I do not think I have ever been more frightened / curious / wait f*cking frightened to see a film before. Take a peek at the trailer. But be careful, this picture should serve well as an idea of what you’re in for before seeing this film.
I do not think I have ever been more frightened / curious / wait f*cking frightened to see a film before. Take a peek at the trailer. But be careful, this picture should serve well as an idea of what you’re in for before seeing this film.
On listening to Rogue Wave’s new album – Asleep at Heaven’s Gate, it is quite clear that Zach Rogue has a hunch for the acoustic guitar. The mash (sorry to use a word so negative as mash to describe something so wonderful and beautiful) that flows between his voice and the slow smooth strums of the acoustic guitar is something completely original, completely in a league of it’s own (style of it’s own as well). The feelings these sounds evoke are those of seasonal feelings, I see Fall and Winter. I had to sadly delete some songs from my most recent playlist and move them to Fall and Winter playlists simply because the feeling of walking down a leaf covered pathway that shines yellow, gold, orange, amber, red, and fire all bundled up in a sweatshirt as cool wind sharply surrounds you, or the feeling of awaking late on a Saturday, smothered in blankets. Staring out the window to see the gentle but never-ending snow fall on a planet that seems as if it were born with sheets of white ice covering it. I can really tell that these songs mean something when I can just imagine these situations in my head. It is quite unbelievable. As for you Summer fans, the rest of the album serves well to your tastes. As for you muzak fans, just listen to the CD and you will be pleasantly satisfied.
Rogue Wave- Christians In Black (DISAPPEAR HERE’s highly recommended / personal favorite [Winter / Fall] )
*** Bonus ***
I’m getting all rappy happy for the new Kanye West, and I stumbled upon to this little jingle, I enjoyed it.
MP3: Kryscbang- Candylady
And… Watch this thang.
Reservation Road 
Okay, so I get the whole thing about how every blogger has there own little post about FOTC, and I understand that it may be getting annoying, but I have watched every episode of this HBO comedy and have loved every minute of every one. I cannot say I knew of them before this show, but I am glad they were pointed out to me. So I think i’m going to throw them in the dustcloud of my meaningless HBO reviews. Woop.
John From Cincinnati: I continue to love this show, but there is one thing that is big, and that is semi-bugging me. What the f**k is going on already. It’s beginning to become a bit of a nag to try to keep up with the pace of the show. The sub plots are interesting enough to keep me watching added onto the big picture that continues to shy away from more obvious hints towards the layout of where this ride is taking its viewers. To be fair, next week looks like a compromising episode, the black sheet with the stick figures seems of mutual importance involving everything, I believe the stick figure was what John did with his leg back in the early early episodes, and Shaun followed and did one with his leg the same as John. I believe that has something to do with it, oh yeah, and my only guess is that John is the Savior and his father is God. But we’ll have to see.
Entourage: Finally, after episode upon episode of suck, they go back to the basics, the par-tay scene. This episode was what the show needed, they need to steer a tad bit away from the heavy business aspect of things and focus on the good times, the old times, what made the fans the fans in the first place. Drama fucking the squirrel at the end was hysterical. Jeremy Piven acted brilliantly. E wasn’t whining, but actually looked like a man without trying, and Vince got to do the hot chick from Date Movie. All is well in Entourage-land. That is if they can keep it going.
Flight of the Conchords: Now, this show is a new one, and I cannot speak better about it. It is hilarious. I usually find myself unattracted to dry humor, but this just doesn’t stop making me laugh. Jermaine and Murray have to be my favorite characters, Jermaine because of his mundane and miniscule gestures that build his character so wonderfully, and Murray because of, well I can’t explain it, watch Murray and you’ll understand what I’m talking about. Bret is also top-funny, but I cannot put him equal to the other two. This show is outlandish. Corrosive to the funny bone. Watch it. Watch it. Here are some songs from the show and from the actual band live. They’re signed to Sub Pop too, by the way.
Flight of the Conchords- Think About It, Think Think About It (From the Show) (**DH highly recommended**)
Flight of the Conchords- Hiphopopotamus & Rhymnoceros (From the Show)
Flight of the Conchords- Bowie (Live) (Favorite Episode: Dream Bowie)
It’s the cutest thing since Meghan Fox. It’s pretty, and colorful, and unique, and carefully crafted. It’s a Wes Anderson piece. It should be lovely.
OK. I figured I got myself in shape priority wise, and I found a file-sharing website that seems kind but also seems possibly deceiving, O well, I can’t contain myself. I’ll give this another go, and see what happens. I’ll be moving into my dorm in college in about 3 weeks exactly so I figure I should get myself on my feet and keep running with it there, where I’ll be more pleasently situated IMHO. So to start you off while I begin preparing my routine, I’ll throw some new songs i’ve gotten a hold of your way. A song from the new CD from The Go! Team, a song from the leaked Tha Carter 3, the new single from The Weakerthans, a new song from a personal favorite band’s new CD, and just a great new hip-hop track.
P.S.- Because of lame file-sharing sites that just diminish my files and replace them with a deep voice, my previous MP3s are no longer publicly available. If you wish to download a track, simply comment on the post and I will have it up new within the day.
I’m definitely like a Monday kinda-guy during the Summer. I’m cheerful and it’s early, and I can basically go back to bed whenever I feel like it. So hopefully this cheer will spread to every day of the week, therefor more posts will be produced.
Sunday Night Television Wrap Up (HBO Of Course)
John From Cincinnati: I continue to like every character, plot twist, and element of this series. Each episode brings me closer and closer to this show and I couldn’t be happier. Last night’s episode was pretty good if you ask me. Both intense and calm, gave me my fair share of entertainment, and more and more of the paranormal is floating to the surface of things. I especially enjoy the new character who seems to be taking on a more important role, Dr. Smith. He gives me vibes that Twin Peaks did, and Six Feet Under did, he reminds me of a character from a show like those, and it definitely raises my acclaim for this show. There isn’t much to really talk about yet, it’s more about observing at this point because it is so early in the stages. Just sit back and observe, and the enjoyment will never cease. A small P.S. though, I forgot to mention how much I loved the scene from last weeks episode when Freddy is listening to Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman’s “Time To Say Goodbye”, I thought the scene was done excellently, the piggyback, and especially the muzak chosen for the background.
Entourage: Last night’s episode was a good one. Loved the cameo by Dennis Hopper, and the soccer betting. I actually really enjoyed Turtle and Drama last night, I thought they were hilarious, and I thought the girl switcharoo pulled at the end was completely appropriate. E was a bit too paranoid and created problems last night, but that was obvious. I am now curious to see what Walsh has to say to E now that the film has gotten into Cannes, and what Weinstein has to say to E when he realizes he fucked him again (not literally).
Anyways, Canadian rock group/branch of Broken Social Scene/strong leg of BSS record label Arts & Crafts Stars, have announced their new release along with a single to add some chime. The album is called In Our Bedroom After the War, and I’m not sure if they are taking a political aimed theme, but I’m hoping they aren’t, because I never like protest albums, I always think musicians should steer clear of all that jazz.
Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman- Time to Say Goodbye
Stars- The Night Starts Here (What do you think?)
Interpol- Pace is the Trick (I have been obsessed with this track, along with Our Love to Admire in it’s entirety.)
**And Last But Not Least**
Here are some production stills from some up and coming films that I think will kick some tail.
Where the Wild Things Are
Be Kind Rewind
Woah. I have been not around my computer a lot recently. Plagued with random Summer events that drag me miles away in spare time from the amount I need to keep this thing updated, I sit here and type my first post the past like 4 or 5 days. My apologies. Now onto the show.
The title of this post is a clever little mixture of words that I put together from bands who’s new albums I have recently listened to…and liked.
Let’s see if we can dissect this.
Super Furry Animals’ Hey Venus! happens to begin this list. I have been a fan of SFA for as long as I can remember, and these guys simply do not put out a bad disc. Although this comes no where close to Rings Around the World, it is still a solid effort and impressive consistencey marker for the Welsh 5 piece.
Bishop Allen has been making some noise with their 12 impressive E.P.s that followed a theme of producing one for every month of the year. Now is the culmination of those albums plus more for the groups second full-length album, The Broken String. In my humble opinion, the album sounds great, the new recordings and the new stuff clash for something original and pop-ish.
Pinback’s new release Autumn of the Seraphs was one of the albums that really blew me away, with trails of Summer in Abaddon and Blue Screen Life the duo does far from wandering away from their signature sound that we have grown to love and need, unlike those times when you get a favorite group of yours’ newest album and they sound like a band you’ve never heard before.
And finally, my favorite and most personal event this past week was having the pleasure to listen to Okkervil River’s new release, The Stage Names. It is the Okkervil River we know and love rocking with electrical -new sound- but the old sound is still there, a great blend, a great album, and it’s even more than what I was hoping to hear on this release.
Today was graduation. A real (may I say) fuck fest. No, there was no sex entailed, just the fact that it started raining, thundering, and lightninging mid-ceremony and just as my row was standing to recieve our diplomas the Princepal called the event. I was still able to snag a killer photo with me recieving my diploma from my football coach/ Vice Princepal, and I had a nice cigar in my mouth. So that was justified. Now is another fuck fest, again no sex, it’s called project graduation, an event held from 9:30 P.M. to 6:30 A.M. tomorrow to make sure kids don’t go out and get real messy the night of graduation. Laser tag, poker, ice skating, sumo wrestling will all be included to keep us preoccupied, but from what I hear after a good 9 hours it all gets old. AND finally, the other thing is tomorrow is my birthday. So I will have a real nice post for everyone then. As for now I’m just rambling. As for now, here are my final farewell songs to this town.
That was the first word that came out of my mouth after viewing the new snippet trailer from Paul Thomas Anderson’s film: There Will Be Blood [IMDB Me]. I am speechless. The cinematography looks exquisite, from the small talk we hear, it sounds creepy and depth-diving. And finally the song at the end and the font used just culminates to give the vibe that something real big is going to come from it all.
That’s that. And this is this.
Here are a hand full of new Interpol songs that just sound bad (got you, only in quality), but sound pretty much same old kickass Interpol sound as they ever have.
I mean… Did you expect anything less?
p.s.– Have I ever expressed how much I love this album cover. One of my favourites of the year.
So long, posts should be getting upped more. For Graduation from High School is tomorrow, and Summer is now upon us. And from the likes of everything, the scene really seems to be picking up.
Ghostly International sure does have some eclectic electronic groups on call [Roster]. This label has always produced great electronic muzak, and this specific release is another great example. Matthew Dear really branches out and takes his time to create something special with this release. Electronic is climbing in my genres of liking because of releases like this, YACHT’s,
LCD’s, and Justice’s.
and in other recent news… What is interesting on blogs lately
– The two tracks from Tegan & Sara‘s new disc, The Con featured on Neile’s Life are outstanding, love “Back In Your Head” especially, I cannot stop listening to it.
– The Bravery‘s “Above and Below” is a remarkable feat in indie rock from a band that didn’t really start out that way. Great find on @indiechristoph@ (P.S.- The new album The Sun and the Moon is really cool, good tracks and a pretty solid consistent listen, if you didn’t like the Bravery before, I beg you to give them a second chance with this new CD).
– I Guess I’m Floating has a new track from DH favorite: The Little Ones. Always a good thing.
Now for the Films that I have not been talking about
Movies movies movies, I have not been keeping my share of talk of movies up to par. But I hope to cover everything that is just going to kick so much tail that the second half of this year will be cinemorgasmic (Oh yeah I just did that).
Iron Man [IMDB Me]: Robert Downey Junior as Iron Man! Although that is a risky choice I feel a great match, Downey is such a great actor, always has these smooth and cunning lines that just flow so calmly, and him as an action hero will be something interesting to see.
Watchmen [IMDB Me]: 300 director Zack Snyder is at it again, this time with my favorite Alan Moore graphic novel, The Watchmen. I’m real excited who will all get casted, rumors are already up about Gerard Butler (King Leonidas), Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise, Patrick Wilson (Little Children) and many others. Check out that full report here and cross your fingers like me that this will give justice to the real thing. Leave some if you have any input on who you think the casters should cast.
The Informers / The Canyons [IMDB Informers– Random Canyons]: Bret Easton Ellis is busy with work, the screenplay adaptation of The Informers short stories is finally ready to be made, and Ellis has also booked a time on the Showtime map for his TV series script work titled simply The Canyons (Said to be a horror soap opera, hopefully tied to being a modern day Twin Peaks in the desert. I could not be more excited).
There Will Be Blood [IMDB Me]: So excited for this piece of work, we are apparently in post-production right now, but not verified. Still waiting for a highly anticipated trailer, and basically any breakthrough news at all at this point. Here’s a site that knows a lot more about it than I, and here’s one that has pictures from the set.
The Darjeeling Limited [IMDB Me]: This poster above is NOT real, it is just simply badass and cool in my opinion, and gets me excited with a tangible item for the real thing. What else can be said? Wes Anderson makes a specific type of film that is just so remarkable, funny, and always necessary to watch.
Other than that, I am excited for Be Kind Rewind by Michel Gondry, following Jack Black and Mos Def as video store clerks who venture to re-create video tapes that they had destroyed to satisfy their one loyal customer, Mia Farrow. And then there is also the mysterious Inglorious Bastards, a pre-Grindhouse buzz picture about WW2 by Quentin Tarentino, that up to know, has been shrinking in hype, and I barely hear anything about it anymore. WTF? But it is late, and my fingers are sore. So goodnight, and enjoy.
It is near ridiculous how emphatically the people surrounding me have welcomed the Klaxons when being in no way supporting of the other music I like to play from my stereo, computer, speakers, ect. To see regular Lil’ Wayne worshipers and starting high school Football stars chanting the lyrics to “It’s Not Over Yet” may be one of the greatest things to witness. What is it though that provokes so much agreeing emotions from the Klaxons? It could be undetermined, or it could be the lush British Indie pop that flows from the speakers, the flowing screeches from the keyboard and/or guitar, the good muzak being created. Summed up: It’s a great feeling to have a group that you and all your friends enjoy rocking out/partying/singing/doing anything joyous to, so here’s a tribute to that.
Geez, talk about frustrating. For the past 2 days anytime I wold try to make a new post, edit a new post, Safari would just shut down on me. I always have loved Safari too, it’s always been reliable, but I needed to get some posts out, so substituting right now is Firefox. Quite frankly, I’m going to say it right now, I miss Safari, and I hope whatever bug is messing it up, gets gone fast or else there’ll be hell to pay.
Next order of business is the new Beastie Boys CD. Info has been released that it is a “post-punk instrumental” album. Woah, woah slow down here. Not something that sounds like something I will want to hear over typical Beastie Boys. But, just when I was getting scared, I saw that Mike D exclaimed that the instrumental thing is not something new that will stick, for they are going to release another copy sometime later with collaborations with “newer artists”. So there, I’m backed to being heavily pumped up.
I’ll try to catch up.
So I have been practically in love with this song for the longest time, and it is near impossible to find any information on this group called The Caribbean, the song name: “The Go From Tactical”. Emotion pours from this track and it creates the illusion for one of my favorite environments: the woods. And better yet, I think it can latch on to any listeners specific desired atmosphere and bring it face to face with imaginable reality. The song does that, it’s emphasized vocals, the dark in depth acoustic guitar, the point when the back-up vocals kick in like a drunk and hum, “that was the go from tactical,” everything is arranged to really connect with the listener on a personal level. I seriously can’t stop directing myself to this song when scrolling my iPod, and it’s for good reasons. The new album the band is coming out with is titled Populations, and you can check the band at Hometapes, Their MySpace, or just their good old home site, which doesn’t really look anything like a band’s website should look like, but it’ll give you a laugh. You can buy The Go From Tactical 7″ right here, and I’ll definitley keep you updated on anything I hear about this band.
Now it may be belated, but I’ll do it anyway…
Entourage: This week was excellent, I knew it would be because of the setup from last week. Ari was at prime hilarious-ness, and ,especially with Adam Goldberg at his side, was able to execute this hysterical situation on the Holy Holiday of Yom Kippur at peak ability as well. I actually enjoyed the whole crew (everyone) this week, Drama and Turtle were good with the horse subplot, E and Vince made me happy because they doubted that bitch and showed how they missed Ari. Even though she seemed to be proving them wrong at the end of the episode, I still hate her and am so glad to see her walk, she could’ve sealed Medellin if she would’ve agreed to put Vince on the plane, so yeah she did f things up. Overall great episode. Now they’re back with Ari, and things can start rolling again (I’m especially psyched for Drama’s pilot’s premiere).
Sopranos: Strong episode. Really stable. Everything is building up, and with four episodes left, it really needs to be. I loved everything with A.J., the way how near the end of the episode he discovered this thirst for violence, and how jittery and excited and pumped up he was after injuring a fellow human being. Christopher’s becoming paranoid, and that is not a good thing for Tony. I can see this ending two ways, tons of law being carried out on the crew and Tony somehow seeing the light with his help to the Terrorist-related detectives (Which I expect will maybe increase), or Christopher killing Tony, because the scene in the bar, when Christopher was having a mini-panic attack, and the he looked around the room at everyone laughing, the shot of Tony was scary. His face grinning evil-like, smoke surrounding his devilish look, Christopher saw this. And his threats to the cops might actually be something that would be a possibilty. The re-planting of the tree at the end? I’m not sure about. It could be his desire to live a normal life, rural life, it could be his desire to make things right, it could be anything, you never really know with this epic series.
“I’m gonna take a sip of this coca-cola and then we’ll play a fast one,”– Guitarest Johnny Marr during the moments before the energetic performance of “Florida”.
Man Man‘s open was a lot cooler than I thought it would be. I never really felt “Van Helsing Boombox” all that much but their opening last night gave me a reason to try it all again, so that’s one good thing. The second good thing was the great show Modest Mouse put on afterwards. They opened like rapid fire, just shooting the exact song I wanted to hear at every desired moment. From “Bury Me With It” to “Paper Thin Walls” to “Dashboard” to “Fire It Up” to “Float On” to “Florida” to “Bukowski” (I’m pretty sure that was the order, actually I’m not sure at all, but they were all played in that first half), the first half rocked like you cannot even imagine. The second half was a lot more in depth, with a long version of “Tiny Cities Made of Ashes”, a nice jam of “Trailer Trash”, and an emphatic “The View”. There were a lot of killer songs in between, I can say this much: I was entertained the entire time to the near fullest. My only wish that went unanswered would have to be the silence from the speakers for “The Good Times Are Killing Me” or “Fly Trapped In a Jar”.
mp3: Modest Mouse- Bury Me With It
mp3: Modest Mouse- Tiny Cities Made of Ashes
mp3: Modest Mouse- Bukowski
mp3: Modest Mouse- Edit the Sad Parts (Early B-side)
mp3: Modest Mouse- Fly Trapped In a Jar
mp3: Modest Mouse- A Life of Arctic Sounds
An excellent weekend that began with a shaky and very scary debacle with entrance of a very-old looking 17 year old into a bar hosting a giant party called Craig’s Fest for most of the Loyola College in Maryland’s student body. Oh and that 17 year old was me. And I pulled one past the law once again with the help of someone with a picture I.D. that looked practically nothing like me. Boring Boring Boring. Anyway, the next day of festivities was killer. I was at first only expecting the likes of Guster to show up, but I was pleasantly surprised to arrive a bit early and hear the opening notes to “If Work Permits” and see the energetic boys of The Format making their rounds. I felt they rocked a solid set, I mean I was never crazy about the band, but I always had tons of appreciation and I do generally enjoy most of their songs to the point to hum-a-long to. Now Guster, I must admit, didn’t really impress me. I mean it wasn’t like I was going down there to see them, like that was the specific reason, but I was down there conveniently the same weekend they were playing, and I had seen them in concert with Ben Folds and Rufus Wainwright and had loved every minute of their set, but the difference this time was more Ganging Up on the Sun, and less Keep It Together/Lost and Gone Forever. It was a cheerful little afternoon nonetheless, free burgers, dogs, colas, t-shirts, cotton candy, snowcones, rides, inflatable games. Good weather. Friendly people. And most importantly, music you could hear behind conversing with friends and strangers, and taking that moment in.
Now that was one hell of an entertaining Sopranos episode. Very emotional in every aspect, and very defining of the main outlook of things to come. The heavy use of steady cam and close ups really highlighted the shaky-ness of everything, and the nervousness present the entire time really sunk in deep to solidify the realization that Tony reall is losing it. And with this episode, he’s finally starting to see that. Although I will say this much, the ending provided a possible theory that he may be losing it, and he may know that he’s losing it, but he certainly isn’t going to just let that happen.
Thank God this picked up this week. 28 minutes, funnier Ari, more emphasis on Johnny Drama, and less (although it was certainly there) on E and Vince’s relationship. And the best part of the episode was the way it left off, and the previews for next week. It was what I like to call, a perfect “bridge” episode. It wasn’t such a great episode on its own, but it played out very entertaining and it created a lot of different paths to take off to. Basically this was the first episode of the season to really start mapping out what direction the show will be taking.
And for the rest of my blah-blah, here’s a track getting a lot of buzz and a track from a band that should be getting a lot of buzz.
Modest Mouse in a couple hours, so that should be a fun time, I’ll post back later with how it was. Cheers.