Daily archives: July 17, 2008

Who watches

The Watchmen trailer. By all accounts it’s going to be absolutely faithful to the graphic novel, and watching the trailer I could guess where most of the shots fitted into the comic. And that will be rather spectacular and lovely, but also a bit disappointing. I know there isn’t as massive a history in superhero movies as Moore and Gibbons had to draw from in comics, but there could be room for a film that examined that in its medium the same way they did in theirs.

(A convoluted way of saying yes, of course I’m going to watch it, I just wish they could come up with something a bit more original.)

Buy the Watchmen graphic novel on Amazon.

Tune Up

We’ve been dancing around the idea for a while in Casa Spinneyhead and today I laid out a whole ten pounds (well, $19.95, but I just divide by two nowadays) on lifetime subscription to Tune Up, a plug in for iTunes. I’m cleaning mystery tracks in small bunches at the moment, and it seems to be doing a good job, though I think it’s having trouble finding stuff I’ve downloaded from MySpace etc. on Gracenote. Next up I’m going to throw a hundred or so tunes at a time at it.

Now, all I need is a way to use iTunes to delete duplicate tracks- listing and file- and I’ll be able to really clean up my collection.