Friday, July 29, 2005
Screw This Cubicle, I'm Moving to Nashville, part 3
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Senate votes to change line of succession
P.S. -- Third Rock From the Sun Season One DVD came out Tuesday. I bought it that morning.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Owen Wilson appreciation from Slate
Read this cool article about Owen and Wes in Slate.
Monday, July 25, 2005
It is awesome.
asOf_July25-2005: "Test, test. A playlist is a living thing. Here's where mine wound up after this weekend."
Finally, more from RNRNRW news director Nathan:
"According to Hollywoodreporter.com, Martin Scorsese's two-part Bob Dylan documentary, which combines unseen footage of the legendary singer/songwriter combined with extensive interviews, will be airing Sept. 26 and 27 on BBC and PBS ... 07-22-05 - 7:51 am"
Saturday, July 23, 2005
While eating the steak I watched "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (via DVD), and then, after the steak, whilst painting my third "work" (I've recently taken up painting), I watched "Noting Hill" on ABC tv. Then, that was over so, I put in "Ghost World" which is, to me, a fantastic movie that is directed by Terry Zwigoff.
I was trying to watch "Bad Santa" that I received via "Netflix". I didn't even realize that "Bad Santa" was a "Terry Zwigoff" film, but it is. And guess what?? It was broken. I couldn't really watch it 'cause it has a crack in it. Netflix is going to send me a replacement.
Anyway, Terry Zwigoff's "Ghost World" is my favorite movie ever. I can type for-ever about why.
"Mirror, Father, Mirror."
The only movies that are better than "Ghost World" are:
"That's a Mongoose"...."That's not officially for sale." Says the same guy that made the last few seasons of Frasier so good (Although Shannon (from 99 Main) hates Frasier).
Anyway, "Ghost World" is a great movie;
"But those our our people."
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Must Read NYtimes article
Hollywood is just mixing everything they have in a big pot, throwing it at your face, and just hoping that whatever chunks of this mushy stew that landed in your mouth is something you like.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Ladell McLin was the guy's name.
He's not on Rhapsody or iTunes so I haven't heard that song again. But he has some stuff on his website to download.
And Pitchfork has a song from him to download.
Monday, July 18, 2005
Blast from the Past: Mucky Pup
Anywho, Back in the early nineties I was somewhere around 13 and I was listening to a lot of De La Soul is Dead, Nevermind, Death Certificate, They Might Be Giants, and somehow a friend had a tape of this band called Mucky Pup.
Very obscure. I lived in Germany at the time so how we found this tape I have no idea.
We listened to this album so much! Very heavy skate-rock sounds. 15+ years later I wanted to see if I could find out what album it was and if I could buy it. The fella at Relative Theory helped me find out that they had a website! And, not only that, but you can listen to all their albums!
The one we used to listen to was apparently called "Can't You Take a Joke" and it is exactly how I remember it. I was jumping around and FARrrreaking out with the biggest smile on my face. It was always like....like I wasn't sure if I dreamed up the band and I couldn't believe that they existed.
You can listen to "Can't You Take a Joke" if you want to by going to here.
Mucky Pup Audio Jukebox.
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Thursday, July 14, 2005
White Stripes in Brazil on MTV
"The White Stripes' recent performance in Manaus, Brazil, will be debuting in an MTV special on Wednesday (July 13), Rollingstone.com reports. The unique show was held in the middle of the Amazon rainforest ... 07-12-05 - 8:56 am"
Apparently it aired Yesterday. Was it any good?
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
I was going to go to Siren Fest again this year. I had made a reservation at East Village Bed and Coffee but I had to cancel my trip. Bummer. I had such a good time last year (and the year before that was even more fun).
From the Archives:
Siren 2004 Photo Essay
Siren 2003 epic Greyhound 24 hour roundtrip, sleeping in the Port Authority, hanging out with Rick Shapiro adventure:
Monday, July 11, 2005
Joanna Newsom Audio Interview
Wicked cool audio interview with Joanna Newsom.
I watched La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, and Amelie this past week. My netflix queue is full of foreign movies with English subtitles. I'm feeling very in touch with my European side and am desperate to learn a romance language.
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Spinto Band Video!
This whole entire album is great. You all should buy it.
Spinto Band, Live at Relative Theory Records - Crack the Whip.mp4
Check the video out. It's an *.mp4 that will open in Quicktime player which is free at apple.com/quicktime.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
I like to ride my bicycle
So two days ago I finally got me a new bike too! Jaime got the cool one last weekend and I'd been looking for the perfect bike for me. Luckily for my wallet I found a perfect one at the Kmart. It's a six speeder "comfort" style so I can still cruise around relaxed like, or I can kick it up and get some aerobic exercise.
In the two days I've had it I've gotten two injuries, both on or below my right ankle. Hopefully the honeymoon period of injury is now over and I can just concentrate on having fun.
On Independence Day I rode my new bike over to Milford Rd for the Brandon Heights 4th of July Independence Parade, where I was a judge. It was a blast. I voted this kid 3rd place in the "Wagons/Strollers" category.
It's a little pool!
"I have to say, it was a good [Independence] day." - Ice Cube
Friday, July 01, 2005
Trachtenburg's New Album
So it turns out that little Rachel (of the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Player) was sick. It was just Jason on stage. Tina wasn't there even to run the projector. Some dude was doing it and he didn't do a very good job. Jason kept having to pause in the middle of the song to tell the guy to go back. He was flying through the slides too fast.
Jason played Nellie's piano and his acoustic guitar. Then Nellie came out at played for 90 minutes or so. She keep introducing songs as "This is when Jennifer Aniston is..." and Jaime and I didn't really know what the heck she was talking about. She said something about "This is another song that was written and rejected for a Jennifer Aniston movie" but she didn't give any other info about it. She later mentioned Mark Ruffalo so maybe she meant this movie.
Other than that, it was the same basic Nellie thing, her and a piano. She seemed a little bored by her old songs. She's been singing some of those since early-early 2003 so I can't really blame her. Fun time, but maybe it wasn't really worth a three hour drive. I got back super late and yadda, yadda, yadda, I'm really tired today. I hope she comes by a little closer home next time.
Jason Trachtenburg says their next album will be named after their song "Middle America."
Watch a Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players Middle America Slideshow.
From the RNRNRW archives:
Letters to Milt (Jason's dad).
Kimya Dawson is Amazing.
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