I found today’s song review, first of hopefully many, on NPR’s SXSW mix page. The page allows you to stream over a hundred artists that played SXSW last week, and download some of the songs. Actually, quite a few of them. About 30 or so, but who’s counting, right? One of the songs I downloaded [...]
Posted: March 23rd, 2009 under Culture, Film, Music, Poetry, Reviews.
Tags: alvin and the chipmunks, andy samberg, eminem, emo, Film, hipster runoff, jay z, kanye, mgmt, Observations, passion pit, songreview, sxsw, t pain, the shins
Two new movies are coming out about Jane Austen and her novel Pride and Prejudice. Both look equally fantastic, original and I can’t wait to see them both. What are there titles you ask? Well I’ll tell you. The first one is called Pride and Predator and it’s about Elizabeth Bennett and the rest of [...]
Upon finishing New Brunswick, New Jersey Goodbye on Saturday, I think I’m glad I read it. I like that I was immersed in another’s experience of punk rock, and I liked the description of the New Brunswick scene, although it was minute. I also would have loved a companion CD with the book of the [...]
Young Widows are a three piece, post-hardcore band from Louisville, Kentucky. The band has been around since 2002, though their beginning was as another Louisville band, the metalcore gods Breather Resist. B.R. called it quits in 2005, and three of the four members stayed on to form Young Widows (not without first considering “Breather Resist” [...]
Posted: December 1st, 2008 under Culture, Film, Music, Photography, Poetry, Reviews, Writing.
Tags: 5150, Akai Headrush, Bluebird, Breather Resist, Emperor Cabs, Film, Glass Teeth, Line 6 Tremolo, Live Shows, Louisville hardcore, Observations, Peavey, post-hardcore, St. Louis, Verellen, Young Widows
I’ve decided (and my wife has confirmed this) that I have very little motivation to do what I want. To combat this, yesterday I did some work on an article I’ve been talking about writing for over a month. Also, I had the thought that maybe I should make a few goals from week to [...]
The film Lars and the Real Girl is one of the strongest proponents of the need for community I have seen in quite a while. For those who have yet to see it, Lars suffers from the delusion that his mail order, custom assembled, plastic doll is his girlfriend whom he’s in love with. Through [...]
Hey John, First quick thought. I was listening to the This American Life podcast and 8/18′s issue was titled “The Break-up.” Naturally, it’s about relationships and their endings, and how people react to that. Mostly the reaction of anger and longing, and “oh how could it end we were so perfect.” Two stories are examined [...]
Posted: August 23rd, 2008 under Film, Music, TV, Writing.
Tags: Chris Carrabba, Chris Henningfeld, dashboard confessional, Film, high fidelity, ira glass, John Cusak, Michael Scott, Rob Gordon, Steve Carrell, the break-up, the office, this american life, TV
Today I watched Pan’s Labyrinth. Quite good. Very beautiful fantasy. I can see why so many people were raving about it. I liked it’s use of conventional, fantasy story-telling elements but also how director Guillermo del Toro played with those ideas too. I liked the color very much too. Most of the movie is very [...]
Posted: July 8th, 2007 under Film.
Tags: alfonso cuaron, emma watson, fantasy, Film, guillermo del toro, history of love, ivana baquero, nicole krauss, ofelia, pan's labyrinth, spanish movies, y tu mama tambien
Not only is the high pitched ringing more noticeable in the quiet, my ear makes these crazy laser like noises in rapid succession. Kind of like the x-wing/tie fighter batter at the end of Return of the Jedi, except at 2x speed. He says while he inches up his glasses to his forehead…
Just finished the Fountain. Thought it was good, not great. 7/10. It’s a very well done, well-written, and quite beautiful movie. Very well thought out, planned, and edited. The storyline is good, believable within it’s universe, and the relationship between Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz is compelling and even emotionally draining at parts, but I [...]