Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Wire Bullets

  • Need to get up on The Wire? HBO On Demand has a five-minute Season 4 recap that will get you on track.

  • Aaron Barnhart has a great article on Season 5, plus a rundown on the main characters for the uninitiated at his deftly named TV Barn

  • The Wire Deluxe Complete Edition soundtrack CD ships today. The album features opening and closing themes and artists such as The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Neville Brothers, Tom Waits, Spearhead, Solomon Burke, The Pogues, Jesse Winchester, Paul Weller, Steve Earle, and many Baltimore artists. The CD includes photos and essays by creator David Simon, author George Pelecanos and hip-hop journalist Jeff Chang.

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