Mar 24, 2004

A Solo Double Feature

Dawn Of The Dead and Secret Window
Regal Cinemas - Hazleton, PA
No one else wanted to go see Dawn Of The Dead with me, so I figured "what the hell" and went to see it by myself.  I enjoyed the peace and quiet of being able to kick back and immerse myself in the story in solitude with a soda and a popcorn that I immediately bought a ticket to see something else as soon as the credits rolled.  The second half of this impromptu double feature was Secret Window.  I had never heard of it before and didn't even know what genre of movie it was, but the start time matched up with the end of Dawn Of The Dead, so I again figured "what the hell", and I'm very glad that I did.  For as much as I loved the remake of the George Romero zombie classic, I enjoyed Secret Window even more, and I've been craving buttered corn on the cob ever since.

Mar 8, 2004

Alive In The Superunknown

Soundgarden's fourth album, Superunknown, was released ten years ago today.  It was one of the first albums that I ever owned on CD, and one of my all-time favorites.  Not long after I got it, I bought the blacklight poster for the album from Spencer's in the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre.  This was during a time in my life when I was living with my grandparents in West Hazleton and with my dad in South Florida, so my poster racked up quite a few frequent flier miles.

I was a freshman in high school when this photo was taken.  I'm the one without the fur (the dog is Bailey and the cat is Kiora).  At the time, I was living on Water Oak Court in Palm Beach Gardens with my dad and his girlfriend, Julie, and she was cool enough to let me hang my Soundgarden poster on the wall behind my bed.