January 24th, 2014


Friday fanfare: "Light of Day"

Back in 1987, a film called Light of Day came out, starring Michael J. Fox and Joan Jett as the brother-and-sister team that fronted a band called the Barbusters. Bruce Springsteen wrote the titular song that served as the Barbusters' signature song, and throughout the 1990s and early 2000s it was in the mix as one of Bruce's closing songs in concert. Here it is from 2001 in Madison Square Garden:

And here's Bruce joining Joan Jett for a performance of it the same year:

  • Current Music
    "Light of Day" by Joan Jett & Bruce Springsteen

KRADitorial remains open for business

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    "Locomotive Breath" by Jethro Tull
ds9 rewatch

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: Third Season Overview

The Dominion threat! Odo's evolution! Sisko's promotion! Nog wants to join Starfleet! Garak really is a spy! The Mirror Universe! Keiko doing what she should've been doing all along! Bajoran politics! Cardassian politics! Quark's family! And bunches more as the DS9 Rewatch does the third season overview.

An excerpt:
Plus, the character work this season is superb. Of particular note is some stellar acting, particularly Nana Visitor’s refusal to give in when confronted with the idea of being a Cardassian sleeper agent in “Second Skin,” Avery Brooks trying to survive the 21st century in the “Past Tense” two-parter, Rene Auberjonois’s impressive display of Odo’s evolution over the course of the season, pretty much every single moment Andrew J. Robinson is on screen, and, perhaps most impressively, Aron Eisenberg’s heartfelt delivery of Nog’s explanation of why he wants to join Starfleet in “Heart of Stone.”
  • Current Music
    "Absolutely Sweet Marie" by George Harrison