Monday, March 29, 2010

Fear[s] Of The Dark- Trailer/ Mini Review / Focus On French Film @ SUNY Purchase

I want to give you a head's up on one of the better events that has become a annual success @ SUNY Purchase. During the weekend of April 9-11th, the Focus French Film Festival comes on campus, screens films, and gives away free food. Some of the best modern French Film is screened throughout the campus, most of the screenings occur at the PAC (Performing Arts Center) but some are screened in the Humanities Theater located in the Humanities Building.

One of the films being screened during this year's festival, is titled Fear[s] Of The Dark . A collection of animated short films that not only frighten the soul, but provide for some of the most beautiful cinematic artwork I've ever seen on a screen.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Logorama- 2010 Oscar Award-Winning Animated Short Film

I think it speaks for itself:

Logorama from Marc Altshuler - Human Music on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Hold Steady- Hurricane J

This song was released earlier this week and I can't stop listening. I'm so excited for this release and this band and the future for late guys in their 30's playing rock n roll. Go catch them before the mid-life crisis'.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sex G-d Cowboy

i love these videos.

Kitsune Noir

Usually blogs have little lasting effect on my memory. I came across Kitsune about two years ago, and forgot about it, came back to it, forgot about it again. Not only is this blog spectacularly creative in the material it covers, but Bobby Solomon (the creator) fuses both fashion, design, and music together in his stylish and innovative blogging.

Every week he releases a Mixcast featuring different songs his commenters suggest or songs he throws together for a supberb free downloadable mix.

This is volume 29.


Meet Me in the Garden by Dent May
Here Comes The Sun Again by M.Ward
Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles
Foolin’ by Devendra Banhart
Holiday by Vampire Weekend
Like Castanets by Bishop Allen
The Swimming Song by Vetiver
Oh, Magnolia Tree by Ducktails
Kay-Ray-Ku-Ku-Ko-Kex by Múm
A Higher Power by Jens Lekman
The Line by Wave Machines
Oklahoma, U.S.A. by Yo La tengo
Saturday by The Clientele

Download it Here!

I strongly suggest if you choose one website to get lost in today, pick this one. If you enjoy innovative art and design or want to discover some new jams, this is your website.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The New Ted Leo

I'm diggin. I really like that Ted Leo is almost 40 years old and still one of the coolest people on the planet. Here's a clip from earlier this year @ The Meat Locker.

He also has did a co-interview with Spin talking to Paul Weller (The Jam) they talk to each other.... about each other. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to react when reading two artists conversation about how great the other one is, but I didn't mind this one too much.

How lucky is Jools Holland?

Listen to Ted Leo, listen to Paul Weller, smoke crack like Amy Winehouse.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Broken Social Scene – “Forced To Love” & “All To All”


What do you think of the new Broken Social Scene?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Manufacturing Consent: A Movie about Noam Chomsky

If you have a couple hours to sit down and watch an incredible documentary, make sure to watch this one. The first time I heard about Noam Chomsky was in a NOFX song. I wish I would have looked him up a tad bit sooner.

I'm too tried to give a description so heres one from Wikipedia!:

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) is a multi award-winning documentary film that explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, a linguist, intellectual, and political activist. Created by two Canadian independent filmmakers, Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick, it expands on the ideas of Chomsky's earlier book, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, which he co-wrote with Edward S. Herman(Wikipedia)

Please just watch the first 10 minutes. This documentary will change the way you watch media. Not porn though, you'll probably still watch that the same way.

Here's that NOFX song, you punx:

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Weather Girls- It's Raining Men

It's pouring right now in Purchase, which inspired me to post the song that I always think about whenever I'm in a rainstorm.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mr Warmth: Don Rickles

When I was 12 years old, I bought Chris Rock's comedy album, "Bigger and Blacker". Although I probably understood a fourth of the jokes on the album, I played that disk until the plastic wore off. He had these amazing commentaries on race and modern culture that for some reason struck a chord with a pre-pubescent white boy from suburban New Jersey. How can anyone not love "No Sex In The Champagne Room"? Not this guy.

I've been enamored with standup comedy ever since I bought that album.

A few years ago I came across this documentary and immediately fell in love. Not only because the movie had all these hotshots stroking Don Rickles ego for an hour and a half. But I couldn't stop watching, every time it came on HBO, I was hypnotized. It's strange because most of the film is composed of other people telling stories about their relationships. Something that should be boring. The film discusses his life and upbringing, his time in the Navy and how he slowly became one of comedies all time greats.

I've watched this clip numerous times. Not only because the clip is a comedic gem, it's this immaculate time capsule of the coolest generation of celebrity that has ever existed. Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Neil Armstrong, and Ronald fuckin Regan! Can you imagine what that after party looked like? Dean Martin was smoking on the show!

The Eighties didn't slow him down like some entertainers (see: The Rolling Stones) He's almost seventy years old in that clip and as fresh as he ever was. Making fun of Whoopie will never not be funny.

Hanging out with Conan and poking fun at Andy Richter, just like he should be. Even when the heckler screams out, he puts her down like it was scripted in his act. There is something so special that lacks in contemporary comics.

Still making fun of Regis. I love this man so much. I hope one day I can see him perform. I better hurry up.

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