Perhaps this is the beginning of the new golden age of television. As the reality show craze
reaches its third season, playing to every person's innate enjoyment
of voyeurism, the trend naturally morphs into pure escapism. What could
be better than enjoying the pitfalls and triumphs of the person next door
trapped in extreme situations? The only way up is pure fantasy, of course.
If the extreme parts of this world is so bad, take a look at this
other world... it is freaking insane! Several shows, from Buffy to Dark
Angel, have offered full, pure escapism, but the pinnacle of this genre
was not reached until this fall TV season with the premiere of
What is Wolf Lake? Oh, it is just a small town in Eastern Washington
where most of the population just happen to be werewolves! Here's how
describes the show:
There are strange happenings in the small Pacific Northwest town of Wolf Lake, where the most prominent residents are "shape-shifters" who can transform themselves into wolves. As a struggle for power is brewing among the "shape-shifter" population to become the Alpha (leader) wolf, local Sherrif Matthew Donner (Tim Matheson) and Seattle cop John Kanin (Lou Diamond Phillips) attempt to get to the bottom of the mysterious goings-on....
In commemoration of this bold, historic addition to the history of broadcast
television, this issue of fakejazz.com is dedicated to
Wolf Lake, and we have created
a special page about the show and are starting an email discussion list called Flippers Anonymous
to talk about the show and its impact.
What, music? What is that? Oh yeah, music! We have more reviews
in this issue than we ever have before. More importantly, though,
the prize for the contest issue is the biggest single prize we have ever
Three Lobed Recordings is starting a CD-EP subscription
series entitled Purposeful Availment and will include records by
Bardo Pond, Idyll Swords, Tim Midgett (Silkworm), Six Organs of
Admittance, Tarentel, Mick Turner (Dirty Three), Shannon Wright,
and either Rachel's or Shipping News. The 8-disc series is being sold for
$50, but we have managed to trick the label into letting us give away
a subscription as a prize to one of our readers. This is bound to be
a great series, as all the music is exclusive to the series and all
eight of those artists are very good. To
enter, all you have to do is
give us your name and email!
If you have any questions about the site, please send us an email or check out our message board. Look for our next issue on November 16th. Thanks for watching Wolf Lake on CBS at 10 pm EST.
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