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Should I try dressing up as Craig Finn?

class=img_thumbleft>Why is it that


I read with

Hold Steady

's Craig Finn, I always imagine him speaking in his singing voice? More important question: What will I wear for Halloween when the band plays

First Avenue

on October 30? I was Brando's


in 2001, Gene Hackman from

The Conversation

in 2002, John Belushi from

The Blues Brothers

in 2003, the Dude in 2004. Anyone got any suggestions for film icons to do? I have the hairline for Jack Nicholson but I'd have to lose weight. Oh, and speaking of,

this video

made my day:

The Shining

as feel-good movie of the year. I want to see a comedy version with James Brown's "I Feel Good" playing after a scratch-the-needle-off-the-record sound effect. (Yeah, I'm stealing from


.) Random fond memory: my little brother Ben nicknaming my dad "the Shining" because of his bald forehead.

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