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The Rolling Stones “Live In Hyde Park”
Yes, the thought of another live Stones album filled us all with fear and dread and indifference. But this iTunes-only recording of the Stones return to Hyde Park in London, the spot where they eulogized former mate Brian Jones, finds the grandpas in pretty good shape. Sure there are better live Stones albums, but this is one not too shabby. And besides, the Stones haven’t really been that great live since the mid-70s.
Available until August 19 on iTunes
It’s a tornado filled with deadly sharks and it has taken America’s heart by storm. We’ve seen this SyFy gem twice. Did we mention sharks and Tara Reid? If you’ve missed it, look for it on DVD and BluRay in September.
The Roast Beef Po-boy At Three Monkeys Pizza
Hot, fresh beef and gravy (they’ll give you extra if you ask nicely), served on soft, garlic-y bread and smothered in mozzarella cheese. They offer table service, or you can sit at the bar and watch them make your food to order in the open kitchen.
On Tuscaloosa Road, a block or so West of North Lehmberg (same building as the tobacco & liquor store).