“Mad Men” Recap: 411, “Chinese Wall” October 11, 2010 |
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By early September 1965, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is being forced into a wartime mindset, and while Don Draper is a supreme commander when he’s not hitting the Jamesons too hard, he makes two crucial mistakes late in this episode and it’s hard to imagine any of this working out on the bright side. Sure,... Read More
Video of the Day: Crystal Castles, “Baptism” October 08, 2010 Just a thought, but if I were ever in the same room with Alice Glass, I’d be damn sure that my carotid artery was obscured from view. Read More
Video of the Day: Local Natives, “Wide Eyes” October 07, 2010 This land shark is not bringing a “candygram. Read More
Video of the Day: Mumdance feat. Esser, “Don’t Forget Me Now” October 06, 2010 Your mother always told you, “Don’t play with your food!” All that time, she was worried that this would happen. Read More
Video of the Day: Corin Tucker Band, “Riley” October 05, 2010 Surprise — The Corin Tucker Band sounds like a more straightforward, less frenetic Sleater-Kinney. Nice, but I miss the fireworks, damn it. Read More
“Mad Men” Recap: 410, “Hands and Knees” September 30, 2010 With the various unravelings taking place in “Hands and Knees,” nearly every major character in “Mad Men” is facing just how tenuous success, happiness, relationships or simply the fragile balance of day-to-day life can be. The episode was a kind of chamber of horrors — everything that can go wrong,... Read More
Video of the Day: Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, “A History of Hip-Hop” September 30, 2010 JT and JF do a pretty amazing job condensing 31 years of rap into four minutes on the Sept. 29 edition — which, by the way, featured Belle and Sebastian doing the title track for their upcoming album, “Write About Love.” StaticBlog will post as soon as it’s available. Read More
Video of the Day: P—ed Jeans, “False Jesii, Part 2″ September 29, 2010 The mode of armchair art criticism I hate the most, and I hate it more than I hate many things, is the assertion that “Hell, I could do that.” Yeah, but you didn’t. Last night, you watched an “According to Jim” rerun. Watching “False Jesii, Part 2″ actually had me thinking “Hell, I could do... Read More
Photos: The Pretty Black Chains CD release weekend September 29, 2010 The Pretty Black Chains caused quite the ruckus this weekend. The Oklahoma City-based quartet performed to a sold out crowd at Cain’s Ballroom on Friday in support of The Smashing Pumpkins. On Saturday, the band packed The Conservatory in Oklahoma City for its CD release. Here are a few photos from the 20... Read More
Video of the Day: Duck Sauce, “Barbra Streisand” September 28, 2010 You’ve got your ?uestlove, your Chromeo, your Ezra Koenig, your Santigold, your Mr. Read More
Video of the Day: LCD Soundsystem, “Home” (Unofficial Video, But Who Cares?) September 27, 2010 Stupid kids, always stealing my robot and doing cocaine. Get off my damn lawn! – Lang LCD Soundsystem “Home” from FUNWUNCE on Vimeo. Read More
“Mad Men” Recap, 409: “The Beautiful Girls” September 23, 2010 Well, so much for the chaste, “That’s as far as I can go right now” Don Draper, but our anti-hero is still the guy we met in “The Summer Man” — fighting his way back, regaining his power. And that’s a good thing, because he needs full control of his faculties with the fecal storm brewing in this... Read More
Video of the Day: Neil Young, “Hitchhiker” September 21, 2010 The godfather of grunge rattles off a history of his pharmacopia in this fuzzed-out glory from next week’s “Le Noise.” – Lang Via Pitchfork. Read More
Video of the Day: Florence and the Machine, “Heavy in Your Arms” September 15, 2010 Ms. Welch out-Goths the Goths by singing while dead and being dragged away. Read More
“Mad Men” Recap, 408: “The Summer Man” September 13, 2010 “The Summer Man” refers to a man waking up, leaving the New York Athletic Club after swimming and announcing that he could smell the warm season, his olfactory nerves lighting up for the first time in a while, and while the corn smell is probably a faint memory of Dick Whitman’s childhood on the farm, the... Read More
Video: Sunday Lane singing “Find Your Way” September 10, 2010 Tulsa native Sunday Lane met with me shortly after her EP release this summer and to film a song with her brother. I just got around to posting the results. Lane goes to school in Florida so she won’t be playing in Oklahoma any time soon, but keep her on your radar. She has a lot of potential and she can sing... Read More
Video of the Day: B.o.B. and Rivers Cuomo, “Magic” September 09, 2010 Sure, there’s a new Weezer album out there. But with “Magic,” do you really need it? – Lang B.o. Read More
Video of the Day: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, “Bottled in Cork” September 08, 2010 Paul F. Tompkins wants to take our boys to the Great White Way, because everyone knows that punk works best on Broadway. Read More
“Mad Men” Recap: 406, “Waldorf Stories” September 07, 2010 Don Draper always excelled at being who he needed to be. It was a survival instinct that went back to the days of the Great Depression, when Dick Whitman learned the hobo code, that important way of finding out where a drifter would be welcome. These days, he is drifting more than ever as his Clio victory turns... Read More
Staticblog" is a repository for the musings and harangues of Assistant Entertainment Editor George Lang, featuring indie music videos, movie news.
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