Saturday, July 6, 2013

Song of the Day: "Moon Mission"

My notes for this song say "Weller-esque"--see if you can hear the Robocop inspired sound.



Song: "Moon Mission"
Artist: Jason Harrod

Friday, July 5, 2013

Song of the Day: "Little Numbers"

Another track from Boy, who I decided earlier sound like Mary Chapin Carpenter singing with Feist.



Song: "Little Numbers"
Artist: Boy

Don't be that guy at the pool...

Song of the (yester) Day: "All-American Boy"


Weird, didn't even post a song. So I will post a post hoc song--it's not great but there's gratuitous beefcake and the song is (was) seasonal. So there's that.



Song: "All-American Boy"
Artist: Steve Grand

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Song of the Day: "Pompeii"

OMG ADD--I've had this window open for ever trying to post a song and then SHINY SHINY SHINY squirrel!

Bastille day is like a week from Sunday.



Song: "Pompeii"
Artist: Bastille

Notes on This is the End

A love letter from Seth Rogan to Jay Baruchel, it's one of the funniest fucking movie's I've seen in a while. I wasn't stoned while watching but that wouldn't hinder one's enjoyment, I presume.

It's unlikely to be remembered anywhere except maybe the MTV Movie Awards or, if it qualifies for whatever they call the Independent Spirit Awards these days, maybe some action there. It would be great if Jay Baruchel and Jonah Hill got some love via Golden Globes nominations (Baruchel for Best Actor Musical/Comedy, Hill for Best Supporting Actor) or an effects Oscar nomination for its sound or visual effects, but those are all dark horse at best.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Song of the Day: "Holy Ghost"

Mavis Staples transforms this typically downbeat track from Low into a neo-gospel throw down.

Take that Randy Travis (for no particular reason, except "hey, it's hot here, I might drive naked later" [not really]).



Song: "Holy Ghost"
Artist: Mavis Staples

Monday, July 1, 2013

Notes on The Heat

It was hot so I went to the movies. I used my Groupon to see The Heat, a totally unique movie starring Sandra Bullock as a by-the-book federal agent and Melissa McCarthy as a fat person. In the history of movies there has never been this kind of kooky oil and water type of pairing. Not ever. Certainly not that I can think of or in the past 48 hours at least (I mean, sure, 48 Hours, but that's just 1 example).

The cast is rife with talent, from Jane Curtin to Tarram Killen (that's totally not how you spell his name) and Spoken Reasons (an actual person, it seems). It's disappointing to find out that Michael McDonald wasn't Michael McDonald but was Michael McDonald. Wouldn't it be cool if, just once, Michael McDonald showed up as like a Bond villain. Not that McDonald plays the villain. Or does he? Spoiler alert: he does. As does June Curtain and Tiramisu Killian Hill Road. Or not. You'll have to see the movie to know.

And you will, about 18 times a weekend if you have FX and can wait until October 2014. FX (or maybe FXX, who can say) will run the movie 18 times a weekend starting then. Unless it's on USA or TBS instead.

Spoiler alert: hilarity will ensue.

Who knew women could work with each other? (Not me.)

And a skinny, by-the-book federal agent working with fat person? Hysterical.

Fat people are always hysterical. Spend a day with me, you'll see.

Awards potential: I hope zilch.

Did I hate it? Not at all. The movie is exactly like you expect it to be.

Song of the Day: "Idol"

According to Rolling Stone the Smith Westerns sound more British than the British bands they're trying to sound like.

I don't disagree.



Song: "Idol"
Artist: Smith Westerns

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Song of the Day: "Sleep"

I was trying to post a new Cass McCombs video and have been frustrated by lack of obvious embedding options. I'm too tired to try the new Pixies song so I'll go with this track that my nephew mentioned on Facebook a couple of weeks ago.

The song is from late last year, but in the heat of the summer (btw this summer hit Portland like a motherfucker last week and is kicking my ass into this week--no post-4th of July start this year) sleep sounds good. Where is my Xanax...



Song: "Sleep"
Artist: Allen Stone