May 19-24, 2015

Yesterday it was announced that another black-owned business downtown, Hairizon (next door to Toast) will have to move because their building has been sold. They say it’s going to be turned into condos. I can’t imagine that the ground-floor retail space is going to become residential, but for whatever reason, they won’t be able to stay there. We’ll see what winds up there – and whether it’s as white and bougie as I expect it will be.

These are the same folks who struggled back after their store was destroyed by a drunk driver who barreled the wrong way down Morris St & headlong into their storefront: 

So they’ve started a crowdfunding campaign to raise capital for the move. Like most such campaigns, it’s not so much an investment drive as it is a donation drive, although some of its premiums at least offer a credit at 50% of the amount of the donation. 

These folks have been in business for four years, which would suggest that their business model is reasonably sound. It’s not at all surprising that they can’t source capital in “traditional” ways – small business lending has never recovered from the financial crisis of 2008, and it was always biased against anyone who wasn’t a white man with an established network anyway.

But it’s possible to structure a crowdfunding campaign in such a way that the investors actually get a return on their investment, or at least get their money back. CocoaCinnamon have become the local experts at this. 

Even then, though, successful crowdfunding campaigns are less about the soundness of your business plan, and more about how media savvy you are. Although with the rise of social media as marketing platform, I suppose exhibiting savvy at crowdfunding might be a reasonable proxy for savvy at marketing in general.

In any case, I wish them luck. But I also wonder whether they would be more successful if they restructured their campaign to offer something closer to an actual return on the investment.


This past week was hectic. On Tuesday the Hopscotch lineup was announced. Again this year there’s nothing to rival, say, sunn o))) at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium … but how many experiences like that are there waiting to occur? You can’t expect an annual festival to consistently create once-in-a-lifetime events. (or, I mean, you can, but you’ll probably be disappointed)

Looking back at previous lineups, in fact, what I notice is that in several cases, the shows I was most psyched about – Fucked Up, Swans, Pallbearer – were at the time ultra-rare, but are now seemingly annual events. Fucked Up played Hopscotch in 2010 and then played the Triangle twice in 2011, and have been back again more recently. 

Was this just coincidental timing with the rise of their prominence in the US, fueled by some great records & a deal with Matador? Or was (is) one real contribution of Hopscotch that it turns bands on to the fact that the Triangle is a viable market? I think that’s an emphatic yes. The Hopscotch dividend has been paying & paying for 5+ years now.

Mostly, though, when I look back at old lineups, I’m reminded of how few of the bands you actually get to see at any given Hopscotch. Even if you’re ultra-disciplined & only catch 20 minutes of each set, you’re probably going to hit at most ~12 bands a night, which still only gives you 36 out of the 138 bands who play.

And I usually only wind up catching maybe 20 bands (plus day parties, which is a whole different thing). I *think* I have 20+ bands that interest me enough this year. I have some more listening to do. It’s still fewer than in most previous years – like I said, there are no “holy shit” moments for me in this lineup – but as long as the ones I like don’t all wind up booked in a single timeslot against each other, I’ll be into it.

On the local front, on the one hand it’s disappointing to see some of the same bands coming back year after year, while others still wait to be invited. But on the other hand, I’ve been working my way through the list and I’m totally psyched to have been turned on to some locals I’ve either never heard of (Asheville’s Morbids) or had been totally stupidly ignoring for too long (like, say, Naked Naps). 

Tuesday night my friend Mark & I attended a special dinner at Dashi, focused on fermentation. Lots of sour beers, and foods involving miso & kimchi & other funky things. The highlight for me, I think, was the black garlic ice cream with fish sauce brittle. I can also definitively state that most sour beers just aren’t my thing. 

The rest of the week … I don’t remember the rest of the week. I had developed a 15+ issue backlog of New Yorkers that I finally dug my way out from under, so that’s probably part of it. 

Friday night I went to Raleigh with my friend K to see Make, Usnea and Ufomammut. It wasn’t as mindblowing for me as it was for some people – although it was good to near new Make tunes, especially with Luke Herbst now on drums – but it was a good way to empty out the brain and just sort of exist in this plane of raw throbbing noise for a couple of hours.

Saturday evening we attended a screening of American Movie, hosted by Jeff Tweedy, part of this hilariously erratic series at the Carolina Theatre. Tweedy seems like a genuinely good guy. And I was reminded of how much I love Uncle Tupelo’s Anodyne. That’s a good record to be reminded of.

And of course American Movie is still profoundly moving and hysterical, and it was magical to see it in a room full of people, many of whom were there because of Jeff Tweedy & thus (a) hadn’t seen it and (b) didn’t even know what they were in for. That’s actually the best thing about this series, and one reason why I keep going, despite the fact that its organizer is literally the most annoying human being on the planet.

Last night we watched Leviathan. Jesus what a Russian movie. Like, I feel like I know almost nothing about Russia, but nevertheless I feel confident in saying that this is a quintessentially Russian movie. It’s all corruption, drinking, and God. Fascinating. 

May 19-24, 2015

May 2-6, 2015

Saturday we went to see Clouds of Sils Maria, an interestingly uncomfortable movie about an actress (Juliette Binoche) and her assistant (Kristen Stewart). For a movie in which comparatively little happens plot-wise, there’s a lot going on – commentary about the relationship between actors and their roles, about the possibility of emotive performance in action movies, about the nature of fame. All the things you would expect from a movie about the business of acting, I suppose. 

I love Juliette Binoche, and I was psyched by how good Kristen Stewart was. I liked her in The Runaways, but I definitely couldn’t be bothered to see the Twilight movies. I see from IMDB that she’s attached to an Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project along with Laura Dern, Michelle Williams & Rosanna Arquette, so that’s something to look forward to.

After the movie, M wanted to get a cocktail before dinner, so we headed in the direction of Alley Twenty-Six. But just as we were turning the corner onto Chapel Hill Street, the fucking trolley pub pulled up to the curve and disgorged its cargo of a dozen “whoooooo!”-ing drunkies, all of whom piled into Alley Twenty-Six ahead of us. So we went to Dashi.

Did you know that the Durham City Council passed a special ordinance specifically to enable that thing to do its business? Keep that in mind next time they come up for reelection.

I have a ton of programming projects for WXDU that are sitting around un-begun. I really don’t want to have to wait until next Christmas break to dig into them, but it’s difficult to tackle a new coding project when you only have an hour here & an hour there. 

There was a typical amount of Internet Outrage this week – a couple of richie riches bought a lovely 90-year-old bungalow in a historic neighborhood (for $385,000) and are now probably going to tear it down because they didn’t do sufficient due diligence before buying it (the lot isn’t subdividible, and the foundation won’t support a 2nd story). It’s not my neighborhood, but given the number of larger houses within, oh, 2 miles of that location, I’m not sure I see the point of tearing down a perfectly good 1400-sq-foot bungalow to build something bigger.

On Tuesday I bought the new Bell Witch album, which is absolutely phenomenal, assuming you’re into epic funeral doom with 20-minute songs. Embedding Bandcamp in Tumblr requires extra effort, but here’s a link.

I also went to the “Rise of the Rest” startup pitch competition, which was sponsored by Steve Case, you know, the guy who cofounded AOL. He should probably do something else memorable because most of the people I mentioned this to kinda guffawed at the mention of AOL. 

Nowadays he’s a venture capitalist & vineyard owner in Northern Virginia. This month he’s been driving around the country in a bus, handing out $100,000 checks to startup companies located in places other than NYC, Boston, or Silicon Valley.

Part of my day job involves training students to give four-minute presentations that are very similar in structure and content to the type of pitches the local startups were giving at this pitch competition, so my initial reason for getting a ticket was to see how my students would compare to the teams pitching for money. I’m happy to say that by the end of the summer, most of my teams would be able to hold their own on that stage.

After I got my ticket, I found out that one of the local startups participating would be ArchiveSocial, a social-media archiving & analytics company that was founded by some former IBMers. Two of their eight employees, including founder/CEO Anil Chawla, are alumni of Extreme Blue, the internship program I work for. 

So even though they broke my heart a little by leaving IBM, I was still there to cheer them on. Anil totally nailed his pitch, and at the end of the afternoon, they took home the giant $100,000 check. It was totally worth sitting through a few minutes of Steve Case talking out his ass about how startups are the solution to literally every problem facing the world today.

May 2-6, 2015

February 15-18, 2015

This entire expanse of time was consumed by weather-watching. OK, well, not really. But it sleeted! And then warmed up slightly & semi-melted, then snowed apocalyptically for a good 40 minutes, then cleared off. Photos available in posts immediately prior to this one.

Did I have any deep thoughts over this period of time? Probably, but nothing so deep that it’s not encapsulated successfully & succinctly in my Twitter feed. This Tumblog is supposed to be for longer-form things, but sometimes I just think in 140-char bursts.

Themes over there at Twitter: misogyny in tech. Restaurants opening & closing. Robert Christgau is still alive & still reviewing records, and trying in his ham-handed old-white-male kind of way to be raw & sensitive and Truthful. Which is how he winds up kinda fat-shaming Merrill Garbus? Really? 

Tuesday night we watched Nightcrawler. Holy moly what a creepshow. Jake Gyllenhaal did something horrible to his skull in order to play this part. Lesser-known younger Gilroy brother Dan wrote & directed – his first directing gig – and did a good job, assuming that we were looking for another Paul Schrader. Were we?

Everybody on Facebook is posting their top-10 NC bands. It’s incredibly sweet. I’ll have more to say on that in my next post. Or the one after that.

p.s. oh yeah the new Sleater-Kinney is still a lock for Album of the Year. Hasn’t faded one iota.

February 15-18, 2015

February 2-4, 2015

Starting to feel cautiously optimistic about this summer – after a LONG time spent either playing the email/wait/email/wait game, or helping my new coworkers in Austin (whom I love, mind you, but training has been time-consuming), I finally have some students actually matched to projects and interviewing with mentors this week. I would’ve liked my first offers to go out in December (or, hell, November), but February it is.

I’m still wanting to be completely done by April 1st, or at least before the first day of Full Frame. It’s not a vacation if you’re running home between screenings to jump on interview calls or fill out offer paperwork.

I swung by Dashi at around 7pm on Tuesday, their first official night in business. I didn’t even go into the downstairs ramen shop, although it didn’t look like there were more than 4 or 5 people waiting to be seated. I thought there might be a chance of slipping upstairs and trying the izakaya menu – but no, every table, stool & other horizontal surface was occupied upstairs as well. It’s amazing & awesome to see Billy & Kelli (along with the Cookery folks) be so wildly successful on their second venture … but I hope I’ll get to dine there again someday.

So I walked to Virgile & found the place slightly less crowded than it has been lately. Had the knockout fried oysters and the salad with duck (the same thing I’ve had the previous couple of times I have gone there for dinner). I hate to even mention this because they’re already doing good business, but: it’s a great spot for a casual supper, y’all.

I haven’t talked politics/public policy here for a while. I have mixed feelings about that. I kind of feel like we’re in a lull before the next great awful thing happens. Assuming we don’t count a rampant measles epidemic as the next great awful thing. I don’t even know where to begin with this science denialism thing. The death of Truth has been the most unexpected and consistently surprising/disappointing phenomenon of my adulthood. Stupid postmodernism/poststructuralism. Post-everythingism. I have to bear my portion of the blame – I did time in grad school in the early 90s and I wrote papers on postmodernism. We all did. I swear we didn’t think it would turn out this way.

February 2-4, 2015

January 30 – February 1, 2015

Friday night we attended the pre-opening of Dashi Ramen, which, when it opens officially, will be the 2nd-closest restaurant to our house. McDonald’s being the first.

M has been on a sort of semi-committal not-overly-strict Paleo thing for a while, and while I do my own thing, I have tended to eschew carb-heavy meals. Although lately I can’t resist getting fries with my burger at Geer St. I’m going to blame the cold weather for that.

Anyway, point being that the last thing we need 3 blocks from home is a noodle place. So I’m actually really excited about the Izakaya portion of the place, where presumably a variety of meaty skewers await.

Billy & Kelli Cotter have been our friends since the early days of Toast, which was nearly as close to our then apartment in West Village as Dashi is to our current home. I’m pretty sure there were entire months when I ate at Toast at least four times a week.

Judging from what I saw the other night, Dashi is aiming at a slightly higher price-point, which might piss off some of the locals who’ve been dreaming of a giant $8 bowl of ramen, but which should hopefully also minimize the line-out-the-door factor that plagues so many other ramen joints around the country.

The space is gorgeous, the people are friendly (and we saw a lot of familiar faces, including the woman who was the longtime front-of-house manager at Panzanella), and the food was of course outstanding.

Saturday I took M’s dad to the Wal-Mart to shop for jeans. I think the last time I set foot in a Wal-Mart was on a trip to Kentucky to visit M’s mom, so I guess this was kind of appropriate. Wal-Mart sure is weird, though.

Saturday night we saw the Branford Marsalis Quartet at Baldwin Auditorium. Branford’s drummer had been misled into having the eggs & salmon at Elmo’s, and was laid up with some heavy-duty food poisoning at the start of the set, so Branford & his longtime pianist Joey Calderazzo tapped one of their former NCCU students, Tyler Leek, to sit in for the first half of the set. He did a solid job, particularly given that he’d only gotten the setlist two hours before the gig.

The whole evening was loose and goofy and felt more like a Tuesday-night club gig than a Saturday night university performing arts thing. Lots of clowning around and shout-outs to friends in the audience. And the music was outstanding. I’ve seen & heard plenty of avant-garde/modern jazz in my life, but I’m still partial to a quartet that swings (and a rhythm section that doesn’t take many solos).

Sunday was Sunday. There’s a new taco night menu at Dos Perros which has a couple more appetizers and a couple more large entrees in addition to the tacos. The barbacoa taco is gone, which is OK with me since it was always kind of overly damp. The biggest & most important change is hand-made tortillas! Huge step forward & one they should’ve taken the day they opened.

January 30 – February 1, 2015

January 26-29, 2015

A four-day span in which I flew to Atlanta, attended a career fair, had a fabulous dinner at Empire State South, and flew home again. And that was [literally] just what I did on Tuesday.

Monday night was the screening of Wise Blood at the Carolina, hosted by Lucinda Williams, whom I never saw, because I left as soon as the movie was over, because (a) I had to get up at 4:50 the next morning to go to the airport, and/or (b) oh my GOD the guy who hosts that film series is seriously the MOST obnoxious human being on earth.

Still, I really enjoyed seeing Wise Blood for the 4th or 5th time. It’s pretty much Brad Dourif’s finest hour, and I say this as someone who just watched Alien Resurrection a few days ago.

(I should note here that there is a new tumblr editor which refuses to let me insert any links, which is why there are no links in this post.)

Meanwhile, over in Greensboro, a city not significantly larger than Durham, they have arthouse cinemas which get new indie movies on a weekly basis, movies that will literally never play anywhere in the Triangle. Which I would actually greatly prefer to the endless retro retread series we have going on here.

Wednesday night I went to my first Refresh the Triangle in ages, a presentation by Anna Lewis of Viget, all about their internship program. It was actually really interesting to see what they do, and to realize that there’s a lot more variation, internship-wise, even in our industry, than I would have imagined.

Thursday I got nearly caught up after the past almost-two-weeks of travel and distraction. Which explains why this post is (a) cursory but also (b) existent. 

Other notes for posterity:

  • My favorite Durham restaurant, Gocciolina, was named Restaurant of the Year literally 6 months after it opened for the first time.
  • It was announced officially that Andrea Reusing is going to open a restaurant in Durham, in the ground floor of the new hotel that is about to open in my favorite building in town (no, not the 21c in the Hill Building – “The Durham” in the ultra-space-age Mutual Bank building next to the post office)
  • If all goes according to plan, Dashi Ramen will be open by early next week.
  • We may yet get Google Fiber.
  • The new Sleater-Kinney is STILL album of the year.

January 26-29, 2015

January 23-25, 2014

Austin was a lot of fun. For my final lunch we went to Kin and Comfort, which is a sort of asian-fusion restaurant hidden in the food court section of the local asian supermarket. Excellent fried chicken, and a pretty solid (albeit not Momofuku-grade) pork belly bun.

Now I’m back in Durham. This weekend was taken up largely with computing work for WXDU, trying to finish a fairly long & involved project to migrate a bunch of services from an aging Mac to a new Linux box. It’s amazing how much easier it is to administer a box that has a full-featured package manager as an integral part of the OS rather than an afterthought.

We had dinner Saturday night with out-of-town extended family at Guglhupf. There were no massive arguments. Small-town men of a certain age have such fragile egos. Navigating the menu at a German-influenced restaurant can be a challenge & I suppose our waiter could have been more helpful/reassuring. I guess it must be nice to work in a town where you don’t encounter that many diners who aren’t exactly sure how it all works.

Today I learned that (on Ubuntu, anyway) you can use a utility called arping to force things on your local subnet to refresh their arp caches, which is pretty handy when you’ve swapped machines & it has been ~90 minutes and you still can’t ping a migrated IP address from outside your subnet. I love the fact that I can learn new things pretty much all the time. Thanks, Internet!

Tonight we watched S2E2 of Broad City. I dunno. This season isn’t blowing me away like some episodes of the first season did. It’s a tricky tone to maintain, for sure, and maybe it’s just not maintainable for more than a dozen episodes. I’d be psyched to see Abbi & Ilana do something new, I think.

January 23-25, 2014

January 9-10, 2015

We watched Alien and Aliens. Alien is of course perfect in its way, hermetic. Kind of small in a 70s Dan O’Bannon way. I learned after this round of viewing that for the 2003 DVD box set, a “Director’s Cut” was slapped together with an hour of additional footage. After it was all finished, Ridley Scott watched it and decided it was stupid, and recut the whole thing to the same length as the original cut.

I was surprised at how well Aliens has aged. I still cringe at the couple of Cameron catch-phrases near the end, but overall I think I enjoyed it more this time than I did when it was released, or at any other viewings since then.

We did watch the “Special Edition” of Aliens, which has something like 18 minutes of extra footage, a lot of it in the service of colonist back-story and Ripley character development. I’m not sure if I had ever seen it before; maybe that’s why I liked it better this time.

Anyway. Takeaway from Aliens is that Cameron was really good at interleaving character development with suspense, intrigue, and action. But that the balance he attained in the mid-80s was apparently a fragile one, one that was already showing signs of falling apart by the time he made Terminator 2.

Friday night I had dinner at Bar Virgile. The fried oysters and the bibb salad with duck are both amazing (as are the cocktails, of course). I’m not sure that enough people are aware that there’s a first-class chef, Carrie Schleiffer, running the kitchen at Virgile. 

It’s probably just as well that it’s sort of a semi-secret, though, as the place is tiny & it’s already getting packed around dinnertime.

Saturday we saw Selma. It’s a great movie, for any number of reasons. The dialogue is, for the most part, excellent. The cinematography & editing flow between naturalism and a more impressionistic mode that is particularly effective during the more violent scenes. David Oyelowo took a huge risk in agreeing to play Martin Luther King, Jr, and it paid off – he successfully captures MLK’s vocal cadences and delivers some fiery speeches, without ever sounding like he’s directly mimicking the recordings.

There’s a device where FBI surveillance notes are superimposed on the screen at various moments, but if the goal is to convey how creepy that surveillance was, it’s not effective. It feels more like convenient ways to shorthand narrative gaps.

J. Edgar Hoover only appears in one scene, and thus Tom Wilkinson’s LBJ is left to do a lot of the antagonistic heavy lifting. Many historians say that this is unfair to LBJ. I don’t really have a problem with dramatic license, but it does seem like there was ample opportunity for Hoover and George Wallace to be more realistically vile, and to perhaps just let LBJ recede more into the background.

Also unfair: What they did to Giovanni Ribisi’s hair.

All in all, it’s a great film, and I hope it fucking sweeps the Oscars. Because no black woman has ever even been nominated for Best Director.

January 9-10, 2015

WXDU’s Top 65 NC Releases of 2014

Based on airplay by all of our DJs during the 2-month period each album was on playlist. I’m pretty sure I’ve never had the same band back-to-back in the top 5 before.

1 – John Howie Jr & the Rosewood Bluff – Everything Except Goodbye
2 – T0W3RS – TL;DR
3 – See Gulls – 2 Songs
4 – Hiss Golden Messenger – Bad Debt
5 – Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers
6 – Reigning Sound – Shattered
7 – Dex Romweber Duo – Images 13
8 – Solar Halos – Solar Halos
9 – Various – Merge 25th Anniversary Covers EP
10 – Daniel Bachman – Orange County Serenade
11 – Lilac Shadows – No Dark / No Light
12 – Humble Tripe – The Giving
13 – Last Year’s Men – Underwhelmed
14 – Datahata – Spectral Cities
15 – Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba – The Great Peace
16 – Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso
17 – Horseback – Piedmont Apocrypha
18 – Silent Lunch – Late to Bloom
19 – Horizontal Hold – This is Not a Living
20 – Logical Sound Discovery – Thrill Seeker
21 – Shipwrecker – III
22 – Wesley Wolfe – Numbskull
23 – The Loudermilks – The Loudermilks
24 – The Tender Fruit – The Darkness Comes
25 – Dan Melchior und das Menace – Hunger
26 – Jenks Miller/JJ Toth – Roads to Ruin
27 – Curtis Eller’s American Circus – How To Make it in Hollywood
28 – Sagan Youth Boys – Annotated Universe
29 – Ezekiel Graves – Chthonic Journey
30 – Wood Ear – Electric Alone
31 – Secret Boyfriend – This is Always Where You’ve Lived
32 – Ashrae Fax – Never Really Been Into It
33 – Davidians – 2014 demos
34 – Flesh Wounds – Bitter Boy 7"
35 – Ama Divers – An Echo in the Sound
36 – Lud – Defenestration Boulevard
37 – Le Weekend – No Object
38 – Spider Bags – Frozen Letter
39 – VVAQRT – Detainee
40 – Backsliders – Raleighwood EP
41 – Blursome – Heavy Resting
42 – No Love – Tape #2
43 – The Tills – Howlin’
44 – Whatever Brains – SSR63/SSR64
45 – Drag Sounds – II
46 – Flesh Wounds – Flesh Wounds
47 – Chatham County Line – Tightrope
48 – Tashi Dorji – Tashi Dorji
49 – Museum Mouth – Alex I Am Nothing
50 – Solar Halos/Irata – Split 10"
51 – New Light Choir – Volume II
52 – Jack Carter & the Armory – Anthropomorphic Transfiguration
53 – Bo White – Millennial Tombs
54 – Staton Embassy – From My Head to Yours
55 – North Elementary – Honcho Poncho
56 – Malcolm Holcombe – Pitiful Blues
57 – Brain Flannel – Empty Set
58 – Jenks Miller & Rose Cross NC – Hopscotch 2013-2014 Recordings
59 – Art Jackson – Tulip Tree Poplar Flower
60 – Beauty World – Beauty World
61 – Totally Slow/Black Market – split 7”
62 – Kneads – 2013 Demos
63 – King Mez – Long Live the King
64 – Kaleidoscope Death – Restofthdrumtracks/DeadDrum
65 – Alpha Cop – Cue the Cold Air

WXDU’s Top 65 NC Releases of 2014

December 16-18, 2014

Been thinking a lot about anarchy lately, spurred on by the recent protests & the inevitable police intelligence reports about the anarchist bugaboo

If you go read the DPD After Action Report from 12/5, and then read the TriAnarchy blog post from the same event, it’s almost possible to synthesize a single accurate account from the two of them, since their competing filters kind of cancel each other out.

Which kind of reinforces the notion that if Scary Anarchists didn’t already exist, the police would have to invent them. The symbiotic relationship is just too perfect.

Of course there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence that the police in some jurisdictions are more than happy to put on hoodies & bandannas and play the part.

Anyway. I don’t think my thoughts about anarchy as a political philosophy are even all that salient here. I would love to see capitalism dismantled, or at least severely crippled, but the last thing we need in a nation with 30 million loose guns is a complete breakdown in civil society.

I do wish that more white people would be more willing to listen to people of color when engaging in demonstrations focused on issues that disproportionately affect people of color.

Here are some bullet points I found useful:




I know there are some folks locally who disagree with the premise of those bullet points. I might politely suggest that those folks should go protest in Raleigh or something. Lord knows Raleigh needs a wake-up call.

Tuesday night I read a month’s worth of New Yorker magazines. “read.” At least 15% of each issue.

Wednesday night we watched The Skeleton Twins. Bill Hader is outstanding in it. Kristin Wiig does her best – it’s no Whip It, mind you. It was a definite rental & honestly I’d probably recommend waiting until it hits Prime.

Thursday night we watched Dead Calm, a movie that gooned the crap out of me when I watched it at home alone late one night when I was in college. It had less power tonight, on the sofa with M, pre-10pm. But it’s still a damn tight little suspense/thriller. 

December 16-18, 2014