Pop Culture Roundup Jan. 31, 2007

It's National Gorilla Suit Day, don't you know?


Rare Clash tunes and songs by the likes of Bob Dylan and Nina Simone will be featured on the soundtrack to "The Future Is Unwritten," a documentary about the late Clash singer Joe Strummer, Billboard reports.

"The Future Is Unwritten," which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was assembled using a combination of old interviews collected from journalists as well as tapes of Strummer's BBC radio show. It features testimonials from Bono, Johnny Depp, Martin Scorsese, Courtney Love, Flea, John Cusack and members of the Clash, among many others.

Here's the track list for the album, due out April 3.

"White Riot," the Clash
"Rock the Casbah," Racid Taha
"Crawfish," Elvis Presley
"Black Sheep Boy," Tim Hardin
"Kick Out the Jams," MC5
"Keys to Your Heart," the 101'ers
"I'm So Bored With the U.S.A.," the Clash
"Natty Rebel (2006 mix)," U-Roy
"Armagideon Time," the Clash
"Nervous Breakdown," Eddie Cochran
"(In the) Pouring Rain," Clash II
"Filibustero," Joe Strummer
"Martha Cecilia," Andres Landeros
"Minuet," Ernest Ranglin
"Trash City," Latino Rockabilly War
"Rangers Command," Woody Guthrie
"Corrina, Corrina," Bob Dylan
"Johnny Appleseed," Joe Strummer
"To Love Somebody," Nina Simone
"Willesden To Cricklewood," Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros


Funny or not funny? You be the judge (I thought it was pretty entertaining): Johnny DC takes a trip to the 1960s Marvel Bullpen.


Via BoingBoing: A Doctor Who TARDIS USB hub.


Captain Canuck is back! I remember picking up the first CC comic way, way back in 1975. It's in a box someplace and hard to find, but I remember it as being pretty cool, with quite vivid coloring for the times. An interesting change of pace from the DC and Marvel titles I was reading like mad at the time.


The release date for the season 2 "Twin Peaks" DVD set has been bumped up a week, from April 10 to April 3. You can pre-order it now $36.99 for from Amazon.


Via the Comics Reporter: A revamped official Will Eisner site.


From the Absorbacon: 10 Things Batman Should Never Say.