Robert Wm. Gomez's

July 2007

The Triumphal Return of Robert Gomez's Unofficial Tribute to Planet Pimp Records!

Long ago, back in the dark ages of the Internet—say around 1997 or so—I put together a little tribute to one of my favorite record labels, Planet Pimp Records. Planet Pimp was a small label out of San Francisco that specialized in garage rock bands, but each release had a novelty edge to it, much to the chagrin of many a record buyer (and The Car Thieves).

Remainder by Tom McCarthy (6/10)

Mildly amusing tale of a guy who choses to recreate memories down to exacting detail. Reminded me of how pot heads talk (and a bit of The Man Who Folded Himself). In the end, not much is gained my reading this. Shallow but entertaining at least despite threadbare plot.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling (10/10)

A satisfying ending to a wonderful series of books. The rating reflects my opinion of the series more than that of this one book (Goblet of Fire remains the best of the series)

The Thirteen Gun Salute by Patrick O'Brian (7/10)

A hu-hum offering in the series. I accidently skipped a book... didn't seem to matter.

The Reverse of the Medal by Patrick O'Brian (9/10)

A very well done Aubry/Maturin story. More Maturin centric than usual, which is refreshing.

On the Far Side of the World by Patrick O'Brian (8/10)

Another nice entry in the Aubry Maturin series.

Prisoner's Base by Rex Stout (7/10)

Decent mystery. A nice change of pace from A. Christie.

Talladega Nights (6/10)

Business as usual comedy from Ferrel

Baron Blood (7/10)

Bava doesn't quite have the monster movie thing down. Has it's moments, but overall just a mediocre Gothic horror.

Lisa and the Devil (8/10)

Trippy and confused, but somehow this movie works for me. Telly Savalas is great.