Friday, December 7, 2007


Apologies to anyone who has noticed The OverDrone's erratic publishing schedule. What can I say? I'm sorry. Look, just to make it up to you here is another 'TNW, a mellow mix to resolve any feelings of distance between us. Are we OK now? Don't worry about those missing days, they are still there in the blogger submatrix, just listen to the music...
'T Nieuwe Werck: 'T Nieuwe Werck 110 of Roger Valdez

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Bait Car Tramples Civil Liberties.

So, I tuned in to this show on Court TV thinking it was about this car that picked up underage hookers and busted them and then made them appear on TV ala Maury Povitch. Sadly I was mistaken.
Here is how it works. The coppers leave a car running in a high crime neighborhood and then some idiot steals it and then the coppers bust them. If the culprit tries to get away via high speed car chase then the car is shutdown. Jeez, it just makes it too easy for the cops.
The OverDrone is confused as to the legality of this. Isn't this just entrapment? According to the show this has been going on for a decade. I don't know how they would get a conviction with this though. Check it out and see for yourself.
Bait Car on Court TV


Yes, yes, I know I'm late with the Feminine Hygiene post this month but hey, don't worry. You can't expect these things to be totally regular. BTW this film was based on a true story.
Girl Talk: Xtreme

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

LOL kidz

A brief film documenting the travails of a stray cat.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Planet Smashing and Jazimundis

Two dazzling mixes this time. One full of jazz and the other full of stars. Here at The Overdrone these mixes have been playing nonstop and can I just say that these are great mixes to play Mario Galaxy to? I only embedded one of them here but hie yourself over to 'TNW and download them both. They are free and a hell of a lot better than anything else out there on the net.
'T Nieuwe Werck 108 of De Broer Van Mozes & The Lost Homeboy2.0

Monday, December 3, 2007

Oscar Wow!

Remember the day you picked up The Ice Shirt and the footnotes made an excellent novel even better? Perhaps you first came across them in the work of Borges or, like me, Terry Pratchett. How about the time you read A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and the best part of the entire book happened before the first paragraph?
The OverDrone salivates over footnotes in fiction, end notes too, and Junot Diaz's novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is chock full of them.
The story takes place in New Jersey and the Dominican Republic, and while there are pop culture references scattered throughout like medical waste on the Jersey shoreline the footnotes tend toward Dominican history. They act as pauses in the main narrative allowing the reader to take a breath and consider the larger forces at work.
I first read a chapter from the book in the New Yorker, pre-Publication and with an illustration by one of los bros Hernandez. Usually, fiction featured in the New Yorker is tedious and irrelevant, what a refreshing change!
Purchase and Enjoy.
Oscar Wow!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

A History of Violence

Having read Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City, I was expecting Rick Geary's The Beast of Chicago to be an enjoyable read but nothing revelatory. Geary's oh, so innocent line work and the macabre subject matter gave me a delicious case of the creeping dreadfuls.
This is the sixth volume of what is turning out to be Geary's masterwork. Text and images work together in a rhythm which transports the reader into the Victorian milieu.
Here at The OverDrone he is especially well remembered for his work for Kitchen Sink Press in the eighties. Then there's his National Lampoon work. I actually prefer his black and white work but his adaptations of classics like Wuthering Heights and Great Expectations are great for kids. Let's hope he tackles Moby Dick soon, or what about The Gilded Age? Geary may be the only illustrator/writer capable of doing such works justice.

A Treasury of Victorian Murder