Random 10 for Oct. 1, 2008 October 01, 2008 |
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Happy October, gang!
1. The Bangles, “September Gurls”
2. Cake, “I Will Survive”
Well, I know there are some non-Cake fans who comb this here blog, but “let them eat it,” I say. The music video above is a slightly censored version of the group’s Gloria Gaynor disco cover, but... Read More
“The Wilhelm Scream” October 01, 2008 Fascinating short piece on a famous scream that has shown up as a sound effect in over 130 films, including all of the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” films. And apparently, the man who did the original was none other than novelty song legend Sheb Wooley. Read More
Music Review: Ben Folds, “Way to Normal” October 01, 2008 Rating: 74 Though his filthy mouth is getting filthier with age, Ben Folds’ musical direction seemed in danger of falling into permanent coffee shop mode — that is, until he found the “Way to Normal.” Folds has rediscovered the bounce of his Ben Folds Five recordings on this third solo disc,... Read More
Watch it! For October 1, 2008 October 01, 2008 At last! After its tragically truncated first season, the brilliant and beguiling Pushing Daisies returns to ABC. By all rights, this whimsical comedy-drama-mystery is far too eclectic, romantic and just plain inventive to last long on network TV — so watch it while you have the chance.... Read More
DVD Review: “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” October 01, 2008 Rating: 80 The plot for “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” is suspiciously commonplace: Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) has his heart stomped by crime drama star Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), so he hops a plane to Hawaii to escape his sorrow only to find Sarah and her rebound rock star, Aldous Snow (Russell... Read More
Guestroom Records Sales Chart for October 1, 2008 October 01, 2008 1. TV On the Radio “Dear Science” (DGC/Interscope) 2. Jenny Lewis “Acid Tongue” (Warner Bros.) 3. Kings of Leon “Only By the Night” (RCA) 4. Blitzen Trapper “Furr” (Sub Pop) 5. Radiohead “In Rainbows” (ATO) 6. Mogwai “The Hawk is Howling” (Matador) 7.... Read More
Video of the Day: She & Him, “You Really Got a Hold On Me” October 01, 2008 Zooey and M. get Smokey on this classic. A note to M.: don’t drink milk before a gig — that phlegm thing can be a problem. Note to Zooey: don’t change. 1 Show / Hide Archive Comments The following comments are archived from the original publication of this post Rob on Oct 02, 2008 @ 8:34 pm Three words:Om... Read More
Random 10 for September 30, 2008 September 30, 2008 1. Charlotte Gainsbourg, “5:55.” Serge’s daughter collaborates with Air, with predictably seductive results. Anyone who’s seen the problematic but difficult-to-shake “I’m Not There” knows that despite Blanchett overshadowing almost everything else, Gainsbourg was one of the best things going in the... Read More
Either/Or, Episode 8: The Money Edition September 30, 2008 In Either/Or, we take two people in similar pursuits, and you choose between them. It can be based on any criteria: professional ability, personality, intellectual prowess, physical pulchritude, or who you’d want backing you up in a knife fight. It really doesn’t matter: just choose Either/Or. Read More
Video of the Day: Antony and the Johnsons, “Another World” September 30, 2008 I still maintain that Antony sounds like a cross between Bryan Ferry and a Dyson, but many of you are beguiled so here it is, the title track from the Another World EP. Read More
Video of the Day: Wye Oak, “Please Concrete” September 29, 2008 Any child that can create cracks in the pavement like that is an obvious threat to national security. Read More
Random 10 for September 29, 2008 September 29, 2008 1. Ra Ra Riot, “Dying is Fine.” This violin-drenched beauty from The Rhumb Line is perfectly accentuated by this clip that looks like children’s storybook. I mean, a dreadfully sad one that you’d read to your child if you wanted him to cry, but a storybook nevertheless. 2. Beck, “Readymade.”... Read More
Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on “SNL,” Part Two September 29, 2008 “From Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan or Jalal Talabani, the president of Iraq, or Bono, the King of Ireland.” Tina Fey is raising this to an art. Read More
Robert Plant Alison Krauss Photo Spectacular September 29, 2008 Our illustrious photo editor, Doug Hoke, took these great photos of the Robert Plant-Alison Krauss show Friday night at the Zoo Amphitheatre. As I wrote, a magnificent concert. (more…) 6 Show / Hide Archive Comments The following comments are archived from the original publication of this post Chase on Sep 29,... Read More
Concert Review: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Zoo Amphitheatre, Friday Sept. 26, Oklahoma City September 27, 2008 Some concerts simply do justice to the artist’s work, but others achieve transcendence. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, performing a hastily arranged benefit concert for Hurricane Ike victims that attracted an unconditionally loving capacity crowd Friday night at the Zoo Amphitheatre, found that extraordinary... Read More
Real Savage-Like: Lindsey Buckingham Live in Tulsa September 26, 2008 It’s not that funny, is it? When Lindsey Buckingham discusses his life, both inside Fleetwood Mac and in the free zone of his solo career, his descriptors take on political airs. The guitarist describes music he makes on his own being “far to the left,” and the deliberations determining what... Read More
Random 10 for Sept. 25, 2008 September 25, 2008 1. The Supersuckers, “Born with a Tail” I’m going to make a bold statement right now, so hang on to your hat, or whatever else you might feel the urge to hold. The Supersuckers’ “Born with a Tail,” from the group’s rip-snortin’ 1995 album The Sacrilicious Sounds of the Supersuckers, is... Read More
Neil Diamond Teleconference September 25, 2008 I’m on the phone with several other journalists talking to Neil Diamond, who will perform Oct. 19 at the Ford Center, and I just heard Neil say the name “Smokey Hormel.” I think I’ll turn it into a ringtone. 2 Show / Hide Archive Comments The following comments are archived from the original publication... Read More
Video of the Day: Au, “RR vs. D” September 25, 2008 Wow. I have no idea what this song means, but it’s rare I feel like I’m hearing something wholly original, and this band’s heady combination of prog-pop and pop-orchestral music is simply something I’ve never heard before. I’m seeking out this Portland, Ore. band’s latest disc, Verbs, immediately.... Read More
Random 10 for September 24, 2008 September 24, 2008 1. Malcolm McLaren, “Buffalo Gals.” One of pop music history’s most audacious Barnumesque hucksters went culture diving into New York hip-hop in the early ’80s, then turned around and got Anne Dudley and Trevor Horn to craft some Art of Noise beats that resembled or suggested the real thing. As one of... Read More
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