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How about a little musical interlude…

What happens when you combine a computer-less week with a needy Shih Tzu and a busy week at work? Answer – A severely neglected blog and an irritated blogger. The fact that it’s perfect weather outside complete with Autumn like breeze and sunshine is so not helping. Still, I made a commitment, and my PIC Sarah is living it up in Cincinnati with a big ol’ helping of Skyline Chili, so here I am…and you know what this week could use more than anything? A better soundtrack.

Here are a few of my current addictions in no particular order:

This is War - 30 Seconds to Mars

This is War - 30 Seconds to Mars

1. This is War30 Seconds to Mars: Aside from any excuse to see Jared Leto in eyeliner, this new record is stellar. I find a new favorite song everyday. Right now, that song is “Hurricane”, an interesting blend rock with a little Kanye West mixed in for good measure. You can also check out the first single “Kings and Queens” which the band used thousands of voices recorded around the world to create the chorus at the end of the song. And Elijah Wood can suck it…

Hurricane Featuring Kanye West

2. 70s classic rock – Not sure if it’s just the mood my iPod is in or if it’s the nonstop weeks of Supernatural watching, but I can’t seem to get enough Classic Rock this week. Check out Styx’s “Renegade” and Kansas’ “Carry on My Wayward Son” for a taste of the good stuff.

Gratuitous Supernatural plug with “Carry on My Wayward Son”

3.  The onslaught of new country bands in the past couple of weeks has actually brought some potentially interesting prospects. I have listened to The Band Perry’s single “If I Die Young” approximately 873 times over the past week and I still can’t get enough. And though I pushed pretty hard for JB Rocket I will concede to Naomi Judd and Big Kenny as to the genius of Steel Magnolia. Their new single “Just By Being You (Halo and Wings)” is epic. And then there’s Jaron and whatever the unnecessary end of his name is since it isn’t a band name and it’s not an album title. “Pray for You” is quirky and fun, but the rest of the album isn’t half bad either.

“If I Die Young” Official Music Video

Melissa’s Week in Review…a little early

I know the week doesn’t technically end until tomorrow, but I’m gonna have to jump the gun. It’s a long story involving a dead disc drive, a complaint letter and a quirky tech support dude named James, but I am sadly computer-less for a few days.

Barry Watson’s heartbreaking guest spot as a man using a clown costume to grieve the loss of his wife on Sunday’s episode of Drop Dead Diva  reminded me why we need him back on a prime time show pronto. Why did they cancel Samantha Who again?

Tuesday’s episode of White Collar could quite possibly be my favorite yet with them shifting gears to a more Moz-centric episode. The foreshadowing could have been a little more subtle, but the end result more than made up for it. I loved some of the Burke/Mozzie exchanges – “Don’t think this is my only safe house…I call this one Tuesday?” Why? “Because I’m usually here on Wednesdays.” Pure genius.

Where did Liam James go? My favorite young Shawn has been replaced by a freckled, dull little boy without his sparkle and shine on this week’s episode of Psych. Please let the switch be temporary because he totally makes those Young Shawn and Gus vinettes.

I am loving/addict to The Band perry’s new song “If I Die Young.” Everyone should check that out on iTunes. Also, if you like Train, Pat and the boys did a killer cover of Rihanna’s Umbrella at their recent Unplugged session at Vh1. You can find it at Vh1.com here.

Check out the trailer for Robert Downey Jr’s new movie, Due Date here because it’s hilarious and he has to road trip with Zach Galifianakis – Trailer

I am lovin’ RuPaul’s Drag U on LOGO. It’s like a gayer, more interesting version of that show with Carson Kressley on Lifetime. I never thought I would write a sentence in which something would be gayer and more interesting than Carson…this is a monumental day.

All right, kittens, I’m off to rediscover my Emmy weekend/Supernatural induced stupor which you will probably find me in until my computer has returned.

Check out Sarah’s Weekly Preview Sunday and watch the Emmy’s!

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