The Pixies Superabound

I just finished watching the latest episode of Covert Affairs on Hulu (they really should make it available on Apple TV devices – i have to stream it on my computer, redirected to my TV).  Hang Wire.  All the episodes this season have been named after Pixies song titles.  (Previous seasons were Led Zeppelin, R.E.M., and David Bowie.)

That man is a liar / The day is like a warm night / Salt rusts the cold line

A few days ago I finished watching the 4-season run of The 4400 on Netflix.  That show ended with a huge cliff-hanger.  The last few minutes of the series was backfilled with the Pixies song Where is my Mind. It ended with lagging ratings and during a writers strike. There are two books handling the post-series plot. I had to instantly buy the ebook that picks up right afterward – 4400: Welcome to Promise City (which was twice the cost of the other three available (2 of them are concurrent with previous seasons)).

I was swimmin’ in the Caribbean / Animals were hiding behind the rock
Except the little fish / But they told me, he swears
Tryin’ to talk to me, to me, to me.

I also recently watch the movie This is 40.  I laughed way harder than I should have at a romantic comedy about an aging couple with kids. It at some point employed the Pixies song Debaser.

Got me a movie   I want you to know
Slicing up eyeballs   I want you to know
Girlie so groovy   I want you to know
Don’t know about you / But I am Un Chien Andalusia

There was also a recent Pixies concert available on Apple’s iTunes Festival, which is still available to stream for a little while.  I watched it on my Apple TV and it was awesome.

Been dying to meet you

They just release a 4-song EP titled EP1, sounds a lot like the solo Frank Black work.

For what’s missing I’ll sacrifice my flesh
Only kissing you is so hard in this wild thresh
That’s how it’s been with Andro Queen

The Pixies are touring North America, unfortunately without Kim Deal.  They’ll be here in February at Bayou Music Place.  See you there.

I superabound, but I still got nothing to do
Well, they thought it was a coup, but they still got nothing to do