Krimson News informs us that Warr guitarist Trey Gunn has left the mighty King Crimson. He's posted a letter to fans explaining his reasons. This means that the Crim show I saw at Toad's in New Haven two weeks ago, the final show of the tour, was his last gig with them. Here's hoping this leads to the return of bassist/Stickmeister Tony Levin.
The erudite Jess Nevins, published annotator of Alan Moore's work, as well as creator of authoritative websites on Victorian and pulp fiction, wrote to correct my post from yesterday. Mr. Moore is only retiring from mainstream work, but will continue to write, including a third (and possibly fourth and fifth) volume of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Prison officials in Australian have shown a staggering grasp of the obvious with their new plan to reduce the brutal tendencies of incarcerated murderers by teaching them "non-criminal thinking." If they act up, will they have to write "I will not ass-rape my cellmate" a hundred times, or are we talking fullout Clockwork Orange therapy? In other news, children will soon be taught how not to be such doodie-heads.
I must wholeheartedly agree with George Dvorsky that this week's Onion story "Mom Finds Out About Blog" hit waaaaay too close to home. I bet every one of us who spew our raw, uncensored thoughts into the electronic void have felt that twinge of guilt at least once. As far as I'm concerned, that just shows that your Ma raised you right. (Hi Mom)
On a related note, Scott Edelman of SciFi Weekly uses the release of the latest Matrix film to remind fans that their eternal optimism is what keeps them going to see shitty movies. I await the day when science fiction as a film genre ceases to be tent-poled by shallow rehashes of irrelevant mythology. Until then, it is of no more importance than Pokemon and deserves about the same respect.
It should be noted that while writing that last sentence I asked my girlfriend to name a bad science fiction franchise. She immediately responded "Homeboys in Outer Space." I can feel you wincing just like I did.