Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Pale Fox

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++I mean, Grace Jones was on Chatty Man...what else do you need? Hang it up now, Chatty Man. It's not going to get much better than that..

++The Dog Lobby is really flexing its muscles these days.

++Lol. I don't share this opinion, but there was a story a few weeks ago that everyone seemed to be up in arms on the internet over and I couldn't even begin to summon a single F about. I looooove when that happens.

++It's not xmas in my home til I start crackin wise about The Boss' x-rated demands on his band in Santa Claus is Comin to Town.

++Here's some glitchy goodness from Oceaan that reminds me of Shuggie Otis for some reason and that is a good thing.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

EarthEE

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++Now selling at Whole Foods: Nightmare Fuel.

++Richard Grant's tweets always make me smile. What a great thing when you discover someone's personality to be better than expected.

++I don't know if it is just because I am more attuned to it ever since hearing a singer I recently profiled mention it, but I keep hearing Jewel songs everywhere now. Nostalgia go deep, yo.

++So now I am hearing that maybe I *do* want to see the new Blade Runner? Am just a pawn in your game, media.

++Guess I'll be blogging about Onra related stuff this week... Here one of his discoveries, a sorta throwback to 90s Afrocentricness

 ... and a linkypoo to a TheeSatisfaction track, whose album drops Feb 24th.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Please Don't Follow Me

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 ++Gwen and Jemima's sibs Jake Paltrow and Lola Kirke look so much like them, though not quite..they're like knockoff or imitation paintings. (I'm sure they are compleeeetely talented in their own rights.)

++I think Cher and her sawed off shotgun might have an opinion on this subject. People, journalists, countrymen, when will you lend Cher your ear!?

++Here are two delightfully entertaining articles on one of Noah Baumbach's latest films starring Ben Stiller and Adam Driver called While We're Young: The first article talks about the stickiness of incorporating characters loosely based on actual people in one's work and the criticism of Baumbach's ("baumbach blowback" if you will..) perceived biting of mumblecore king Joe Swanberg's style.

The funny thing to me is how the paragraph above sounds like the plot of a Baumbach moviel..complicated relationships and problems and such.

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Love this line from the second article about the film's soundtrack when Adam Driver enthusiastically plays Ben Stiller Kenny Loggins' song Danger Zone who says: "I still remember when this song sucked!

No word if Baumbach's favorite barista James Murphy will be doing more soundtrack work for him in the near future.

Josh Srebnick Joe Swanberg for his part, has been working on a movie called Queen of Earth, starring Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston. It's being described as a psychological thriller about two women who escape to a beach house. Oh, if only it was these two, instead!

++Um, sorry ladies,the ratio of female to male gingers is not a selling point for some of us.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Salon

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++This Sony controversy revolving around Amy Pascal reminded me of some degree of Julia Philips' famous expose You'll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again. Funny side note in this very old article, the two young up and coming guys that hung around with her and the reporter were Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, lol.

++Just the sight of the words Teenage Fanclub makes me smile.

++Marvin Gaye and his friend didn't need to go so high tech, they could've saved money and just used the Progresso Soup can method.

 ++I just discovered Onra and will try my mightiest not to post one of these Chinoseries songs everyday but I ain't makin no promises. Fi-re. It's kind similar to the Dan Farber track from last week, an updated version of old cultural instrumentation.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

In A Heartbeat

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++I wonder if the employee who suggested removing the apostrophe in Albertsons ever got credit for saving the company all that money in print and sign letters. Or at least some day-old cheese?

++This poor lady probably thought the schoolyard ribbing would be left in the schoolyard. (Insert movie trailer record scratch sound effect here.) And then along came Twitter.

++Do a comedy/novelty album of songs, Billy Eichner. (Screams): DO IT!! The Glitter and Ribs song cracked me up.

Ahhhh...this is the perfect way to end what was a pretty decent week.:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

4 Fork User Rating

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++ From the Inbox: Hailing from Tel Aviv, Dan Farber's debut trap and bass EP Middle Eastern Jungle just came out this week on Dim Mak Records. Farber began his career at a young age as the in-house producer, writer, and composer for “TACT,” Israel's highly acclaimed hip-hop label. More info at his Soundcloud here.

++Hee hee, Twitter you are so saucy and funny today! Charming.

+Had the thought the other day that it's too bad that Beschamel is the name of a sauce because it has kind of a nice ring to it as a first name. But with an S to make it more Zooeyish. cc:@losfelizdaycare

++Fringe. I bet Project Runway is responsible for this trend. I bought a purse the other day with a comically long strap for someone of my (diminutive) height, and it is rockin my world. Love it so hard. So I don't mind goin flowerchild...but meh to the Fringe for me.

++I keep meaning to write about Fleur & Manu (she's beautiful!) and the craftspersonship they bring to their videos but cut a bloggah some slack, it's mid-December and I'm faaaaaaaadinggg faaaaaaasst.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Fangirl Out

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++I watched the slowest, quietest most wonderful documentary over the weekend called Soul of a Banquet about Mandarin chef Cecilia Chiang, directed by Joy Luck Club's Wayne Wang.

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Highly recommended for any foodies out there. Despite my love for song, what I appreciated most about the film was the lack of music. There were long stretches that showed nothing but chopping, set to silence. And it was perfect and really entertaining to see Ruth Reichl fangirl the f-ck out. Grow some chill, lady! (The praise was completely warranted.) The climax was Chang's discussion of her post-revolution return to her homeland that reminded me so much of my favorite movie.

++I saw this big X in the sky above and my first thought was "nice marketing, Chris Brown's team." :(

(Or Ed Sheeran's team. X symbol was really in this year.)

++Even though she never actually the words I always pretend there are parts of this Selena Gomez song where she says pee-pee and doo doo because I'm mature.

(Other stray thoughts while listening to the radio today: 1) Why are the people in the Shoop song so resistant to the idea that the way of knowing the dude loves you is in his kiss. I imagine some alternate universe where Cher gets so pissed off that she ends that argument with a sawed off shotgun. 2) Letoya Luckett's name would have made for some great limericks had that all panned out with Destiny's Child. 3) Those Macy's homies yelling ONE! DAY! SALE! totally preceded Mustard's background chanting dudes. They have a case for copyright infringement.)

++Today's pick is from Sleepy Sun and will scratch the itch for anyone out there missing Silversun Pickups dark moody sound.

Monday, December 08, 2014

HurryUp,We'reDreaming.

++Howabout something a lil classy from Tarco Trio to start off this fine Diciembre morning?

++After reading Jeffrey Wells' review, now I feel like I definitely have to go see Inherent Vice.

++I ordered a leather bracelet over the weekend and came up with an idea for a one-off site where you enter the question:"Am I turning into Johnny Depp?" And it answers either yes or no.

++I think this equation constitutes a positive review? Was so bad at math in school.

++And here's one From the Inbox from Panic Is Perfect whose EP Behind Your Eyelids is due for a January release.

 

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Fat Vampires

++This is neither a brag or a lament..I just... know who so many of these people are...(!)

PS: Turning the TMZ logo into TMI? ((((love))))) TMZ should've named themselves TMI.

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++The other day I wrote about that peculiar PSY and Snoop video, in a little of the ol' compare and contrast of their personas. What's amazing to me is that Pitbull and PSY haven't worked together given that their schticks are so similar. The suits, the women as accessories, and (what one can only assume,) the heavy cologne and crotchstuffing?  Alas, they once graced the same stage
but not at the same time, like two prizefighters passing in the night. DWAHIA,DWTS?

Megaupload1++For a time there I was fascinated with Bitcoin (still am to some extent) and the idea that a conventional monetary system could be, if not exactly hacked, replaced entirely on some level. What if the same thing were true for politics as we know it? That would be some trippy isht.  These days conventional political systems don't seem to be able to mobilize people around a cause the way a good hashtag does, so it could happen?

++Never gonna see that new Blade Runner.

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++Several months ago I posted a clip of a Disney game called Kingdom Hearts that I still think about from time to time, specifically the imagery of a fantastical, bitchin roller coaster ride that looked SO fun and couldn't ever be replicated in reality (seen at :48).

A few weeks after watching the Kingdom Hearts clip I found myself sitting, disappointed, on an actual material bunk-ass non-neon roller coaster that didn't even come close to reaching the heavens. We hardly even touched the marine layer, let alone the ozone. I mean Come. On.

Do the Germans have a word for the sensation of yearning for the materialization of the virtual? Or the growing disparity between the two? They seem to know how to label ennui. Anyway, it's the same kinda thought I had while watching this gorgeous light show in this video by Arca. Nice work, Jesse Kanda:

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