OK, so maybe Tower wasn't just crying wolf with this Century theater expansion thing. The Bee has an article about how various theaters in Cali have prompted the attorney general to investigate whether Century is using illegal business methods to squeeze out local arthouse theaters: http://www.sacbee.com/content/business/story/12718371p-13570636c.html
City councilman Rob Fong weighed in by saying that it shows "independent operators" have a right to be concerned. Well, I guess you can argue about the meaning of the term "independent", but regardless I guess Tower could really be in trouble if Century intends to pressure distributors to give them the big arthouse movies.
That reminds me, the article says that the new screens are going to be over Morton's. Has anyone gone to Morton's? I forgot that we even had one in Sac. Add it to the list of local steakhouses I've never tried along with the Broiler, Chops, etc. I don't really get the big deal with steak.
LCD Soundsytem is playing with M.I.A. at the Fillmore, and the show is approaching fast! It's saturday, May 14th. I will probably buy a ticket within a few days.
The Bananas are playing at Gilman on friday. People should caravan, that's always a good time. The Gilman kids love them some Bananas. They usually end up jamming the stage and all trying to sing into the mic. It's pretty cute.
It looks like I'm going to be flying to New York for a long weekend within the next few weeks. My plan is to eat at a few really good restaurants, visit the Cloisters (inspired by an article in the New Yorker on the unicorn tapestries), and of course go shopping at H & M. Maybe I will see an Olsen twin this time but nothing will ever beat my Vincent Gallo sighting last time, nothing.
I'm listening to the Os Novos Bainos (I think "os" means "the" so I guess I just said it twice) Smashing Times for the first time. I can't even describe how great it sounds. I'm just furiously scribbling the mental images that come to mind...let's see...I'm hungry...I should hurry up and write this and go do some work...what should I eat for lunch today?... Ok that didn't work. I'm no Sasha Frere-Jones. If you run into Miller, bug him to give you a copy. I hope he's not annoyed that I wrote that.
I am going to try to scan in the Ratgrabbin' pics today so stay tuned...