Tuesday, April 15, 2014

El Nook April 16 Edition

Brent is back bringing the best in new releases to KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday April 16 - Ice Cube and Kevin Hart join forces in the comedy "Ride Along," BBC's "Ripper Street" offers a second season on DVD, Aimee Mann of '80s pop group Til Tuesday returns with new duo The Both, Linda Ronstadt presents a career-spanning collection of duets, best-selling author Nora Roberts unfolds a mystery with "The Collector" and more!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

El Nook April 9 Edition

Brent brings the best in new releases to KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday April 9 - with new music from Who frontman Roger Daltrey and Lillith Fair alum Joan Osborne, DVDs including the second installment of The Hobbit and the latest entry in the Paranormal Activity franchise, and new books from KISS lead singer Paul Stanley, Laini Taylor and more!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

El Nook April Fool's Edition

This is no joke - Brent brings the best in new releases to KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. TODAY - with Hank Williams III's new "Ramblin Man" album, Cyndi Lauper's 30th anniversary edition of "She's So Unusual," the DVD release of "Anchorman 2" and Disney's "Pirate Fairy," new books by Lemony Snicket, Sherrilyn Kenyon and more!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

El Nook Ash Wednesday Edition

Happy Ash Wednesday! To celebrate, Brent brings the best in new releases to KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting today at 3 p.m. - with new DVDs including "12 Years A Slave" and "The Time Of The Doctor" - new CDs from Pharrell Williams and Junkie XL - and new books from Chelsea Handler, Star Wars, The Walking Dead and Son Of God!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Because of racism some people will call themselves "Cajun" when they are actually Creole

Because of racism, some people will call themselves "Cajun" when they are actually Creole. "Cajunism operates on a Canadian French identity; many Louisianians who have no Canadian ancestry will dig hard to find one to validate their Cajunit√©, too. When the genealogy proves unsuccessful, they parade around claiming to be “culturally” Cajun, anything to avoid being Creole. In their minds, Canada and France are where Whites live and come from, which makes Cajun an implicitly white ethno-racial identity." "That leaves the remaining “Francophones” in Louisiana to continue identifying as Creoles (or, French Creoles, Spanish Creoles, or Black Creoles), making Creole, therefore, an explicitly black/mixed/other ethnic identity. Still, some Whites, in disgust, will whisper to you: "We used to call ourselves Creoles before this Cajun stuff” - or “They call themselves Cajuns, but they're all Creoles." - Christophe Landry http://christophelandry.com/2011/07/19/cajun-or-creole-whats-in-a-name/

If you like Mardi Gras, thank a Creole

After reading the Cat5's feature of The Mardi Gras Southeast Texas and it's so-called "weird mix" of "cowboy and Cajun" I laughed out loud "They forgot the Creole? Again?" - Pffffffft - if it's Zydeco, it's Creole, not Cajun - and cowboy isn't a "weird mix" for Creoles, what with a renowned history of Creole Cowboys and Zydeco Trail Rides. Creoles invented gumbo, king cakes, throwing beads and many of the Mardi Gras traditions we enjoy today - Cajuns, meanwhile brought chasing chickens to the party.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

El Nook Feb 26 Edition

Brent brings the best in new releases to KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas live starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday Feb 25 - with new music from Beck and Dierks Bentley, the home video debut of "Gravity" and Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World," the book-and-soundtrack tie-in for "Son of God," new books from Kim Harrison and Janet Evanovich - and more!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

EL NOOK Feb 19 Edition

Dragons, mermaids, pirates, werewolves - and The Beatles oh my - are all part of Brent's best of new releases this week on KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. TODAY. The third season of Game Of Thrones hits DVD and Bluray, The Beatles celebrate the 50th anniversary of their American debut with re-releases of classic albums on CD, Suzanne Vega drops her excellent new album - and authors J.D. Robb, Christine Feehan, Alice Hoffman and Richard Lee Byers offer novels featuring the aforementioned pirates, mermaids and werewolves (but not all in the same book)!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

El Nook Feb 12 Edition

Brent the bearded bard brings the best in new releases to KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 12 - new music includes the awesome soundtrack to the LEGO Movie featuring Tegan and Sara, the Lonely Island and a member of DEVO - new DVDs include Sherlock, Killing Kennedy and Ender's Game - and new books include a special edition of Divergent, James Patterson's latest Private thriller, the art of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag and more!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

EL NOOK - Deep Freeze Jan 29 Edition

The role of Mr. Freeze will be played by Brent as he brings the best in this week's new releases to KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday Jan 29 - new DVDs include season 4 of Downton Abbey, The Fifth Estate and Bad Grandpa - new CDs include a classics collection from Tony Bennett, Disney's Sophia the First and the Broadway soundtrack of A Night With Janis Joplin - and there's new books too!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

EL NOOK - Jan 22 Edition

Brent is back with the best in new releases for KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 22 - with new music from Rosanne Cash, Los Lonely Boys and the Boss himself Bruce Springsteen - it's Tom Hanks vs. Somali pirates in the movie "Captain Phillips" and Mel Gibson vs. the world in "Machete Kills" - new books, a "Lego Movie" event and more!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Best of SETX 2013

I pretended to be an entertainment writer back in the day, so here's my best of 2013 list for SETX: Best SETX 2013 Rock Artist (AND) Album: Purple "409" Best SETX Hip-Hop Artist: Bun B (yeah, okay he moved to Houston, but hasn't everyone?) Best SETX Country Singer: Kree Harrison Best SETX Blues Artist: Johnny Winter Best SETX Jazz Artist: Stacey Savino Best SETX (and SWLA) Zydeco Artist: Chris Ardoin Best SETX Electronic Artist: Japanese Carcrash Best SETX 2013 Live Performance: The Put-Downs Reunion Best SETX Visual Artist: Johnny Kreepo Pinstriping Best SETX Tattoo Artist: Johnny Johno Best SETX Book: Kenneth DeVille's Copper, Texas Best SETX Live Music Venue: The Art Studio, Inc. Best SETX Photographic Artist: (TIE) Scott Eslinger and Laura Kreepo Best SETX Film: Jesse Dayton's "ZOMBEX" (yes, he moved to Austin, but hasn't everyone?) Best SETX Television: "Southeast Texas Live" KBTV FOX 4 Best SETX Radio: Space Capsule KVLU Best SETX Print: Cat5 Best SETX Food: MOZ Grill Best SETX Drink: The Original Texas Legend Distillery LLC And SETX 2013 Entertainer of the Year - Hanna Brewer !

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

El Nook Dec 18 Edition

Ho ho ho - Brent brings the best in new releases and some gift-giving ideas on KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. today - with the soundtracks from Anchorman 2, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty and Saving Mr. Banks - and great kids' books for gifts including The Day The Crayons Quit, The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore and The Brick Shakespeare.