Imagine my surprise to find out that the first season of the hilarious Starz original series "Party Down" is just being released on DVD today.
You see, Netflix appears to have some sort of deal with Starz (don't laugh at me, I'm seriously just piecing all this together) and us avid Netflix streamers get some cool content at our fingertips before other (you know, less cool) people.
"Party Down" is one of those cool pieces of content.
I've watched the entire season, bummed that it was only 10 episodes and that Jane Lynch was MIA for the last couple (I'm guessing "Glee" got in the way). Being the up-to-the-minute kind of person I am, I figured it had been available for a while and started looking for the second season.
But, alas, the second season hasn't even aired yet, and, I just found out, the first season is just now TODAY available on DVD to the general public. Clever.
You'd think after I figured out Netflix is giving us the Starz show "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" in pretty much real-time, the rest would have naturally followed.
But I'm slow like that sometimes.
Anyway, check out all the other cool stuff available today from books, to DVDs and Blu-Rays, to cool new music.
Another cool thing that I found out about today is the Lollapalooza lineup.
(Am I using "cool" way too much today?)
The first thing that stood out to me was Social Distortion, though they're not getting the top billing they deserve (but way higher than AFI's billing - what happened to them?!?).
The next thing that hit me was Soundgarden - and I had to do a doubletake for that to sink in. Did I know about this reunion? If I did, did I forget? If I didn't, how did I miss that?
It kind of blew my mind. I was in seventh grade when they broke up, and I didn't speak for that entire day. I had a little sign that I showed people if they tried to talk to me that read, "Soundgarden broke up today. I'm not talking." (or, you know, something like that)
I was kind of a weird kid, huh?
The thought of coordinating a wedding planning trip to Chicago with the weekend of the festival briefly crossed my mind, but I'm not that insane. Planning a wedding is stressful enough without crowds of sweaty people getting in my way all over the place.
Since Lolla quit touring, I've never attempted to go, even when I lived in the Chicagoland area.
I feel somewhat betrayed by the route the event has taken, what with trying to get as many names, and as many BIG names, as possible.
Actually, I've only been to Lolla once, but I saw Jane's Addiction, Audioslave, Incubus and The Donnas. Rockin'.
Don't get me wrong, I love me some Lady Gaga, but at Lollapalooza? It doesn't seem to fit.
The festival is too much of a big deal now that it's just one event.
Even in my younger, rowdier days I don't think I could have handled (survived?) three days of that craziness.
But they still pull in some stellar acts and if it didn't involve traveling 1,000 miles, I'd probably be there this year.
Other notable mentions: Green Day and The Strokes.