guys as much as like them, but finding Xs is hard!
Young, Neil - It took me a long time to realize that what Young does best is write and perform delicate, ethereal ballads.
Zooropa - A little bit of artsy-fartsy from U2.