2009 May

A sarcastic differentiation. Audio to be posted soon. Here is a list I have devised after two years living in orange County about the main differences between Northern California and Southern California. Enjoy, contribute your own by leaving a comment or to cozycornermovie@gmail.com
In Northern California you can only water on certain days of the week, in Southern California you can light your tap water on fire in some cities, don't try this at home Ontario!
In Northern California you can buy fresh fruit from around the corner, In Southern California you can buy fruit around the world.
In Northern Cal you can watch the Kings in Sacramento, in Southern Cal you can watch the Kings at Staples Center
In Northern you get up early and get stuck in cow patties on the way to work, in Southern you get up and get stuck in traffic.
In Galt (North) you see lots of cows, in Chino they eat lots of cows.
Northern California leads the nation in foreclosures, Southern California leads in plastic surgery.
Northern has its A's baseball in Oakland, Southern has it's A's in Anaheim ( of Los Angeles)
In the North they visit Great America, in South they visit Disney or Knott's
Northern invented Asparagus in Stockton, and the Tokay grape in Lodi, Southern California has the date in Indio, and the invisible groves of Orange County
Northern has beached seals at fisherman's wharf, Southern has fisherman at Seal Beach
Northern has sea gulls in the bay, southern throws bagels in the sea (at CSU Channel Islands)
Northern Cal hugs trees at UC Berkeley, Southern paves trees for more parking at USC.
Northern California is on Myspace, Southern Cal is on Facebook
Northern Cal swims in the Delta, Southern Cal drinks from it
Northern drives through the mountains to Lake Tahoe or Reno, Southern Cal drives to Palm Springs and San Bernardino.
Northern has fog, South has smog
North Has bridge tolls, South has toll roads
Northern listens to AM radio, Southern listens to FM
Drives the 5 or 99 freeway, Southern drives the 55-91-1-101-57-60-10-15-605-405-73-133-71 etc.
Northern Cal has Comcast, Southern has Time Warner
Northern California drinks tap water, Southern California drinks Vitamin Water
Southern California draws world renowned artists, Northern gets Neil Diamond
Northern pays for public parks, Southern pays to park in public.
Northern Cal claims Bakersfield is South, Southern Cal claims Bakersfield is North.

A 12:00 PM on this Thursday, May 28th, here are Your three "Somewhat Top" stories including
1) The looming GM bankruptcy, despite a new deal for a quick turnaround for creditors.
2) Google's immediate future plans concerning web apps, and the next generation of apps that mimic deskptop programs, and
3) An Australian lottery winner who found an old ticket worth ten million dollars.

Newscast also includes a check on Wall Street and your 5 day forecast in Southern California.

President Obama to dleiver a speech live in Egypt later today, he is expected to address US-Middle-East relations.
Nasa is holding a press conference at this moment about the June 3th shuttle launch.
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Welcome to American Idiot Again: 21st Century Breakdown Edition
How does one approach a band that appears in 2009 to be starkly different than the edgy wit and hook writing of rock legend Billie Joe Armstrong? The similarities of sound and performance have evolved drastically from simple three chord renditions. What stifles the newest release is the overly repetitive, and thinly defined sturggle with authority.
In fact, assessing this album in comparison with an unrivaled catalogue of classics is as difficult as comprehending the format of 21st's track listing.

# Title Length
1. "Song of the Century" 0:58
Act I: Heroes and Cons
# Title Length
2. "21st Century Breakdown" 5:09
3. "Know Your Enemy" 3:11
4. "¡Viva la Gloria!" 3:31
5. "Before the Lobotomy" 4:37
6. "Christian's Inferno" 3:07
7. "Last Night on Earth" 3:57
Act II: Charlatans and Saints
# Title Length
8. "East Jesus Nowhere" 4:35
9. "Peacemaker" 3:24
10. "Last of the American Girls" 3:51
11. "Murder City" 2:54
12. "¿Viva la Gloria? (Little Girl)" 3:48
13. "Restless Heart Syndrome" 4:20
Act III: Horseshoes and Handgrenades
# Title Length
14. "Horseshoes and Handgrenades" 3:14
15. "The Static Age" 4:17
16. "21 Guns" 5:21
17. "American Eulogy" (A. "Mass Hysteria" / B. "Modern World") 4:26
18. "See the Light" 4:36

Initially, the single, "Know Your Enemy" is a let down. American Idiot, Green Day's 2004 release, was a tremendous undertaking, about thoroughly enjoyable before the mainstream radio played it to death. Still, it was a great revival of modern rock that has maintained up to this 2009 release.

In overall review, this album serves as great background music, but rarely rises above mediocrity for a band that has few accomplishments left unturned. I had great hopes for this album, and it has some nice moments, and is overall an enjoyable listen. Overuse of similar 2004 themes of conflagration, political underpinnings, and rebellion leaves me asking why the band has left the storytelling traditions, uplifiting angst, and selfless love songs with a punk beat, from 90's favorites like "When I Come Around", "Paper Lanterns", and "Scattered". The Green Day songs of today are often too centered on war themes, reaching today's teens, Christian themes, and image orienting around tight jeans and black clothing. The Green Day I long for was quietly aging and expanding melodically, without political agenda, performing the best live rock in the world, without trying too hard.

21st Century Breakdown is not a must have album, it lies on the bottom three of the band's all time album list, and does little to expand upon the band's outstanding resume. For a five year wait since the last release, I felt slightly disappointed. Drum fills are sounding similar to American Idiot, production of the vintage Green Day guitar has faded into the high-mids of every other band out there, and Mike Dirnt superstar bass sound is buried in a wall of sound on most occasions.

Still, the vocals are crisp, though processed, but the album IS listenable. If you don't expect a great Green Day album, this is a decent work, and should not be judged so harshly as I have here, as an eternally thankful fan that this Bay Area band continues to tour, and never neglects to play the hits. So, pick up the album not for its overwhelming quality, but in appreciation for band that keeps giving to its fans, and gets as many credits for "good and decent" albums as they want, and still are trying to push and create a new identity that includes so much more musical complexity than a three man power punk group that set things off from an energetic pen and the passion to change the world of rock music.

The highlight of the record is "Last Night on Earth", the rousing ballad with great musical backing, and a sample of what potential the band still carries for future albums. The question I ask is, how long does the band plan to market against guns, youth angst, and rebel yells down hallways in exchange for embracing the tremendous musical talent of the group, and aspiring to write their next great accomplishment, the best album in the world, only accomplishable through abandoning the themes that have roused through the last two albums.

And in breaking news on May 21st, Wal Mart refuses to carry Green Day's newest album, unless it is revised for content and language, which the band proudly refused to do, way to go big business!

(Specific song detailed review to come...)

The Show discusses the new Star Trek Movie, Matt V and Mark Allen in studio, Danny calls in for a live walk home report: giving the weather, walking in traffic, and fighting a bear. Topics turn to having a final wish in life, tombstones, running from bears, Connie Culp, Roger Ebert. Scotty from Star Trek's dying wish to spread his ashes in outer space, and more.
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Happy Mother's Day!
Out of order episode 2.7, featuring
Starting with a live broadcast exclusive from the Hadron Collider, an interview with worker Henry and Henry's Boss, and thanks to Dwarfel for arranging the interview in Geneva, unfortunately the COllider knocked Cozy Corner into the past, making this episode 6 of season 2.
This podcast uploaded from Lodi, California.
This episode also features short sketches
Shivon's idea to make $700 million on our new viral website idea
A friend's contagiously annoying laugh
Cozy Corner Somali Pirates
The danger of fireworks and their impact on counting with your fingers
Bus Driver Sam
Peter the pinball wizard loses his focus
Cows talk to each other
The dangers of Hot Air Ballooning
BEfore and after - joining an angry mob
The starting lineup for the Long Beach Dirtbags is announced live
The secret life of ants
and My Advice - Replacing license plate frames

Outro featuring Carl's pets - written and produced by Aaron

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Breaking news, attributed to personal medical issue, Manny Ramirez suspension starts tonight (May 8th) at Dodger Stadium, 50 games for violating the leagues drug regulations, testing positive.
The biggest suspension ever for the biggest star in baseball. Steroids strikes again in Major League Baseball, this is not rumored, this is a positive drug test.

We'll follow the details as this news continues to break. Manny Ramirez will not be playing, starting tonight at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers informed triple-A outfielder Xavier Paul this morning that he was being promoted to Los Angeles. This is the biggest penalty for the biggest star since baseball’s testing program started in 2003.

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