Tidings to all! hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and didn't eat to much that they can't work off. Here's a run down of some of the stuff I received from people who actually like(I hear some might even feel affection for me!!).
Probably my most anticipated gift was the DVD movie Serenity, from my sister and brother-in-law. They knew I was going to buy it myself as soon as it came out, but told me to wait untill Christmas. I wanted to see it in the theatre, but it was released the weekend of our wedding, and by the time we got back from the honeymoon, there was too much stuff to do that we never ended up seeing it. Now anyone who knows me, knows I'm a huge Joss Whedon fan because of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. So of course I fell in love with the show Angel. Then along came Firefly. To say this show was groundbreaking and sooo different than what was(and may have ever been) on T.V. is and understatement. It was a space western. Yeah, I had the same reaction when I first heard the concept, but once I started watching the show, believe me, it makes more sense than you can possibly believe. Long story short, Fox cancelled the show(grrr, arghh!) but fan demand, prompted them to release all the episodes on DVD. DVD sales were amazing(got mine the day it came out) so Universal Studios got behind Joss in making a movie to continue the story. Now it had to be written to make the fans of the show happy, but being a major motion picture, bring in a fresh audience without having them feel lost(and also to make sure they make their money back!). Now I can speak only as a hardcore fan, but the movie was freaking awesome! My wife who is pretty hard to impress, even loved the story. What can I say? See this movie. Better yet, watch the 13 episodes on DVD then see the movie to really appreicate how great a story it really is.
Let's see what else? I got The Who Tommy/Quadrophenia Live Performances DVD set. Fantastic!! The Who Tommy CD(even I can't believe I didn't already own it). The Rush DVD set R30. Also got The Tragically Hip, Hipepyonomous set. Both sets were just what I wanted and I was probably going to purchase for myself at some point. And my beautiful wife got me The Ramones Box set, Weird Tales Of The Ramones. It comes with a special collectors comic book and 3D glasses!! How cool!
Also we went to see a really good rock show on Dec 27. The Pursuit of Happiness reformed for a few gigs in Ontario, and they were at The Underground in Hamilton. They were as good as they ever were. Moe Berg can still rock about sexual frustration and unrequited love better than anyone!!
All in all a pretty good Christmas. We're going to spend our New Year's with my wife's sisters family, which should be fun with 2 toddlers!! Have a safe New Year everyone!! Cheers!