Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup (video), Foundations (video), Mouthwash (video), Fluorescent Adolescent (MP3); Kylie Minogue - 2 Hearts (video); more
- Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup (video)
Kate Nash - Foundations (video)
Kate Nash - Mouthwash (video)
Kate Nash - Fluorescent Adolescent (live arctic monkeys cover) (MP3)
If you like Lily Allen and Regina Spektor, you should definitely check out Kate Nash. She's a poppy mix of the two aforementioned artists. She's blowing up in the UK and the buzz is already spreading stateside.
- Kylie Minogue - 2 Hearts (video)
Welcome back, Kylie.
- Wired Science with Rainn Wilson (video)
Bummed by the Writers Guild Strike? Here's something to tide you over. Rainn Wilson, better known as Dwight Schrute on The Office, cameos on the odd science show, Wired Science.
- Webby Awards picks the 12 most influential internet videos of all time
Their choices: Jennicam, All Your Base Are Belong To Us, BMW Films, Star Wars Kid, Jib Jab This Land, Burger King's Subservient Chicken, Lazy Sunday, Israel-Hezbollah War, Lonelygirl15, OK Go - Here We Go Again, Macaca, and the Zidane Headbutt
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Yeasayer - Sunrise (MP3), CSS - Music Is My Hot, Hot Sex (video and MP3), What Would Jesus Buy? trailer (video), Teeth trailer (video), more
- Yeasayer - Sunrise (MP3)
Yeasayer is a band from Brooklyn, NY whose unique blend of rock, pop, dub, psychedelia, and Middle Eastern influences makes for a refreshing musical experience. Their music has drawn comparisons to the Talking Heads and Animal Collective, the former of which has certainly been a major influence.
- CSS - Music Is My Hot, Hot Sex (video)
CSS - Music Is My Hot, Hot Sex (MP3)
Yes, it's the song in that iPod touch commercial. The story of how that ad came to be is pretty interesting. The result for CSS: it's the highest charting single on the US charts by a Brazilian band ever. I'm not sure what the point of their music video is, but it looks like they're having fun. And when listening to their music, a mix of electro, rock, and new wave, "fun" is the operative word. If you didn't get a chance to get into them last year, there's still time to get on the bandwagon.
- What Would Jesus Buy? (trailer, video)
Nothing like shoving, elbows, and profanity to get you into the Christmas spirit. Produced by "Super Size Me" director, Morgan Spurlock.
- Teeth (trailer, video)
Imagine, ladies, that you had teeth "down there". Thankfully, this is not a real medical condition. It is the first and hopefully last time that it'll be made into a movie; however, it is not a new idea. Gotta love the cringeworthy tagline: "Every rose has its thorns".
- Psycho Potato (video)
Psycho re-enacted by Mr. Potatoheads. This fledgling production is good for a laugh but beware, it's more graphic than the original, if you're a potato.
- Ingrid Michaelson - The Way I Am (video)
Friday, November 16, 2007
My Bloody Valentine reunion, Gucci Ad by David Lynch (video), Neko Case - Behind the House (demo)(MP3), Nas - Surviving the Times (video), more
- My Bloody Valentine reunion tour 2008
Well, so far it only includes UK dates. Here's hoping...
- With the recent release of the Twin Peaks box set, I've been really overloading my senses with the series and the Fire Walk With Me movie. Although I'm a huge David Lynch fan, I had avoided the series until now so that I could view a quality version on DVD. Honestly, I can't believe I waited this long. Watching it only further confirms Lynch's mad genius.
While on the subject of Lynch, I thought I'd share this curiosity I came across recently: Gucci Ad directed by David Lynch (video)
This ad combines a few of my favorite things (albeit in a random way): David Lynch, Blondie, and gorgeous models. It features Blondie's "Heart of Glass" and is directed by the man himself. I was expecting something weirder, but clearly Lynch understands the audience (and ad execs) that he has to please. Models featured: Raquel Zimmerman, Natasha Poly and Freja Beha Erichsen.
- Neko Case - Behind the House (demo) (MP3)
Anti records recently re-released 'Fox Confessor Brings the Flood' with bonus material, and remastered version of 'Blacklisted' and 'Furnace Room Lullaby'. This is a previously unreleased demo of "Behind the House" found on the Fox Confessor Bring the Flood bonus disc.
- Nas - Surviving the Times (video)
A real return to form for Nas, a nostalgic walk in his shoes through his 16-year career. Too bad the recently released "Greatest Hits" CD from Sony barely scratches the surface.
- New York Magazine: 100 Vintage New York videos
Includes The Beatles at Shea, Elvis at MSG, Lennon and Yoko at MSG, James Brown at Studio 54, The Ramones at CBGB, Madonna at Danceteria, and an excellent performance by Grandmaster Flash at The Tube.
- A few interesting music biopics/documentaries that are definitely on my watch list this season:
I'm Not There (Bob Dylan)
I've been a fan of Todd Haynes ever since I saw his now banned film school project, "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story" (which you can download here *wink*wink*). Most intriguing is the way he chooses to present aspects of Bob Dylan's life, specifically his choice of Cate Blanchett and Marcus Carl Franklin in the cast.
Control (Ian Curtis)
I'm not familiar with Sam Riley's previous work as an actor, but I'm excited that Samantha Morton plays Deborah Curtis.
The Future is Unwritten (Joe Strummer)
Looks like this is a fitting tribute to the late, great Joe Strummer, one of the greatest musical minds of our time. Hopefully, this will see a wider release in the near future.
- Fascinating mug shot of David Bowie - still nonetheless looking as cool and stylish as ever - from a 1976 pot bust.
- The new trailer for PT Anderson's new movie, " There Will Be Blood" is up. I am really looking forward to this supposedly Malick-esque period piece loosely based on Upton Sinclair's "Oil!".
- Harold And Kumar 2
The trailer for the new Harold and Kumar movie looks rather ridiculous. I hope the movie does not suck as much as the trailer would indicate.