Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Waiting For...Waiting For Wednesday

What I could do with this post is make myself look hip, and cool, and indie, and on the pulse of things. What I should do with this post is make up an awesome story about how the name, Waiting for Wednesday, came to be, and tell you all how singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb wrote a song just for this blog.

What I will do with this post is neither of those two things. Heck, I can't even be hip and cool and indie and say that Lisa Loeb's song was where I took the (cool, hip, indie) name from.

Because, as I'm sure you've all discerned, none of those things are true. But I will come clean about the name, and admit that I had no idea that there were other people using it in various forms. I'm just not that cool, or hip, or with it.

So, the Secret Origin of the title is this.

I wanted to do a weekly piece about what books ship on what week, and which titles I'm most looking forward to buying. Like every other comics blogger on the planet, yes? Yes. So, when we decided that Waiting for would be a weekly feature here on Exfanding, I knew I'd need a name.

And, since I was planning on starting the feature the following day...I'd need a name very quickly. So I thought about puns, and decided not to use one. Mostly because none of the ones I came up with were any good at all.

Then I tried being cute with the title, and all that got me was an urge to punch myself. So I decided to keep it simple, and WfW popped into my head. Quick, easy, not very creative.

But it gets the job done.

And, until late last night, I really and honestly didn't know Lisa Loeb had a song called "Waiting for Wednesday."

And that made me kinda mad, because I do pride myself on an eclectic and wide ranging taste in music. Plus, I like Lisa Loeb. Plus, plus, I own the album on which the song appears. It's called Tails, and it was released in 1995 and features Loeb's biggest hit, Stay (I Missed You).

Lisa Loeb - TailsIf you were a nineties child like me, then you know Stay. And now it's stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

Lisa Loeb also gets major points in my book for her (and Dweezil Zappa's) cover of my second favorite Ozzy song, "Goodbye to Romance," which was released on an otherwise forgettable tribute album done by several different musicians a few years back. Hers was definitely the highlight of the album, and it's a really great version of a classic Ozzy song.

But that's neither here nor there.

What's both here and there is the fact that there is a song (a very good, catchy song) titled "Waiting for Wednesday," and when I hear it, I tend to smile. A lot. So, without further ado, here's Lisa Loeb playing "Waiting for" live a couple of years ago. Enjoy!

Also, just because I don't know when to shut up, here are a couple of new releases that I'm most looking forward to this week. First, issue/episode two of Marvel's premiere Motion Comic, Spider-Woman Agent of S.W.O.R.D., debuts on iTunes today. As I wrote about in a previous post, Spider-Woman is an interesting "comic," delivered in a format that has yet-to-be-seen implications for the comics industry.

Still, it's good watching.

Next, we have Justice League: Cry for Justice, issue three. This series, written by the great James Robinson and with STUNNING pencils/digital art by Mauro Cascioli, is in-continuity, and will be important for the foreseeable future of the League.

Robinson, who is known for taking minor players and making them relevant and cool, tackles the Big Leagues here, and he does so in a fun, engaging way, and he provides snappy (if sometimes a bit over the top) dialogue to make sure the book reads well.

Justice League: Cry for JusticeRobinson will be handling the main JLA title early next year, and his (much-hyped) run on that book will deal with the ramifications of what happens in Cry for Justice. Check it out!

That's it for me. What are you Waiting for?

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