Friday, May 30, 2008

Sexy lady on the floor

I had my first encounter with Bollywood tonight. The film was Dhoom:2 and it was amazing. It's an epic film, the story of a criminal mastermind (and master of disguise) and the cops who are after him. It was filled with action, drama, comedy, a love story, musical numbers, and special effects. That soundtrack! I actually found the best thing to listen to after that movie, and it turned out to be mashups from The film was mostly in Hindi, but there were often phrases, or sometimes just single words in the middle of a phrase in English. Overall, this movie was grossly over-the-top, but I loved it.

Dhoom:2 Trailer

This is the first musical number. The criminal mastermind is the one in the wife beater and green scarf.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I don't know if I can anticipate an album more than the upcoming release from Sigur Rós. They managed to just let it sneak in there too. The release date for "með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust" is June 23 in the US, but the album begins streaming online from on June 9th. Right now you can head over there and download the first single, "Gobbledigook", and watch the music video for it, which is very not safe for work! I'd say that it is very much worth your time.

Monday, May 26, 2008

An ill-kept front yard

I have to say that I was surprised this morning. I generally stay on top of what's coming up on Daytrotter, but this Mountain Goats session caught me unawares. That's not to say it wasn't a pleasant surprise. :-)

The Mountain Goats - Daytrotter Session Encore

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Get your head in the game.

I just finished watching High School Musical. I wouldn't say that it's the best movie ever, but it's definitely in the top 10.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the lips

I'm easily influenced by pop culture. I seek out music that I read about in books. I search out books that get mentioned in songs. I think it's great that at one point Ander Monson and I were using the same toothpaste. So, when I find the song "Rye" by Lullaby For The Working Class, and it's a song that I really dig, I had to get myself a bottle of rye whiskey. It ended up being a bottle of Jim Beam Rye. And it gets a thumbs up.

Lullaby for the Working Class - Rye
"We'll just wash it down with rye."

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

What would you yell into your well?

The Internet is filled with amazing things, like YOUNGME - NOWME, a project that is collecting photos of submitters at a young age and comparing them to pictures of them now, generally in the same pose. Check it out.

In knitting related interests, I've started three projects since I last mentioned anything. I started a ribbed sock, a scarf knit on a bias, and a twisted rib watchcap. The sock has become my traveling project, and the cap is now my watching-Pistons-basketball-on-TV project, mostly because it is on circular needles and has a simple pattern, so that when the game comes back from commercials I can just put it down. I also started to teach myself to knit English style, just for shits and giggles.

P.S. Smog shouldn't have written so much great music. "Knock Knock" is probably my favorite album of all-time, and I just got "Red Apple Falls" and "A River Ain't Too Much To Love" and am just smitten. And the only reason I bought those was because Amazon had "Sun Giant" by Fleet Foxes on sale for 3 dollars and I was damn well not going to pay as much for shipping as I would for the cd, so I aimed for the $25 free shipping mark. "Sun Giant" is better than I expected, which means that it is great.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Antennas to Heaven

I think one of the best feelings in the world is to listen to the first song off an album and fall completely for it such that by the time it is over you have to wonder why you waited so long to listen to it. I did it for "HLLLYH" by The Mae Shi and today it was done by "Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven" by godspeed you! black emperor. The only reason I even have that album is because of eMusic, and how you get so many downloads per month, and how when downloading albums you always end up with a handful of downloads left, and how gy!be albums are only 4 songs long, so you download two songs this month and two the month before that, and now you have 80 minutes of captivating music that was otherwise absent from your life because 30 second snippets don't do this band any justice but you decide to download them anyway because what else are you going to do with those two leftover downloads this month.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Like genuinely afraid

Remember when John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats had a guest spot on an Aesop Rock song? Well he gave Aesop Rock free reign over his song "Lovecraft In Brooklyn" and this is what happened.

The Mountain Goats - "Lovecraft In Brooklyn (Aesop Rock remix)"

Sunday, May 4, 2008

silent like the wind

The singer for Future Islands is Jack Black co-incarnate and I was rarely over two feet from Dan Deacon's light panel and trippy green skull. I was the last participant in the dance contest (sassy as fuck) and ended up with no competitor so I ended up becoming the start of a dance gauntlet. The concert ended two hours ago and my ears are still ringing and I will be so sore tomorrow from dancing for almost two hours straight. But I know I will not be sorry. "Spiderman of the Rings" will be spinning on my record player tomorrow. Motherfucking Dan Deacon, motherfucker.