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April 28, 2005

think you’ve got some great songs on your ipod?
posted by soe 12:57 am

You ain’t got nothing on Jesus.

Check out “What’s On Jesus’ iPod? / Protest anthems, Zeppelin, gospel, classical and, of course, Nine Inch Nails. And, yes, Jesus does P2P,” a fantastically funny column by Mark Morford of the San Francisco Gate.

(I love the mention of Three Dogs’ Night’s “Joy to the World,” a family favorite growing up.)

I think Dar Williams’ “The Christians and the Pagans” would make the cut.

As would some of the Nields and Roche sisters’ harmonies when they’re right on.

Harry Chapin’s whole collection, but especially “Flowers Are Red” (which may actually have a different title).

I’ll think of more, I’m sure. I’ll let you know if I submit any of them to Mark for his follow-up column.

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yes, we are geeks
posted by soe 12:20 am

Tickets for Star Wars: Episode Three — Revenge of the Sith went on sale today at Loews Theatres, and the exciting news in D.C. is that it will be showing at the Uptown.

For those who aren’t familiar with it, the Uptown is an old-fashioned one-screen theater, complete with balcony, curved screen, and velvet curtain. Moviegoers get very grumpy when the best films don’t show there and The Interpretor had opened there recently, so we were a little concerned.

So as soon as I discovered SWIII would be showing there, Rudi snapped up tickets. We’ve been to blockbusters there early in their run before, so we will be better prepared this time — we’re planning a picnic to eat on the sidewalk lining Connecticut Avenue. Any Star Wars-appropriate fare we should consider? We’ll have some time, since the show starts at 7 p.m., and we’ll be heading there straight from work.

In addition to having tickets in hand for Star Wars, we also have our tickets for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for Friday. I haven’t read the Douglas Adams series, but Rudi really loves it and I’m game to go join the party Rudi’s organizing to see it at the Georgetown Loews. I’ll report back here over the weekend about how a non-fan feels about it.

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